The National Institute of Nursing Research's (NINR) “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp hosted a live videocast of the first day of its week-long training course on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). If you were unable to view the videocast live, the archived video is available at:

The first day of the 2016 “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp featured welcoming remarks from Dr. Patricia Grady, PhD, Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, followed by a morning keynote session, “Precision Health and Advancing Human Health,” from Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, President and Co-founder of the Institute for Systems Biology.

The rest of the day’s presentations included:

  • “Advancing Precision Health: A Nursing Informatics Research Perspective” by Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Professor and Director of the Center for Evidence-based Practice, Columbia University;
  • “Nutrigenomics and Precision Health” by José M Ordovás, PhD, Director and Professor of Nutrition and Genomics, USDA at Tufts University;
  • “Pharmacogenomics in Precision Health” by Deanna L. Kroetz, PhD, Professor, University of California, San Francisco; and
  • “Translational Bioinformatics” by Zhongming Zhao, PhD, MS, Dr. Doris L. Ross Professor & Director, Center for Precision Health, School of Bioinformatics, University of Texas Health Science Center.

The afternoon concluded with a keynote session, “Precision Health vs. Precision Medicine,” from Lloyd Minor, MD, Carl and Elizabeth Naumann Dean, Stanford University School of Medicine.

To see the agenda for the 2016 “Precision Health: From ‘Omics’ to Data Science” Boot Camp, click here.


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 2016 “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, July 25 to Friday, July 29, 2016. 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

Click here to view the preliminary 2016 Boot Camp agenda.


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


Registration for the Boot Camp is now closed.

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.


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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


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


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


Updated Date: November 22, 2016