The Fred Hutch Biostatistics Program hosts seminars featuring presentations by Hutch and outside scientists to share their latest developments and recent research. Each seminar includes an hour-long presentation and discussion during which speakers showcase their work and findings.
This seminar will be held on Zoom due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biostatistics Seminar Series:
“DataTrail - how we built a community-based data science program in under-served communities in Baltimore and how you can do the same in Seattle”
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health has significant need for basic/entry level data science, including data cleaning, dashboarding, and reporting. At the same time, we are situated in one of the most underserved and least economically mobile communities in Maryland. We developed a free, online set of data science courses, partnered with non-profits in Baltimore to provide support services, and worked with JHU to create jobs for program participants when they finished. Our pilot successfully trained 10 young people in Baltimore and helped many of them move into their first data science job. We are now expanding this program online into a community we call DataTrail. I will discuss our experience with developing this program and how you can set up a similar program in Seattle with a modest investment that could have major positive impact on both your research program and your community.