BME EDGE Newsletter Fall 2016

Issue: Fall 2016

What We Do

Prepare BME PhD students for careers after graduation!

How We Help You

Provide professional development opportunities.
Facilitate internships and full time hiring.

How YOU Help Yourself

Attend our speaker sessions and networking events!
Apply for an internship!
Prepare for your career by attending our career fair and our interview prep sessions!

Interested in doing an internship in the 2016-2017 year?

Make sure to fill out the BCI Letter of Intent and
BME EDGE Letter of Intent to let us know!

Upcoming Events

Intern Q&A Panel – October 13, 2016

Hackermann B17
6-7:30 PM

Come hear from the EDGE interns talk about their experiences throughout the internship process, from approaching their mentors, to adjusting to the industry lifestyle, to returning to graduate school.


Past Events
Boston Scientific Information Session – 9/30/16
Representatives Amy Brisben and Sunipa Saha visited with graduate and undergraduate students to talk about Boston Scientific Corporation, the types of opportunities available at BSC, and give helpful tips on how current students can prepare now for industry jobs.

Career Fair – 8/25/16
Johns Hopkins Biomedical PhD Career Fair was put together by various careers and professional development organizations for all SOM PhD students.  There were 21 companies and 320 attendants, from both Johns Hopkins University and other universities in the area.

Dr. David Stein – 4/25/16
The Head of Strategy and Innovation for Siemens Healthcare and BME PhD alumnus, Dr. David Stein joined BME PhD students in a conversation discussing his experience at Siemens along with philosophy for finding the right workplace and the right role.

Dr. Kevin Kahn – 4/25/16
A recent PhD graduate of Hopkins, Dr. Kevin Kahn gave a talk as part of the EDGE Speaker Series sessions.  In this informal info session, Kevin talked about his transition into industry and his experience with the Insight Data Science Program.

2016 Intern Spotlights

Liheng Guo
I participated in Insight Data Science, a data science “bootcamp” intended to transition PhDs to industry careers in data science. Insight took place in New York City where participants worked on data science projects, met with reps from various local data science companies, and had interviews with some of them.

Lindsay Clegg
I worked with the Astra Zeneca Quantitative Clinical Pharmacology group in Gaithersburg, MD. I developed a systems pharmacology-style, patient-specific computational model of potassium homeostasis and response to an AZ drug. I interacted with clinicians, pharmacometricians, clinical pharmacologists, and scientists, and participated in decision-making for upcoming clinical trials.

Melanie Zile
My internship at Boston Scientific was incredibly useful in helping me decide on my future career path. It also gave me a great understanding of the type of work that people in different functional roles perform at medical device companies. I also gained new skills in unsupervised machine learning, vastly expanded my network (I even talked to the CEO), and allowed me to enhance my marketability when I go to look for full time opportunities.

Hao Dang
I much enjoyed my internship at an x-ray CT group at Philips Healthcare, which is one of the largest CT vendors and healthcare providers around the world. The most interesting part of my internship is having the chance to work with commercial imaging systems and get involved in developing technology that may be translated into new products and have a direct impact on people’s health. Whereas in PhD training I tend to think about what theoretical contribution my work would bring to the scientific community, during the internship I have also been trained to be able to consider other important aspects of technology innovations such as feasibility, reliability, cost, and user experience. I found doing an internship at Philips was a good opportunity to exercise what I have learned from the nation’s No. 1 BME PhD program to real-world problem solving as well as to refresh my mind for the last part of my PhD training as a more mature scientist.
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