Happy Black History Month!
Join the Black Women in Computational Biology Network on Wednesday, February 17th at 1:00 pm ET for another #BlackInCompBio seminar titled: “The Rubik’s Cube of Life: From Bioinformatics to Health Statistics.” Featuring Dr. ClarLynda Williams-DeVane, Ph.D. This event is open to the STEM community, all are welcome.
ClarLynda Williams-DeVane is a health disparity informaticist. Dr. Williams-DeVane currently serves as the director of North Carolina’s State Center for Health Statistics and North Carolina State Registrar. She also serves as an Associate Professor of Data Science and Bioinformatics. Dr. Williams-DeVane formerly served as the founding chair of the Data Science and Bioinformatics at Fisk University and an associate professor of Bioinformatics at NC Central University. Dr. Williams-DeVane’s has focused on three main initiatives throughout her career 1) diversifying data science and bioinformatics towards having diverse perspectives at the table to solve demystify health equity by providing innovative, immersive educational experiences, 2) data curation creating accessible, digestible data sets, and 3) the use of computational approaches to explore the etiology of cardio-metabolic diseases and the co-morbidities that contribute to disparate outcomes.
Dr. Williams-DeVane earned her PhD in Bioinformatics from North Carolina State University, completed a Postdoctoral fellowship at the US Environmental Protection Agency, and lastly completed the Building Interdisciplinary Careers in Women’s Health fellowship in OB Gyn at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams-DeVane is currently focused on moving North Carolina forward in the battle against COVID19 and equitable health.
RSVP for the Zoom Link: https://www.blackwomencompbio.org/event-details/blackincompbio-seminar-series-clarlynda-williams-devane-ph-d