Announcements: Spring 2016 Edition

Call for Abstracts: Symposium on Statistical and Computational Methods for Pharmacogenetic Epidemiology of Cancer

This two-day symposium, held August 11-12 at Memorial Sloan Kettering, will bring together junior researchers, leading experts, and graduate students working on statistical and computational methodologies with applications to studies of predictive biomarkers of cancer to discuss contemporary analytic issues, to exchange ideas, to stimulate collaborations, and to promote the use of novel statistical methods in the general cancer research community. The topical sessions will include: gene-treatment interactions in statistical models, heterogeneity of cancer etiology, progression, and response to treatment, targeted screening and intervention in clinical and population-based studies, novel sampling designs for evaluating treatment effects according to biomarker status, and statistical and computational software packages. The symposium is co-organized by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Abstracts are now being accepted and must be received by 5:00pm EST on June 15th. For more details, please see the submission instructions.

Ethics class starting June 1 with new Course Director


Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martin

Ethical, Social and Legal Issues in the Responsible Conduct of Research will begin on June 1 with newly named course director Dr. Inmaculada de Melo-Martin, CTSC Director of Regulatory Knowledge, Ethics, and Support Components, who has revamped the course from previous iterations. This class is the second part of a two-part series designed to heighten students’ awareness of ethical considerations relevant to conducting research. It will inform trainees of federal, state, and institutional policies, regulations, and procedures, and provide trainees with critical analysis and problem-solving skills for ethical decision-making. If you have not yet taken part one, Tri-Institutional Responsible Conduct of Research, it is offered in the fall term.

CTSC New Student Orientation in August

New Student Orientation for the education programs of the Clinical & Translational Science Center will be held in August. During this meeting, incoming students will have an opportunity to meet CTSC staff and learn more about the myriad programs and support services offered by the department. Lunch will be served during orientation. Details will be released closer to the event.

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