Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics
March 12, 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20009

On Sunday, March 12, 2017 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 Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. 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. Sean L. Simpson
Diversity Workshop Co-chair
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistical Sciences
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston Salem, NC 27157
Phone: (336) 716-8369

Dr. Emma K.T. Benn
Diversity Workshop Co-chair
Assistant 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

Diversity Workshop Planning Committee:
Scarlett Bellamy, Drexel University
Felicia Griffin, US Food and Drug Administration
Justine Herrera, Columbia University
Renée Moore, Emory University
Knashawn Morales, University of Pennsylvania
Portia Parker, SAS Institute Inc.

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