The 2009 Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics

Chris Henson and Tessa Rattenbury both won scholarships to attend the 14th Summer Statistical Genetics workshops at the University of Washington.  Both are students in our Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program, and are not the first MES student to receive this scholarship.  Louisa Carter was awarded this scholarship several years ago, and is now a Ph.D. candidate at UGA and recently received a prestigious NIH fellowship.

Each scholarship covers housing, travel to Seattle, Washington, and tuition for 3 modules of the statistical genetics program.  Twenty modules are offered, all of which are taught by leading professionals in the industry.  The Institute, which runs fromJune 15 – July 1, consists of a series of two-and-a-half day workshops designed to introduce geneticists to modern methods of statistical analysis and to introduce statisticians to the statistical challenged posed by modern genetic data.

Congratulations Chris and Tessa!

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