CPPM Educational Opportunities

Precision Therapeutics Academy

The Department of Pediatrics, in conjunction with the Center for Pediatric Precision Medicine, is pleased to offer exciting, new research and training opportunities in precision therapeutics. Selected trainees from the fields of pediatrics and maternal medicine will receive mentorship and training by senior faculty members who are investigators for the NICHD-funded P50 MPRINT (Maternal and Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics) grant.

Academy emphasis will be on developing the requisite skill sets for precision therapeutics research (e.g., analysis of large electronic datasets). Educational opportunities range from seminars, to coursework, to more formal fellowships and include a structured mentorship training plan for grant submissions.

For more information, please visit the Precision Therapeutics Academy webpage.

Educational Conferences Schedule

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Seminars

Genomics and Personalized Medicine Seminars are held Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00pm.

Pediatric Grand Rounds Schedule

Pediatric Grand Rounds are held Tuesdays from 7:45-8:45am.

Pediatric Research Conference Schedule

Pediatric Research Conferences are held Mondays from noon-1:00pm.

The Principles of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Lecture Series is Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00pm EST.

Featured Opportunities


Maternal-Pediatric Precision in Therapeutics Hub Webinar Series

The 2022 MPRINT Hub Seminars are held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 1:00-2:00pm via Zoom.

Information about these can be accessed via the following links:

Training and Education/Webinars

Webinar Recordings

Seminars and Events

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BioVU Study Design Course

All faculty, students, and research staff are welcome to attend the BioVU Study Design course as needed. Graduate students who wish to have credit for the course should register, but it is expected that many people will just sit in on the course.

All people who are interested in attending any sessions of this course should email the course instructor David Samuels (david.c.samuels@vanderbilt.edu) to be put on an email list for notifications of class topics, dates, and meeting information as well as for access to the recorded lectures.

The course will consist of recorded lectures, with a total of roughly 2 hours of recorded lectures will be distributed each week. On Fridays, 12-1, we will have meetings for discussions and for live demonstrations.

Click here for the full course description.

Coursera Course - "Genetic Epidemiology Foundations" with Todd Edwards, PhD and Stephanie A. Santorico, PhD

Instructors from Vanderbilt University and University of Colorado are leading this course which is designed to provide students with exposure to concepts and methods for doing genetic association studies. Several notable guest lecturers will speak about various topics in genetic epidemiology. The course is open to new students, individuals getting acquainted with these topics, or even those with prior experience who would like to reinforce existing knowledge.

The course is designed to take about 17 hours to complete, includes quizzes and summative assessments, and is free to use.

Click here to access the course.

Coursera Course - "Case Studies in Personalized Medicine" with Dan Roden, MD

Learn how advances in biomedicine hold the potential to revolutionize drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention: where are we now, and what does the future hold? This course will present short primers in genetics and mechanisms underlying variability in drug response. A series of case studies will be used to illustrate principles of how genetics are being brought to bear on refining diagnoses and on personalizing treatment in rare and common diseases. The ethical and operational issues around how to implement large scale genomic sequencing in clinical practice will be addressed.

This course takes about 18 hours to complete and is free to use.

Click here to access the course.