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Genetic Approaches to Complex Heart, Lung and Blood Diseases
The Jackson Laboratory , Bar Harbor, Maine
September 6 - 16, 2000

Hypertension, coronary heart disease, asthma and other diseases of heart, lung and blood are polygenic diseases with a strong environmental component. An understanding of the genetic causes of diseases with this complex etiology can now be approached with the newest genetic and molecular biology tools. This intensive ten-day course is designed for the young investigator or the more established investigator wishing to move in a new direction.

Organized by:

Beverly Paigen, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory and William Nierman, Ph.D., The Institute for Genomic Research

Invited Speakers:

Melissa Austin, Ph.D., Wake Forest University

Terri Beaty, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene & Public Health

Eugene R. Bleecker, M.D., Wake Forest University

Gary Churchill, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Joachim Herz, Ph.D., University of Texas SW Medical Center

Howard Jacob, Ph.D., Medical College of Wisconsin

Donna R. Maglott, Ph.D., National Center for Biotechnology Information, NIH

Deborah A. Meyers, Ph.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine

Juergen Naggert, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Patsy Nishina, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Susan Old, Ph.D., National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Kenneth Paigen, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory

Shelley Phelan, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Nicholas Schork, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

Jianfeng Xu, Ph.D., Univerisity of Maryland

Deadline for Abstracts:

August 1


Registration Fee: The course fee of $1,200 includes lodging and meals at the historic Highseas Conference Center.

Scholarships: A few full scholarships and half-scholarships are available and will be applied to the fee. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need and to ensure adequate representation of minority and women participants. Please indicate in your application letter that you want to apply for a scholarship and the reason for the request.

Applications: Enrollment is limited to 35 participants. Applicants need to possess a doctoral degree or equivalent. Applications by Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are strongly encouraged.

Application for admission is made by submitting all of the following information: 1) First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name, Mailing Address, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Email Address 2) A letter briefly describing your work and stating why you want to attend this course (with scholarship request if applicable) 3) Your curriculum vitae 4) Citizenship or visa status (preference will be given to US citizens because of NIH funding). 5) Gender and minority status, to ensure adequate representation from women and minorities. Gender is especially important information to include for room scheduling purposes.

Applications will be reviewed on a competitive selection basis and will continue until July 6, 2000, or until the course is full.
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