Analyzing Genomic Research Data: Keeping the patient in mind





As researchers, it is important to keep in mind the clinical relevance of our work. In these sessions, participants will work together in small groups to analyze genomic research data utilizing publicly available online tools. This nanocourse will give participants a sense of how research is linked with the clinical aspect and how researchers can incoporate patient data into their own research. Throughout the sessions, participants will also learn about research and clinical careers that they may be interested in pursuing. 

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the factors that are involved in the decision to perform genetic testing
  • Determine the clinical significance of a genetic variant in relation to cancer susceptibility
  • Utilize online tools such as CIVic, OncoKB, COSMIC, ClinGen, PolyPhen, GnomAD, and more to interpret genomic data
  • Analyze clinical trials for appropriate treatment based on cancer gene panel data
  • Learn about potential clinical-oriented careers for Ph.D. level scientists

Session Details

This session has been postponed, please check back for details. Course structure will include two 3-hour sessions and attendance at both sessions is strongly encouraged. (Attendance at both sessions is required to obtain credit for the course).

Course Faculty

Richard Haspel, MD, PhD
  • Director of Medical Education, Department of Pathology
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Co-Chair, UTRIG Working Group
  • Chair, TRIG Working Group
Cynthia Morton, PhD
  • Director of Cytogenetics, Department of Pathology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Kale Hartmann, PhD (
  • Curriculum Fellow in Genetics
  • Harvard Medical School


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Note that registration for this course is required