Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics
March 25, 2018

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

On Sunday, March 25, 2018 the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society will be hosting a workshop entitled "Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics". The workshop will provide a forum for discussion of important issues related to diversity and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta on Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. Themes of the workshop will include career and training opportunities within biostatistics. The workshop will focus on connecting underrepresented minority students interested in biostatistics with prefessional biostatisticians in academia, government and industry.

Through panel discussions, current biostatistics graduate students as well as biostatistics professionals in academia, government, and industry will share their experiences and discuss topics such as mentoring, recruiting, and retaining students in related graduate programs. Thus, in addition to discussion with faculty and students from undergraduate institutions, this workshop provides opportunities to network and exchange ideas with participants from various graduate schools, industry, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.

Registration is required and lunch will be provided.

To learn more about the workshop, please contact:

Dr. Emma K.T. Benn
Diversity Workshop Co-chair
Associate Professor
Center for Biostatistics
Department of Population Health Science and Policy
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1077
New York, NY 10029
Phone: (212) 659-9613

Dr. Portia D. Parker
Diversity Workshop Co-chair
SAS Institute Inc.
100 SAS Campus Drive
Cary, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 531-1557

Diversity Workshop Planning Committee:
Scarlett Bellamy, Drexel University
Felicia Griffin, Winston-Salem State University
Justine Herrera, Columbia University
Renée Moore, Emory University
Knashawn Morales, University of Pennsylvania
Loni Tabb, Drexel University

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Workshop Registration Form

The ENAR Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Workshop will consist of a series of informative speakers and panelists from various sectors (i.e., academia, industry, and government) at both professional and pre-professional levels that will provide participants with important insight into the field of Biostatistics. We also intend to engage participants in smaller, more intimate, roundtable discussions with professionals and students in the field. From the list below, please select up to two roundtable discussion topics that would be of the most interest to you.