Education and Outreach

The educational and outreach mission of the Center for Quantitative Medicine is to educate and train graduate and predoctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers, and scientists in quantitative methods and techniques for the analysis of data and to increase awareness and understanding of using rigorous quantitative methods within the biomedical sciences research community.

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Funded by the National Science Foundation Award #1460967

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Project Title

Modeling and Simulation in Systems Biology

Program Location

UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032

Program Background

10-week, in-residence, intensive summer research program, focused on modeling and simulation in systems biology, for U.S. citizen or permanent resident undergraduate students from around the United States and Puerto Rico. It will provide participants with a broad view of available career opportunities for mathematical scientists in academia, industry, and government. Participants will have the opportunity to expand their professional network of peers and mentors.

Program Dates

May 31 – August 4, 2017

Award

Eligible participants will receive $5,000 stipend. Housing, meals and travel allowance.

More Information on the Program

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Short Courses and Workshops

The Center for Quantitative Medicine provides short term training experiences to university and industry-based researchers, predoctoral and postdoctoral students, clinicians, and others in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, biostatistics, computational biology, systems biology, and other areas of quantitative medicine.

Upcoming Courses

  • Research Experience for Undergraduates. We are planning our fall lineup. Please check back soon!

Prior Courses

Miranda Lynch during a Short Course

Miranda Lynch, Ph.D., teaching during a short course on biostatistical methods

Graduate Level Training

The Center for Quantitative Medicine faculty teach, mentor, and advise predoctoral students in UConn Health's Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Science in the Cell Analysis and Modeling concentration. The goal is to provide participants with rigorous cross training in areas of mathematical, computational sciences, and systems biology areas to develop transdisciplinary scientists. Graduate students come from diverse backgrounds. Students take courses, attend seminars, and work on interdisciplinary research projects to broaden and strengthen their abilities to do quantitative research that is aligned with a particular faculty member mentor. For more information, visit the Center for Cell Analysis and Modeling (CCAM) and the Ph.D. Program in Biomedical Science websites.

CQM Outreach Activities

Two faculty members at CQM, Thomas Agresta and Paola Vera-Licona, participated at the Lewis Mills Math and Science Career Day on Wednesday, December 3. Students at Lewis Mills High School were invited to spend time with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) professionals who talked about their college majors, career paths and current positions in their fields. The day was designed to give attendants a sampling of different areas of study and careers that they may pursue.

STEM Career Day