Keywords: networking, mentoring, career planning, collaborating
For statisticians just starting out in their career, a strong network of junior colleagues can be a valuable source of support and advice. Junior statisticians can also create opportunities within their networks to increase visibility of one another’s work. Panelists for this session will share insight from their experiences benefiting from and, later, facilitating both formal and informal networking. Simone Gray (CDC) is the past chair of the ENAR Diversity Workshop and will discuss networking and mentoring opportunities through this program. Laura Hatfield (Harvard Medical School) co-founded the Health Policy Data Science Lab and uses this platform to promote the work of other junior colleagues and students. Dr. Hatfield is also active in the ASA’s Health Policy section. Abby Shoben, (Ohio State University) started her career as an assistant professor in a new department and will discuss how junior faculty members collaborated to shape and grow the department. Rebecca Steorts (Duke University) was named one of MIT Review Magazine’s 35 Innovators under 35. She will discuss how her informal peer network has led to productive collaborations in the areas of human rights and health.