Blog posts

2018

Girls Who Code celebrates Computer Science Education Week

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Last week was Computer Science Education Week, so naturally I wanted to highlight my favorte CS Ed organization, Girls Who Code at UM Department of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics! MiSciWriters, the awesome science communication blog at UM, published my article today. Our Executive Committee is really proud of the work we do here in Michigan and the materials we post on Github for other CS educators! Personally, I’m thankful for the women I work with who do amazing research and serve their communities so well. Happy belated CS Education Week!

ASHG Nascent Transcript November 2018

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For the past 2 years I’ve contributed to the ASHG Trainee Newsletter, the Nascent Transcript. 2018’s 4th quarter edition was published today, and includes my final contribution. I have greatly enjoyed interviewing trainees in the field, collaborating with other trainees through the editing process, flexing my science communication muscles, and curating #ASHGtrainee tweets.

2017

ASHG 2017 and diversity in science

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I had the privilege of interviewing Natalie Telis at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics. We discussed the topic of her plenary talk, “Scalable computational quantification of gender representation and behavior at ASHG.” The interview was published in the November 2017 ASHG trainee newsletter, the Nascent Transcript.

ASHG Nascent Transcript

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Following last year’s American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference in Vancouver I applied for and was selected to write for the ASHG trainee newsletter, The Nascent Transcript. My first piece, an interview with a genetic counseling trainee, is out today!

2016

How your electronic medical records could help biomedical research

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Much to the chagrin of many patients in America, digital medical records have phased out paper copies of health records in doctors’ offices across the nation. In my latest blog post for MiSciWriters I make a case for the exciting uses of these digital medical records—called electronic health records (EHRs). The post is the second of a three part series examining ancient DNA, EHRs, and the legacy of Neanderthal DNA in you and me.

Live from Michigan, It’s MiSciWriters

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A lot has changed in the extensive hiatus since my last blog post. I moved from Bethesda, Maryland to Ann Arbor, Michigan. I started a PhD program in Bioinformatics at the University of Michigan. I became a published scientist in a peer-reviewed journal. I picked a thesis laboratory, er, two. However, what hasn’t changed is my desire to communicate science to the public in an effort to increase genetic literacy and ultimately reduce health disparities. In this vein, I have recently become a contributor with MiSciWriters.

2015

Genetic Literacy to Reduce Health Disparities

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For those of you reading this who are familiar with my research interests or career goals, you know that I am driven by a passion for not only cool science, but scientific literacy, specifically in genomics and genetics. For those of you who don’t know me, let me explain.

2014

NHGRI Genome Advance of the Month

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As a postbaccalaurate trainee at the National Human Genome Research Institute I wrote for the Genome Advance of the Month to highlight recent work in the genomics field. This was my first experence with science communication to lay audiences.