In the summer of 2013, the Epidemiology Department recently hosted 10 talented undergraduate students participating in this year’s Summer Program in Epidemiology. The program, which ran from June 17 through July 12, was created by Felisa Nobles, Outreach Manager for the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, and John Paulson, Associate Director of Graduate Studies in the Epidemiology Department, and is in its third year of existence. The program provides students from underrepresented groups an introduction to the field of epidemiology as well as an opportunity to begin developing the skills necessary to pursue a career in public health.
Daily classes in epidemiology and biostatistics are punctuated by various special events and research presentations given by HSPH faculty, postdocs and students. In addition, students work in small groups throughout the month on a research project. Mentorship on these projects is provided by several faculty members. This year’s faculty mentors are Jennifer Rider (Cancer Epidemiology), Caroline Buckee (Infectious Disease Epidemiology) and Alkes Price (Statistical Genetics). The projects culminated in fascinating student presentations which were held on July 12th at 9:30am in the Epi Library.
For addition information on this exceptional summer program, please visit the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics webpage. If you are interested in applying for next year’s program, please visit the Summer Program in Epidemiology information webpage.