Elianne Vazquez, a research assistant on Drs. Komro and Wagenaar’s team at ICHP, was selected to attend the Biostatistics Enrichment Summer Training Diversity Program (BEST) at Columbia University’s Mailman School at Public Health. BEST was established to expand and diversify the behavioral and biomedical sciences’ workforce by introducing undergraduates from underrepresented populations to biostatistics and cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research. Selected students will join the Department of Biostatistics at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health’s for eight weeks of research, training, academic and career planning, and social activities around New York City. Elianne will undertake an individualized research project with a Columbia University faculty mentor, including a project symposium at the program’s conclusion, as well as coursework in Introductory Biostatistics, SAS Software, and GRE prep, and training in research conduct and ethics.
Elianne is a second-year Food Science and Human Nutrition major at the UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences on a pre-med track. Congratulations to Elianne!