The Boot Camp is an NINR-sponsored, one-week intensive research training course at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.

NINR's 2017 “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp will engage and inform scientists, clinicians, graduate students, and faculty from multiple disciplines on the latest advances in genomics, pharmacogenomics, nutrigenomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, and data science as well as the associated ethical, legal, and social implications of precision health. The Boot Camp will address the impact of precision health on health care and society and will feature lectures by distinguished guest speakers, discussion groups, and case studies of targeted strategies.

The course is provided by the NINR at no cost. Attendees are required to pay for housing, food, and transportation expenses incurred during program participation.

Course Dates

The Precision Health Boot Camp will be held Monday, August 7 to Friday, August 11, 2017. Classes will begin daily at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 5:00 p.m.

Course Topics

This course will cover a number of topics relevant to applying Precision Health in research. 

Course Objectives

  • Engage with leaders in the areas of emerging “omics” technologies, protecting participant privacy, data sharing, and data science.
  • Assess how integrating patient-provider collaborations with “omics” and data science technologies is refining definitions of health and illness.
  • Take part in interactive discussions on case studies of targeted strategies and focused topics moderated by scientific experts.
  • Network with other attendees and speakers to share ideas, ask questions, and find potential collaborators.

Who Should Attend?

Graduate students, faculty, and clinicians who are citizens or permanent U.S. residents may apply.

Speakers, Faculty, and Staff

The speakers in this course will include nationally and internationally known experts from various institutions including the NIH and universities across the United States.

Tentative Agenda

Coming soon.


The Precision Health Boot Camp will be held at Building 35A, the Porter Neuroscience Research Center, on the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD.


Registration will open April 3, 2017.

This will take you to the registration information page: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=k4uamblab&oeidk=a07edt5zma5700c5dbd. Please note that the link to register will be posted and activated on that information page on Monday, April 3 at 12 pm ET.

Once you have completed the registration form, you will receive an email confirmation from FAES. If you experience any technical difficulties with the registration system, please contact Carline Coote at 301-496-7975 or by email at ccoote@mail.nih.gov.

Due to the high level of interest and limited number of spots, we kindly ask you to consider attending the full week. We encourage all attendees to make themselves available to all opportunities offered throughout the entire week of the Precision Health Boot Camp.


American Inn

Rate: $109

Booking link: http://usaib.webhotel.microsdc.us/bp/search_rooms.jsp?groupCode=170806NIHN
Booking rate code: 170806NIHN
To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Thursday, July 6, 2017. 

Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, free limited parking, free hot breakfast, walking distance to NIH, mini fridge, and microwave on each floor, pool, onsite gym, onsite restaurant

Bethesda Court Hotel

Rate:  $147
Booking link: https://reservations.travelclick.com/99683?groupID=1769097
To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Thursday, July 6, 2017.

Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Limited parking, free hot breakfast, mini fridge, microwave, Keurig in each room, walking distance to NIH and on the metro line

Double Tree

Rate:  $149
Booking link: http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/W/WASBHDT-FA8-20170806/index.jhtml
You may also make your reservation by phone, by calling 1-800-955-7359 and asking for FAES- NINR Boot Camp rate.  Code:  FA8. To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Thursday, July 6, 2017.  

Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi and Shuttle service, self and valet parking, gym and rooftop pool, onsite restaurant

Hyatt Regency Bethesda

Rate:  $172
Booking link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/BOO8
To guarantee this rate your reservation must be made by Thursday, July 6, 2017. 

Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, Limited parking, free hot breakfast, mini fridge, self and valet parking, two onsite restaurants (Morton’s Steakhouse and The Daily Grill), gym, on the metro line

Contact Information

For questions on the NINR Boot Camp, please contact:

Dr. Mary Engler
Training Director
Senior Clinician/Chief Vascular Biology Unit, Tissue Injury Branch
NINR Division of Intramural Research
National Institutes of Health
1 Cloister Court
Room 253, MSC 4733
Bethesda, MD 20892-4733
Phone: 301-594-0081
Email: englermb@mail.nih.gov
or NINRIRPtraining@mail.nih.gov


Videos segments from the first day of the 2015 Big Data Boot Camp are now available on the NINR YouTube channel. To view the videos, click on the playlist embedded below or visit https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXzqLJ4gIAAhzUuEmkfNl5Qveh-_EP5hp.


To see the full NIH Events videocast of the first day of Boot Camp, click here


Updated Date: February 23, 2017