Please join us for SAGES 2019 on Friday, June 7, 2019 —  #SAGES19

The 7th annual Symposium on Advances in Genomics, Epidemiology and Statistics (SAGES) will be held on June 7, 2019 in the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium of the Smilow Center for Translational Research of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.


  • Nicola Camp, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Reframing tumor heterogeneity: gene mapping and precision treatments
  • Blanca Himes, University of Pennsylvania, Enhancing Electronic Health Record-derived data with data from secondary sources to address multifactorial problems in real life populations
  • Peter Kraft, Harvard University, Using Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS) for Breast Cancer to Inform Screening: Model Fit, Calibration, and Utility
  • Rasika Mathias, Johns Hopkins University, Pushing the boundaries of whole genome sequencing; from genotype to phenotype with a few extras in between
  • Braxton Mitchell, University of Maryland, The genetic architecture of LDL cholesterol in the Amish
  • Katie Pollard, Gladstone Institutes & University of California, San Francisco, Scalable Bayesian Multinomial Logistic-Normal Models for the Analysis of Sequence Count Data
  • Justin Silverman, Duke University, Genetic Variation and Regulation of the 3D Genome

Organizing Committee:

  • Marcella Devoto, Chair, University of Pennsylvania, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Joan Bailey-Wilson, National Human Genome Research Institute
  • Barbara Engelhardt, Princeton University
  • Iuliana Ionita-Laza, Columbia University
  • Hongzhe Li, University of Pennsylvania
  • Adam Naj, University of Pennsylvania
  • Ingo Ruczinski, Johns Hopkins University

Funding for this conference was made possible in part by grant R13 HG007809 from the National Human Genome Research Institute, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and the National Institute on Deafness and other Communication Disorders. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does it mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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For more information, please contact Jennifer Forbes-Nicotera at or 215.573.9729