To increase research capacity in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics, with the overall goal of improving the prevention and management of common diseases through genetic epidemiologic research.
To deliver a comprehensive training program to foster a new generation of scientists and highly qualified personnel capable of conducting and leading innovative and cross-disciplinary research in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
Creativity, scientific rigor, and teamwork.
To establish STAGE as a globally recognized destination for Canadian and international trainees in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics.
- Implement a dynamic interdisciplinary training network of committed mentors and engaged partners that will foster trainees’ ability to bridge laboratory and population-based investigation of complex diseases.
- Promote “hands-on” cross-disciplinary research in epidemiological, statistical, and biological settings to enable trainees to appreciate and address the challenges in study design, analysis, and molecular tools used in genetic epidemiology.
- Prepare the ground for expanded training opportunities in Canada, by nurturing existing partnerships and forging new ones.