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Training in Advanced Statistical Methods in Neuroimaging and Genetics

Advanced Statistical Methods in Neuroimaging and Genetics

The University of Utah, with major funding from the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke (R25NS117281), is happy to announce this two-week course. The focus of this course is to learn advanced statistical methods applied to neuroimaging and genetics, within the context of biomarker discovery. This is not an introductory course, and will teach advanced topics of Bayesian methods in neuroimaging, network science in neuroimaging, statistical genetics, and multi-modal predictive modeling. Course attendees are expected to already have experience with aspects of neuroimaging analysis and/or genetics. An innovation to our course is the additional 6-month follow-up, where attendees of the course have the opportunity to meet as a group with each lecturer for a 75-minute webinar-based workshop each month. This will allow course attendees to interact with the course faculty well after the two-week period. Additionally, the course attendees will have access to a slack help-line for questions surrounding implementation of methods.

Topics that will be covered in this course:

  • Generalized Linear Mixed Models
  • Bayesian Methods
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Logistic Regression
  • Network Science/Connectomics
  • Network based statistics
  • Statistical Genetics
  • Statistical Analysis of Genetics in the Context of Neuroimaging
  • Multi-modal image data fusion in a statistical context
  • Classification Methods

The course is structured with theoretical lectures that are paired with hands-on computer practical labs/tutorials. For more details please see the Syllabus tab to the left.

To ensure the highest quality of instruction, the course is limited to approximately 25 attendees each year, and requires an application process.

Mark your calendars! The course will be taught January 31 - February 11, 2022. Course is taught live US Mountain Time. Day starts at 8:30 am and is expected to be 7 hours (with breaks), with some days having an additional evening guest lectureship.

Applications being accepted now until November 15, 2021.
Begin application process.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course is being offered live via Zoom at a greatly reduced rate of $250 (USD) per person. There are a limited number of need-based “travel” awards available for eligible individuals. For 2022, the “travel award” will cover the cost of the course fee.

Because of the limited size, attendance is by application only. In general, applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, though we do have the ability to accommodate 1 to 3 individuals that do not meet this criteria.

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