Currently seeking a Bachelor's degree in biostatistics, and applying to biostatistics Ph.D. programs in the fall. I aspire to work as a biostatistician and am interested statistical genetics and designing oncology clinical trials for breast cancer research, where I can use my strong analytical, detail-oriented and interpersonal skills along with my exceptional mathematical aptitude sense to analyze high-dimensional data to identify reproducible genetic markers. All the while engaging in new challenges and learning experiences. I am a problem solver and effective communicator with an ambition to discover and an interest in biological questions.
Harvard School of Public HealthResearch Assistant09/2014 to 12/2014
Research assistant on the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study, which evaluates a series of hypotheses about men's health relating nutritional factors to the incidence of serious illnesses, such as cancer, heart disease, and other vascular diseases.
This all-male prospective cohort study is sponsored by the Harvard School of Public Health and is funded by the National Cancer Institute.
Collects and catalogues tissue specimens for future nested case-control analyses.
Mails follow-up questionnaires to update exposure information and ascertain non-fatal endpoints.
Documents all reported cases of non-fatal myocardial infarction, stroke, and cancer with hospital records and/or pathology reports.
Ascertains and documents fatal events with the National Death Index.
Assists with the follow-up and review of reported disease information, among participants of a large epidemiological health study of diet and health outcomes, specifically on cataracts.
Conducts correspondence to physicians and hospital medical records departments.
Reviews medical records for adequacy and accuracy of information.
Maintains medical release and medical record files.
Codes questionnaires into quantitative database.
Simmons CollegeTeaching Assistant09/2013 to 12/2013
Tutors undergraduate students in Calculus I, Calculus II, Calculus III, and Statistics.
Helps students complete homework assignments, study for exams, and understand complex/abstract concepts.
Provides students with expertise, experience, and encouragement.
Helps students develop self-confidence and improve study skills.
Provides students with the chance to develop and sharpen educational and communication skills.
Grades calculus homework in a professional, timely, and consistent manner, providing positive, constructive feedback on each assignment.
Maintains an accurate and confidential record of students' homework grades.
Communicates with professors on a regular basis to give feedback on homework assignments.
Endless SmilesNHIntern05/2011 to 08/2012
Greeted and prepared patients for dental examinations.
Properly sterilized dental equipment and examination rooms in accordance with infection control policies.
Effectively operated x-ray machines and developed x-rays.
Coordinated appointment schedules for both the dentist and oral surgeon.
Routinely completed inventory, supply orders and restocked supplies.
Reviewed status of waiting room on a routine basis to ensure that patients were being seen in a timely fashion.
Provided appropriate postoperative instructions as prescribed by dentist.
Thoroughly gathered and recorded medical and dental histories and vital signs of patients.
Correctly arranged instrument trays prior to dental procedures and surgeries.
Answered telephone calls and assisted with filing and data entry.
Bachelor of Science:Biostatistics Mathematics1 2015Simmons College, MA, USAGPA: Pi Mu Sigma National Mathematics Honors Society
Simmons College Honors Program
Dean's ScholarshipRecipient of a full scholarship to the NHLBI funded Boston University Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics (Summer 2014). The program modules were in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical trials, statistical genetics and training in SAS. A major component of the program was analysis in SAS of data collected from the Framingham Heart Study and Jackson Heart Study. The SAS analysis included generating descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, chi-square tests, multiple linear and logistic regression analysis. Familiarity with biostatistics in literature (i.e. various blogs including those of Dr. Chunqin Deng, the ASA section for statistical programmers and analysts, and the Statistics2013 blog for issues in biostatistics and clinical trials). Experience and proficiency in computer software such as R, SAS, Python, SPSS, and Minitab. Strong foundation of mathematics and science courses (Calculus I, II, and III, Statistics, Probability, Computer Science, Regression Models, Mathematical Statistics, Programming in SAS, Biostatistical Design Analysis, Data Science, Quantitative Analysis, Cell Biology, Organic Chemistry, Animal Physiology, Zoology, and Psychology). Conducting research in computer-intensive statistical inference methods for Independent Study. Mathematics teaching assistant at Simmons College. Biostatistics Mathematics Pi Mu Sigma National Mathematics Honors Society Simmons College Honors Program Dean's List Dean's Scholarship
Simmons Math and Computer Science Liaison (Vice President)
Simmons Islamic Society (Treasurer)
Muslim Interscholastic Tournament (MIST) Boston (Award Ceremony Chair)
Simmons Students for Justice in Palestine (Member)
Volunteer, Islamic Society of Greater Manchester, 2007- Present
Volunteer, Urban Revision Farm, 2013-2014
Tutor, Boston Teacher's Union, 2011- 2013
Volunteer, New Horizons: Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Shelter, 2011-2012
Community Service Volunteer, Islamic Society of Greater Manchester, 2007- Present Volunteer, Urban Revision Farm, 2013-2014 Tutor, Boston Teacher's Union, 2011- 2013 Volunteer, New Horizons: Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry, Shelter, 2011-2012