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EDI Seminar Series: Emma Benn

Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 11:00 to 12:30
Emma Benn, Associate Professor, Center for Biostatistics and Dept. of Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Workshop
ESB 4192 / Zoom

Registration & Talk details

For those interested in learning about EDI practices and initiatives in the field of Statistics and Data Science, we invite you to this speaker series, which begins on September 22, 2022. It's open to interested students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty and staff.

Our first speaker will be Dr. Emma Benn, Associate Professor, Center for Biostatistics and Dept. of Population Health Science and Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Talk title: Reshaping the Opportunity Structure for Equitable Leadership and Advancement in Statistics, Data Science, and Academic Medicine

Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss how my personal journey as an African-American, female, and lesbian biostatistician has informed my scholarly work and service as it relates to transforming the demographic landscape of biostatistics and data science. Additionally, I will draw attention to the tightly woven interplay between power and privilege as an impediment to and catalyst for progressively reshaping of the opportunity structure for leadership in our field. Lastly, I will share how my commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in statistics and data science has been particularly useful for increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented trainees and faculty in academic medicine.

If you’d like to join the seminar either in-person or virtually, please fill out the registration information so that we can plan accordingly for numbers. If you are joining the seminar and discussion in-person, please come to ESB 4192. If you are joining the seminar via zoom details will be provided when you register.

Registration link: https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YkfuGurjwsHtD98fVZ_EDCqFvXF8ZhFQET

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This talk is one of the Statistics Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker Series. For more information and a list of speakers, please visit: https://www.stat.ubc.ca/equity_goals