March 25, 2020 - This meeting has been postponed until Spring 2021.  Please watch this space for more details or to be contacted when we have new date information, please email Claire Grimble at cgrimble@bu.edu.  Thank you.



An intensive, three day meeting utilizing the unique data from multiple cohorts - the Framingham Heart Study (FHS), the Jackson heart Study (JHS) and the Multi-Ethnic Study if Atherosclerosis (MESA)

The mission of this three-day workshop is to enable young clinical investigators and clinician scientists (MDs and PhDs) with the tools and resources to use epidemiological multi-omics data to perform cardiovascular translational research, using data from MESA as an example.

The meeting will be a combination of discussion sessions and hands on training. Lecture sessions will focus on key topic areas where they will discuss the architecture of multi-omics data, analytical approaches and pitfalls, data visualization and data integration. The hands-on experience on the computer will include instruction on how to analyze multi-omic MESA data, and how to evaluate the utility of the data for collaborations and grant applications. In addition, individual career counseling sessions led by mentors will be offered to workshop attendees.


Course Objectives

At the end of this course, participants will be able to use, analyze, and evaluate multi-omics cohort data for grant applications.

Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for clinical investigators and scientists (MDs, PhDs) from academic medical centers whose research focuses on epidemiological research spanning several specialties (e.g., cardiology, endocrinology and diabetes, neurology, nephrology, orthopedics, vascular medicine and public health).


Program Directors

Adolfo Correa, MD, PhD
Director and Principal Investigator, Jackson Heart Study
University of Mississippi Medical Center

David Herrington, MD, MHS
Dalton McMichael Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine
Professor, Section on Cardiovascular Medicine
Vice-Chair for Research, Dept. of Internal Medicine
Wake Forest School of Medicine

Vasan S. Ramachandran, MD
Program Chair
Jay and Louise Coffman Professor in Vascular Medicine
Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Chief, Section of Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology, Department of Medicine
Boston University Schools of Medicine & Public Health
Principal Investigator, The Framingham Heart Study

Stephen S Rich, PhD, FAHA
Director, Center for Public Health Genomics
Harrison Professor of Public Health Sciences

Jerome I. Rotter, MD
Director, Institute for Translational Genomics and Population Sciences
The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation (formerly Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Director, Division of Genomic Outcomes
Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Human Genetics, UCLA