Career Development

Training & Support Opportunities
(MRC)2 2017 Pilot and Feasibility Program
The University of Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core (MRC)2 requests proposals for funding during the 2017 grant year (RFA found here). The Pilot and Feasibility program is intended to provide opportunities for investigators to advance basic, clinical and translational biomedical science by incorporating metabolomic technologies into their research program.

The goal of this program is to enable investigators to generate a sufficient body of preliminary information for a successful application for major research funding from NIH or other national granting agencies.

  • Submission Deadline: Thursday, March 16, 2017
  • Award Cycle: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
  • Discipline/Subject Area: Metabolomics
  • Amount: $50,000
  • Submission: Apply through the University of Michigan Medical School, Office of Research’s Competition Space portal
Metabolomics Workshop
  • Dates: May 8-11, 2017
  • Location: Kellogg Eye Center, 1000 Wall Street, Ann Arbor
  • The Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Resource Core is presenting a four-day workshop intended for investigators seeking a solid foundation to expand their research using metabolomics.
  • Costs per participant are $400 for internal U-M investigators and $800 for external investigators. Lunches are included. Please follow this link for more information:
2017 Innovation Lab on Quantitative Approaches to Biomedical Data Science Challenges in our Understanding of the Microbiome
DEADLINE: 11:59PM Eastern Time, March 12, 2017

June 19-23, 2017 Wylie Inn and Conference Center

The BD2K Training Coordinating Center is organizing an Innovation Lab to foster new interdisciplinary collaborations among quantitative and biomedical researchers to address data science challenges in our understanding of the microbiome. The scope of microbiome, as defined here, broadly describes the corresponding high-dimensional big data derived from microbiota associated with a health or biomedical research objective. A more detailed description of the Lab can be found in the document Detailed information on 2017 Innovation Lab (PDF). Some exemplar areas of quantitative interest are suggested in the document Quantitative Topics of Expertise Needed (PDF) and biomedical interest are suggested in the document Biomedical Topics of Expertise Needed (PDF).

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Insight Health Data Science Fellows Program
The Insight Data Fellows Programs are tuition-free professional Fellowships for students and postdocs looking to transition to careers in data science, health data science, data engineering, or artificial intelligence. Over the last 5 years, they have helped over 750 graduate students and postdocs who are all now data scientists and engineers at over 200 leading data companies across the United States.

Insight Health Data Science Fellows Program is an intensive, seven week postdoctoral training fellowship that bridges the gap between academic research and a career in health data science. Based in Boston and Silicon Valley, the program enables scientists to learn the industry-specific skills needed to work in the growing field of big data at leading healthcare organizations.

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Epigenomics at Van Andel Research Institute
August 7-11, 2017 – in Van Andel Research Institute (Grand Rapids, MI)

Taught by internationally recognized epigenomics experts, Epigenomics at VARI gives gifted graduate students an intense overview of the latest innovative methodology and its applications across several fields including cancer and neurodegenerative disease research. Students are active participants in all aspects of the course and will engage in scientific discourse with the faculty as well as present their own scientific project with a poster, engage in the Journal Club sessions, and participate in a career development workshop and social events.

The application period for Epigenomics at VARI 2017 opens January 3, 2017 and closes May 1, 2017. Please visit the How to Apply tab for more information.