This series picks up where general career development resources at HSPH and GSAS leave off, and provides focus that is specific to our students in biostatistics, health data science, computational biology and quantitative genetics. Past seminars have included an overview of careers in biostatistics, job search guidance, CV and resume building, interview prep, package negotiation, soft-skills, and professional panels. Alumni and colleagues from academia, industry, nonprofits, health tech, business, policy, and beyond, visit with our students throughout the year to share insights and experience, and thus contribute to the vital knowledge-experience continuum between our department and the broader field. If you are interested in joining us as a guest speaker, or have ideas regarding this series, please contact Dr. Erin Lake or enter your ideas via this sheet.
Academic Careers: Lisa Wruck, PhD ’04, Mark Meyer ’14, and Joey Antonelli, PhD ’16
September will be our ‘eyes on academia and related roles’ month, and we are delighted to welcome Lisa Wruck PhD ’04 (now at Duke), Mark Meyer PhD ’14 (now at Georgetown), and Joey Antonelli, PhD ’16 (now at the University of Florida) back to the department to share about their paths to, and experiences in their current roles. Application deadlines for many academic roles are soon upcoming. Bring your questions for our special guests on Wednesday and Thursday!
Lisa Wruck, PhD ’04: Wednesday, September 8, 2021 | 3:30 – 4:30pm EST (Zoom)
Lisa is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, and Director, Center for Predictive Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute. She is also Director of the Duke AI Health Data Science Fellowship Program.
Mark Meyer, PhD ’14 and Joey Antonelli, PhD ‘16: Thursday, September 9, 2021 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm EST (Zoom)
Mark is Assistant Professor of Statistics at Georgetown and affiliate faculty at the Center for Global Health Science and Security in Washington, DC and was previously on the faculty in the Department of Mathematics at Bucknell. Joey is Assistant Professor of Statistics at the University of Florida, and completed a postdoc fellowship prior to his current position.
Conquering the Technical Interview: Special Guests from Pfizer, BCG Gamma, PayPal – with Erin Lake
Monday, September 13 and Wednesday September 15, 2021 | 11:30—1:00pm EST (Over Zoom)
(Monday: Overview, Pfizer and BCG Gamma; Wednesday: PayPal and Mock interview practice)
All students are invited to these two consecutive seminars jointly offered by the Career Development Series and the Health Data Science Capstone.
On Monday we will welcome Ahsan Huda, Senior Director, Data Science at Pfizer, as well as Jeff Carbone and Kelly Koltun from BCG Gamma, with also presentation by Erin Lake. On Wednesday we will host Hui Wang, VP, Global Data Sciences at PayPal, and do mock interviews.
School events to watch for:
Harvard TH Chan ‘International Student’s Guide to Job Searching in the US with Dan Beaudry’
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:00-2:00pm EST (link at HSPH OCPD Canvas Site)
GSAS Office of Career Services (OCS) Data Analytics, Science & Technology Fair
Friday, September 24, 2021 2:00-5:00pm EST
(The HSPH OCPD will send out registration details for our SM students.)
See website for ongoing career development resources