Alumna Scarlett Bellamy, ScM ’97, ScD ’01, Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Faculty Development at Drexel, will be the recipient of the 2021 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award!
One of 3 main annual department awards, this award serves to honor the distinguished career of the late Stephen Lagakos, and to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment to teaching have had a major impact on the theory and practice of statistical science.
From improbable to possible and beyond: Making a case for taking chances in order to expand our field
With the resurgence of conversations regarding improving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) principles in many professions, including biostatistics and data science, I offer a case study for expanding how we view aspects of our field at the most critical time – admissions and during the training experience – to support and encourage those from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to survive and thrive. To do so means deliberately abandoning long-standing traditions to attract and retain the best talent to our field. By incorporating DEI principles, we can all cultivate a more holistic understanding of both historical background and current challenges in the field by enabling everyone to see themselves in every aspect of our professional and therefore have clearer insight into how they might make important contributions to both statistical theory and applications.
See website for more on Dr. Bellamy and highlights from her career.