2019 Workshop and Mentoring Program


JULY 28, 2019 - JULY 31, 2019

The 2019 Diversity Workshop and Mentorship Program (DWMP) is celebrating 10 years of mentoring, networking, leadership and skills development, community growth, and ensuring a diverse profession. Please join us this year as DWMP brings historically-underrepresented undergraduates, graduates, post-docs, and early career professionals together with more senior statisticians in academia, government, and the private sector in a structured program at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) at the Colorado Convention Center.

The program will include information sessions, small group discussions and one-on-one meetings of mentor/mentee pairs during the conference.
Potential Participants
Click here https://redcap.nursing.upenn.edu/surveys/?s=NMDC8YTX88 to apply as a participant. 

Preference will be given to applications received by June 1, 2019, and applicants will be informed of their status by July 1, 2019. Limited student travel funding support is available.  Full consideration for travel funding will be given to applications received by June 1, 2019.  Applications received after June 1 will be considered as space allows.

Successful applicants are expected to participate in daily sessions, career enhancement activities, group and individual mentoring, and to develop a peer network among participants.

Click here for JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program Agenda

Live Calendar

Program Sponsors

The JSM Diversity Workshop and Mentoring Program is m
ade possible through the generous support of sponsors. Four levels of sponsorship are available: Diamond, Sapphire, Ruby, and Pearl. Please contact Dr. Dionne Swift at swift.dp@pg.com for more information on sponsorship opportunities.  Below are the current sponsors.

  • Diamond
    • ASA Statistics in Epidemiology Section
    • ASA Biopharmaceutical Section 
  • Sapphire
    • Eli Lilly & Co. 
    • Fifth Third Bank 
    • GlaxoSmithKline 
    • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Ruby
    • StitchFix 
    • NYU Steinhardt's Department of the Applied Statistics, Social Science, and Humanities 
    • Health Policy Data Science Lab, Harvard Medical School Department of Health Care 
    • ASA Statistical Learning and Data Science Section 
    • ASA Mental Health Statistics Section
    • ASA Health Policy Statistics Section 
    • ASA Sections on Statistical Computing and Graphics  
    • Great Young Society II 
  • Pearl
    • ASA Statistical Education Section
    • ASA Section on Bayesian Statistical Science

DWMP and DMP in the News
A detailed history of the Committee of Minorities in Statistics' diversity mentoring programs and workshops including DWMP can be found at http://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2016/09/01/jsmdiversity/. In addition, a summary of the 2018 DMP program can be found at  https://magazine.amstat.org/blog/2018/10/01/diversitymentoring/.

DWMP Planning Committee

Very little could be accomplished without the dedication and hard work of this year's Planning Committee. We greatly appreciate the individuals below.

Jemar Bather (Harvard University)
Emily Butler (GlaxoSmithKline)
Sharon Caslin (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Paulette Ceesay (Merck & Co.)
Janelle Charles (Pharmaceutical Product Development)
Adrian Coles (Eli Lilly & Co.)
Christopher Kinson (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Darius McDaniel (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Brian Millen (Eli Lilly & Co.)
Mary Miller (Eli Lilly & Co.)
Nagambal Shah (Spelman College, emerita)
Felicia Simpson (Winston-Salem State University)
Dionne Swift (Proctor and Gamble Company)
Machell Town (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Rebecca Wilson (Fifth Third Bank)

For more general information about this year's program, please contact Dr. Brian Millen at millen_brian_a@lilly.com or Dr. Dionne Swift at swift.dp@pg.com.