Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics Virtual Workshop
March 13-14, 2021

Saturday, March 13 | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. EST
Sunday, March 14 | 11 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST

On Saturday, March 13th and Sunday, March 14th, 2021 the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society will be hosting a two-day virtual workshop entitled "Fostering Diversity in Biostatistics." The workshop will provide a forum for discussion of important issues related to diversity and will be held virtually. Themes of the workshop will include career and training opportunities within biostatistics. The workshop will focus on connecting underrepresented minority students interested in biostatistics with professional biostatisticians in academia, government and industry.

Through panel discussions, current biostatistics graduate students as well as biostatistics professionals in academia, government, and industry will share their experiences and discuss topics such as mentoring, recruiting, and retaining students in related graduate programs. Thus, in addition to discussion with faculty and students from undergraduate institutions, this workshop provides opportunities to network and exchange ideas with participants from various graduate schools, industry, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies.

Additionally, this year will be the 20th Anniversary of the workshop. Due to this milestone, there will be acknowledgements and recognition of key leadership, committee members, and those who have made significant contributions to the success of this workshop through the years.

Registration is required.

Check out the Fostering Diversity Workshop agenda here.

To learn more about the workshop, please contact:

Felicia R. Simpson
Diversity Workshop Co-Chair
Winston-Salem State University
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2779


Loni Philip Tabb
Diversity Workshop Co-Chair
Drexel University
3215 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (267) 359-6217

Diversity Workshop Planning Committee:
Danisha Baker, Naval Nuclear Lab
Scarlett Bellamy, Drexel University
Emma Benn, Mount Sinai
Portia Exum, SAS Institute Inc.
Vladimir Geneus, Eli Lilly and Company
Justine Herrera, Columbia University
Miguel Marino, Oregon Health & Science University
Reneé Moore, Emory University
Knashawn Morales, University of Pennsylvania

The registration period is now closed.