It all started about a year ago when JMC staff met with a representative from Rollins School of Public Health Office of Career Development. Together we hatched a plan to provide students an opportunity to meet professionals who have made careers in informatics. We wanted to emphasize that informatics careers were more than “bioinformatics” and that there was a large variety of careers in these fields. Also, we were interested in providing students with information on the path these professionals took to becoming successful in this area.
After months of planning, we were finally able to sponsor the career panel and networking event on January 18th, 2017. We recruited several panelists who gave the students vital insight into their career paths and the companies they now work for. We had representatives from both large and small businesses, non-profits, academic institutions and the CDC. The students were able to interact with the panelists during the networking portion of the event asked insightful questions to help guide their own career choices.
JMC would like to extend their warmest thanks to all the people who made this evening a great success!
- Shantrice Jones; Office of Career Development, Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University
- Jimica Tchamako; Public Health Informatics Institute
- Barbara Massoudi; RTI International
- Lucienne Ide; Rimidi
- Jennifer Sprague; Phillips Wellcentive
- Lance Waller; Emory University
- Jessica Arrazola and Meredith Lichtenstein; Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
- Manjula Gama Ralalage; CDC: Public Health Informatics Fellowship