Lexington Evening Thu Mar 10 with Laura F White: Challenge and Opportunities of Infectious Disease

U.S. - Boston
Thu, Mar 10, 7:30 PM (EST)

The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first nor the last pandemic. Laura will tell how she ended up being a biostatistician. She'll update us on the pandemic and put it in the context of infectious disease generally and tell us what to expect in coming years.

About this event

In this talk, Laura will tell us of her career path as a biostatistician, including knowing nothing about biostatistics or what a PhD is to managing to get a PhD in biostatistics. She will talk about the current state of the pandemic and state of scientific progress in combating COVID-19. She'll review the history of infectious diseases and exciting progress we have made in decreasing the burden of infectious diseases in society. In spite this progress, and even before the current pandemic, infectious diseases remain a significant challenge. The  pandemic has only made this more apparent. 

Speaker

Moderator

  • Michael Ballard

    Michael Ballard

    CCS Growth Partners

    Sr. Managing Partner

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Host

  • Matthew Probst

    Matthew Probst

    ISTARI

    Vice President of Technology

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Organizers

  • Matthew Probst

    Matthew Probst

    McKinsey

    Board Member, BYU MS Boston

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  • James Johnston

    James Johnston

    Johnston Co.

    President, BYU MS Boston Chapter

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  • Michael Ballard

    Michael Ballard

    CCS Growth Partners

    Board Member/Treasurer , BYU MS Boston

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  • Stephen Patterson

    Stephen Patterson

    Curebase

    Sr. Engineer

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