Department of Biostatistics hosts Pipelines into Biostatistics

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The Department of Biostatistics will host Pipelines into Biostatistics, its first Annual Symposium dedicated to increasing the presence of underrepresented groups in biostatistics and quantitative public health through formal training, collaborative research, and mentoring.

The Symposium is a new component to the Department’s Summer Program in Quantitative Sciences, which, since 1994, has hosted underrepresented undergraduates with interests in quantitative subjects and public health. The goal of the 6-week program is to encourage these students’ future participation in graduate programs in public health, biomedicine, and biostatistics.

Dr. Melody S. Goodman, a 2001 graduate of the Summer Program, will deliver the keynote lecture titled, “You want to quantify that?! Developing quantitative measures for community engagement in research, multi-environment life course segregation & White privilege.” Other invited speakers include Sheila Thomas from Harvard Medical School, William Velez from The University of Arizona, and Ulrica Wilson from Morehouse College.

Pipelines into Biostatistics will be held on Thursday, July 24th at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.