Upcoming Career Development Events

Thursday April 18

Lunchtime Career Chat with Owen White, PhD.

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland; Director of Bioinformatics for the School of Medicine;

Associate Director of Informatics of the Institute for Genome Sciences; Associate Director of the UM Center for Health-related Informatics and Bioimaging (CHIB).

12-1pm | Building 2 Room 401

Lunch provided


Dr. Owen White is an internationally recognized expert in bioinformatics with more than 25 years of experience.  He leads a group of over 25 scientists and engineers at the Institute for Genome Sciences who are collectively responsible for the development of nearly all production-level annotation pipelines, database systems, and tools for automated and manual annotation of genomes and metagenomic data sets at the University of Maryland Baltimore School of Medicine.  Dr. White’s primary role is to enable the researchers at the School of Medicine to perform state of the art high-throughput DNA sequence generation and genomic analysis.  He has also obtained funding to build a number of genome analysis tools including tools to build bioinformatics pipelines, visualization tools, and genome standards development.  We are thrilled to host a visit with Dr. White, and welcome all students and postdocs for a career-focused lunch with him during his stay.

** Dr White has additional time to meet with students and postdocs – Please contact Nicole Levesque to schedule.

Tuesday April 23

Lunchtime Career Chat with 
Edgar Dobriban, PhD (2017, Stanford)

Assistant Professor of Statistics, Department of Statistics, Wharton School

1-2pm | Building 2, Room 426

Lunch provided – Contact Nicole Trotman to attend

Thursday May 2

Lunchtime Career Chat with Colin Begg, PhD.

Chairman and Attending Biostatistician
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Biostatistics and Public Health, Cornell University

1-2pm | Lunch provided | Contact Shaina Andelman to attend

Dr. Begg will meet with students before he receives the 2019 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science that afternoon. The award will be presented to Dr. Begg in recognition of his leadership in statistical methods for cancer research, his fundamental contributions to design and analysis of clinical trials and diagnostic imaging studies, his years of service on national advisory committees, his extensive contributions to leading research journals, his commitment to mentorship and leadership in the statistical community, and for building an environment in which statistics and its applications have flourished.

See website for more on Dr. Begg’s career highlights and information on his lecture.

*April is a busy month at the Office of Career Services (OCS) at GSAS

Keep an eye on their impressive calendar of events here, and refer to an earlier departmental mailing ‘Going on the Academic Market and more OCS spring programs.’

*HCSPH Office of Alumnae Affairs and Career Advancement spring events can be found here, and include workshops on interview prep, salary negotiation, and more.