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基本情况:张同学,UC San Diego,B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology+B.S.Management， GPA 3.64， TOEFL 103， GRE 330
录取学校：Brown University Master's in Biostatistics
Attending the American Society of Nephrology (Kidney Week 2015) in San Diego Convention Center, I felt extremely honored to introduce China’s latest kidney disease treatment technologies to worldwide pharmaceutical scientists, scholars and distributors. However, this experience also offered me a glance at the “dilemma” that numerous new technologies in either Europe or Asia until now can rarely pass the FDA test successfully in the US. Within this context, I am motivated to launch a career in the pharmaceutical industry and make a difference to this status quo by leveraging the knowledge and skillset I have acquired at university.
Specifically, my short-term goal is to find a clinical trial assistant job in a pharmaceutical company, government agency, or hospital, responsible for testing new medications and medical devices. Five to seven years later, I aspire to become a clinical data manager in one of the Fortune Global 500 and engage myself in analyzing the results of medical research studies with advanced health care knowledge and proficient database management skills. While working, I will concentrate on minimizing the anthropogenic influences on clinical trial procedures and make the medication effects more accurate with better efficacy.
Definitely, my double majors in Management Science and Biochemistry and Cell Biology adding extensive professional practices within two disciplenes can provide the staunchest support for my career pursuit.
Through immersing myself in the courses such as Econometrics, Financial Markets and Marketing covered by Management Science, I developed sound abilities to critically evaluate evidence relating to management practice with quantitative skills. For example, I highly value my experiences of studying Marketing (Econ 176) and Advanced Econometrics Theory (Econ 122). These two courses expanded my knowledge about STATAand MatLab and honed my skills in collecting, sorting and analyzing the real data with STATA. With my keen interest in data analysis, I initiatively took the online course, R Programming, given by professor Roger Peng from John Hopkins University. This course offered me an overview of the data, questions, and tools that data analysts work with and more important, how to use R for effective data analysis.
In addition, my interests in biostatistics and bioinformatics have been flourished with my major in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. With theoretical study in courses like Multicellular Life and Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, I examined in detail the major underlying principles of biochemistry and cell biology. In particular, I appreciate the laboratory classes on biomedical science I’ve taken, which give a head start for future career goal. For example, in Biochemical Techniques (BIBC103), I have both acquired modern experimental techniques including ImageJ, PubMed, BLAST, CLUSTALW, PDB 3D Modeling with Jmol, ExPASy-ProtParam, etc. While writing experiment reports, I also greatly involved in using graphs to display experimental data, doing statistical test to make quantitative decisions. Upon unremitting endeavors in laboratory setting, I became proficient in evaluating scientific data and applying scientific methods to formulate solutions.
Alongside the rigorous curriculum at university, I greatly emphasize on strengthening my competence in practices.
I have volunteered to work as a Booth Assistant in American Society of Nephrology (Kidney Week) at San Diego Convention Center in November, 2015. There, I was assigned to help the Chinese biotechnology company to introduce their hemoperfusion product to scientists from all parts of the world. With the advantage of my biology background, I could not only explain the product professionally, but also was capable of highlighting the key functions of the products with less academic details, closer to the common language in people’s lives. Moreover, I also helped the Chinese company to expedite the process of collecting data from ASN participants using software instead of tedious paperwork. This experience opened my sight to the broad range of application of biology in our daily life and inspired me to embark on a career allowing me to benefit people’s lives with both my biology and statistics knowledge.
The research projects I’ve participated are critical for the build up of my academic strength. It was worth mentioning that I initiatively completed a diet project on my own in spring, 2016. My purpose of launching this project is to formulate a healthier diet solution for students who live with strong and compact academic pressures like me. I had first reviewed extensive literatures related to nutrition online to learn about the recommended values for each nutrient daily and the nutrition contents of the common food. Then, I spent a month recording and calculating my own nutrient consumption and intake every day. Through analyzing my diet pattern and comparing it with the recommended daily values, I developed my own personalized dietary guidelines that have helped me eat healthier and more professional than before. I also referred my diet project and planned my family’s diet based on their age and health conditions, which got favorable feedbacks from them later. Through this experience, I was acutely aware of the fantastic tangible benefits the biostatistics has brought to our daily lives and aspire to learn more about it in future.
Given my above academic and research experience, I have developed keen interests in biostatistics, especially, its application in medicine, pharmacy and nutrition. In my future academic endeavors, I hope to concentrate my studies in the fields of clinical trials and data analysis. In order to provide more safe medical products for patient and customer, I desire to adopt the statistic tools to design more effective and efficient biological experiments during clinical trials.
Inspired by my academic interests, I am determined to pursue the ScM in Biostatistics program with the Health Data Science track at Brown University. I am captivated by the curriculum in biostatistical theory and methods, especially, the specialized training in modern data science techniques, which perfectly caters to my academic pursuit. By studying this program, I aim to strength my knowledge of biomedicine, biotechnology and health data science and enhance my competence in solving health care issues with the advanced statistical tools. Above all, I highly appreciate Brown’s rich history of world-renowned research centers such as Center for Statistical Sciences and desire to work with top-notch faculty in their forefront research in areas of Medicine, Public Health, and Biology. If admitted, I hold keen interest in following Professor Christopher Schmid and Professor Zhijin (Jean) Wu. Besides, Brown’s partnerships beyond campus also attract me strongly, which boost my confidence in achieving success in future. I will leverage this advantage and the various other resources provided by Brown to find some internship opportunities.
To close, I believe the experience of Brown will be a milestone in my life.