Event Title

Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities: Statistical Database Analyst Internship

Location

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

Start Date

18-4-2017 3:30 PM

Description

PURPOSE: The goal of the internship within the Biostatistics PSM program is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their statistical skills in a real-world setting. The intent is not only to practice statistical skills but also to develop new soft skills that will be valuable to future employers. CHALLENGE: An internship at Spectrum Healthier Communities (SHC) is structured to allow students to support the day-to-day statistical needs of the programs offered through the SHC while also working on research projects that can provide novel statistical solutions that add to the group’s understanding of issues related to community health. EXPERIENCE: The primary research project I engaged in at SHC was the analysis of data concerning sleep-related death in infants living in Michigan. The project required the use of a range of logistic techniques, as well as factor analysis, and principal component analysis. OUTCOME: The work I did to document statistical work flows within the department will facilitate knowledge transfer between future employees. Along the same lines, my work in creating data set dictionaries will aide in the continued creation of high-quality reporting by the department. IMPACT: The largest benefit of working with SHC is that I was able to come to work every day knowing that I was having a positive impact on the health of people in my community.

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Apr 18th, 3:30 PM

Spectrum Health - Healthier Communities: Statistical Database Analyst Internship

Hager-Lubbers Exhibition Hall

PURPOSE: The goal of the internship within the Biostatistics PSM program is to provide students with the opportunity to apply their statistical skills in a real-world setting. The intent is not only to practice statistical skills but also to develop new soft skills that will be valuable to future employers. CHALLENGE: An internship at Spectrum Healthier Communities (SHC) is structured to allow students to support the day-to-day statistical needs of the programs offered through the SHC while also working on research projects that can provide novel statistical solutions that add to the group’s understanding of issues related to community health. EXPERIENCE: The primary research project I engaged in at SHC was the analysis of data concerning sleep-related death in infants living in Michigan. The project required the use of a range of logistic techniques, as well as factor analysis, and principal component analysis. OUTCOME: The work I did to document statistical work flows within the department will facilitate knowledge transfer between future employees. Along the same lines, my work in creating data set dictionaries will aide in the continued creation of high-quality reporting by the department. IMPACT: The largest benefit of working with SHC is that I was able to come to work every day knowing that I was having a positive impact on the health of people in my community.