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9th Annual Statistical Careers Day

The San Diego Chapter of the American Statistical Association announces its 9th Annual Statistical Careers Day.

Keynote Speaker: “Modern Statistical Genetics and Genomics: Making Sense of DNA Variations”

Nicholas J. Schork, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Scripps Genomic Medicine; Professor of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at Scripps Health and The Scripps Research Institute

Careers Panel: “What do Employers Want in a Statistician?”

Arnold Goodman (Collaborative Data Solutions), Larry Shen (Amylin), Harold Dyck (California State University, San Bernardino), Robert H. Riffenburgh (SDSU), Colleen Kelly (Exponent, Inc.)

Time: 9:30AM to 3PM, May 31, 2008 (Saturday)

Location: The Center for Molecular Genetics at UCSD, Large Conference Room

Registration Fee: Free for students and their parents or teachers; for other attendees, $10 will be charged for lunch.

Included in this year’s Careers Day: Dr Schork will talk about his research, job prospects in his field, what it takes to be successful in it, and what roles statistical geneticists can take on in it; the Panel Discussion will address the job opportunities in statistics, what attributes employers look for when hiring, and how to be successful; awards for winners from the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair; a student poster competition; opportunities to talk with representatives from academia, biotech, computer, marketing, and pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies of the San Diego and southern California areas.


Have not been finalized, please check website regularly for updates

Tentative Agenda:

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Check-in and welcome with coffee, juice and donuts

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Introductory remarks by Dale Glaser President of SDASA

10:15 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Keynote address by Dr. Nik Schork: “Modern Statistical Genetics and Genomics: Making Sense of DNA Variations”

11:00 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. Break

11:05 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Careers Panel

12:20 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Science Fair Awards and Raffle

12:45 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. Lunch

1:25 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Career Fair and Poster Competition


Directions to UCSD CMG building can be found in the attachment and also on the following web site


The nearest parking lot on the UCSD La Jolla campus to the CMG building is P604. FREE UCSD parking is available on weekends, but read the signs before you park – some spaces are still reserved.

Pre-registration deadline: May 23, 2008

SDASA 9th Annual Statistical Careers Day RSVP and Payment


EMAIL: _____________________________________________

Affiliation (Mark one):

Student ______

Exhibitor ______

Sponsor ______

All Others ______

Lunch $10 (If you are a student, you do not need to send any money right now.)

Vegetarian _______

Non-Vegetarian ______

Total number of attendees ________

Total enclosed $________

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Please mail your RSVP and payment (check to SDASA), with registration form to:

Xuesong Guan

Amylin Pharmaceuticals

9360 Towne Centre Drive

San Diego, CA 92121

For more information about the event, please contact Dr. Dale Glaser at or Xuesong Guan (

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