Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics
March 14, 2021

10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
700 Aliceanna Street
Baltimore, MD 21202

On Sunday, March 14, 2021 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 JW Marriott Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee. 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 professional 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.

Additionally, this year will be the 20th Anniversary of the workshop. Due to this milestone, there will be acknowledgements and recognition of key leadership, committee members, and those who have made significant contributions to the success of this workshop through the years.

Registration is required and lunch will be provided.

To learn more about the workshop, please contact:

Felicia R. Simpson
Diversity Workshop Co-Chair
Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2779


Loni Philip Tabb
Diversity Workshop Co-Chair
Drexel University
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 359-6217

Diversity Workshop Planning Committee:
Danisha Baker, Naval Nuclear Lab
Scarlett Bellamy, Drexel University
Emma Benn, Mount Sinai
Portia Exum, SAS Institute Inc.
Vladimir Geneus, Eli Lilly and Company
Justine Herrera, Columbia University
Miguel Marino, Oregon Health & Science University
ReneƩ Moore, Emory University
Knashawn Morales, University of Pennsylvania

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Workshop Registration Form

We are planning for an in-person meeting. However, because of uncertainty about how the pandemic situation will progress, this may not be possible, and we may decide to pivot to a virtual workshop if we cannot meet in person. Participants will be notified in advance if the workshop is virtual.

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.