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Harvard: Pipelines into Biostatistics Annual Symposium

On July 19 – 21, the six-week Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health culminated with a successful three days of workshops, symposium, meetings, reunions, evaluation and celebration. The program offers diverse undergraduate students a unique opportunity to learn about the use of quantitative methods for biological, environmental, and medical research alongside Harvard faculty, researchers, and graduate students.

[Photo: Biostatistics program participants]

This year, Dr. Betty Johnson, assistant dean for faculty and staff diversity, development and leadership at Harvard Chan School, kicked off the symposium with an inspiring welcome address. The keynote speaker at the symposium was biostatistics department alumna Dr. Knashawn H. Morales, now associate professor of biostatistics in the departments of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania. There were many networking opportunities and a panel discussion with alumni from previous summer programs representing the years 1997 – 2016.

The summer program also hosted five visiting faculty from diverse minority serving colleges and universities to acquaint them with the department so that they can encourage their students to consider biostatistics at Harvard.

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