Participate in the Biopharmaceutical Section’s 2018 Mentoring Program

Janelle Charles, Juliet Ndukum, and Wen-Chi Wu

The Biopharmaceutical Section invites all section members to participate in the 2018 mentoring program.

Networking can be challenging but beneficial. Meeting others in our profession can help us quickly learn the ropes, improve our careers, and contribute to the statistics profession. Finding a mentor has its challenges and, keeping that in mind, the Biopharmaceutical Section has created a mentoring program based on the mentoring blueprint created by the Committee on Applied Statisticians. More than 100 people have participated in our mentoring program since 2014.

Mentee Wenlin Yuan has this to say about the program:

The mentoring program has been extremely stimulating and satisfying to me. My mentor, Greg, has been providing me lots of helpful advices and has been answering all kinds of my questions regarding statistics study, research projects, career development, graduate school application, and a lot more. I really appreciate the time and effort that my mentor has been devoted in helping me, and also the opportunity that the mentoring program provided to learn from great statistician! I believe the mentoring program is a very beneficial and successful program, especially to people who are new to the statistics field, like myself. Thank you very much!

And mentor Greg Ball says this about his experience:

Really like the mentoring program. For me, in addition to being able to help young statisticians get off to a good start, I like keeping a connection to my roots. Wenlin and I have had some interesting and productive discussions this year. Would like to see this program continue to expand.

The goal of this program is to help members further enrich their professional experience through achieving personal and professional goals. This may occur through sharing knowledge and experience between a professional practitioner and someone entering the profession. A constructive mentoring relationship can take many forms and occur at any stage of one’s career with benefits for both the mentor and mentee.

We will provide hands-on resources for mentors and mentees to facilitate their interactions. Information related to the mentoring activities and additional resources for mentors and mentees is available via the Biopharmaceutical Section website.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor and helping fellow biopharmaceutical statisticians? Are you a potential mentee, or can you nominate a statistician who may be looking for a mentorship program? If so, email your contact information to with “Biopharmaceutical Section Mentoring Program” in the subject line.