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Biopharmaceutical Section Seeks Mentoring Program Participants

1 May 2017 87 views One Comment

The Biopharmaceutical Section extends its invitation for the 2017 mentoring program to all biopharmaceutical section members.

Networking can be challenging, but it is beneficial. Meeting others in our profession can help us quickly learn the ropes, improve our careers, and contribute to the statistical profession. Finding a mentor has its challenges and, keeping that in mind, the Biopharmaceutical Section has created a mentoring program based on the mentoring blueprint created by the Committee on Applied Statisticians. More than 100 people have participated in our mentoring program since 2014.

Mentor Allison Florance said, “The ASA Biopharmaceutical Section did a great job in matching me to a mentee. It has been a win-win for both of us!”

Mentor Bruce Binkowitz said, “The ASA Biopharmaceutical Section did a great job matching me with a mentee. I feel I have a lot to offer her, and, in return, since she is in a different type of statistics company than I am, I learn a lot about issues and challenges that occur in her environment …”

Mentee Nobuhle Mpofu said, “The biopharmaceutical mentoring program has proved to be invaluable to me. Through my countless conversations with my mentor, I chose to focus on a thesis topic that is of high interest to me and yet highly relevant to the pharmaceutical industry and other settings.”

The goal of this program is to help members further enrich their professional experience through achieving personal and professional goals. This may occur through sharing of knowledge and experience between a professional practitioner and someone entering the profession.

A constructive mentorship relationship can take many forms and may occur at any stage of one’s career with benefits for both the mentor and mentee. We will provide hands-on resources for mentors and mentees to facilitate their interactions. Information related to the mentoring activities and additional resources for mentors and mentees is available via the Biopharmaceutical Section website.

Currently, we are looking for mentors and mentees for the 2017–2018 mentoring program. Are you interested in becoming a mentor to a biopharmaceutical statistician? Are you a potential mentee, or can you nominate a statistician who may be looking for a mentorship program? If so, please email your contact information to biopharmmentoring@gmail.com with “Biopharmaceutical Section Mentoring Program” in the subject line.

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  • Kate Grafel said:

    Are you looking for students or for new professionals as mentees? I am in my last year of my master of public health-biostatistics program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and I would really like to get into pharmaceutical or medical research after graduation. Thanks!

    Kate

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