A very big thank you to our special guests Meredith Regan ScD ’98 (DFCI and HMS), Tanayott (Tony) Thaweethai PhD ’20 (MGH and HMS), Christine Ulysse SM ‘17 (MGH), Steven Staffa SM ’16 (BCH), and Nathan Hall SM ’18 (MEE) for taking the time to share about their experiences working in hospital research settings and for providing invaluable insights for our students and postdocs! These talented, experienced alumnae made clear that our graduates currently hold many critical roles in a time when clinical research teams and institutions pursue knowledge and information from data. They clearly and passionately spoke about the instrumental work statisticians are doing (both in developing methods and applying them) in both chronic conditions and emerging diseases, including COVID-19. Thank you to these five amazing alums, and to all of our graduates (in biostatistics, health data science, computational biology and quantitative genetics) around the world who are guiding and leading teams in order to move science and knowledge forward during this global pandemic and beyond.
Ongoing Career Development Resources
* HSPH and GSAS international students may visit the Harvard International Office (HIO) for information or to attend HIO office hours.
* All members of the department may connect to the Department of Biostatistics/Alumnae section of the LinkedIn network.
* Visit the department Slack channels (see earlier emails from department with link) for internship and job opportunities. The Slack channels are updated regularly and serve as a bank of announcements and opportunities that the department receives on an ongoing basis (such announcements are not generally sent out by email).
* All students can find interesting reads and keep up with the field via sources including but not limited to ASA’s Amstat News, and the popular This is Statistics site.
* Students in the department should try to maintain a current CV/resume (depending on your degree program and job application needs), and can find initial help with this by making appointments through the offices noted above.
– If you have suggestions for this seminar series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake.