RTG Women Luncheon: Lisa M. LaVange

October 21, 2022
RTG Women Lunch

Each semester the RTG program will host a luncheon for women trainees with a faculty role model, from within or outside UNC, to share and discuss unique challenges, experiences, and opportunities for women in STEM.

This semester the luncheon will be held on November 21st from 12:45pm to 2:00pm at Campus Y seminar rooms (207&208). We will have Lisa M. LaVange from Biostatistics as the faculty role model joining the lunch. She is a professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at UNC Chapel Hill. She also serves as the director of UNC’s Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (2006-2011; 2018-present). Dr. LaVange has a broad background in the biostatistics field, including leadership roles in industry (RTI, Quintiles, Inspire Pharmaceuticals); academia (UNC/CSCC); and government (Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA). She was also the 2018 president of the American Statistical Association. At the CSCC, she has been the lead PI on the HCHS/SOL and SPIROMICS studies, and is currently the Coordinating Center PI for the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Intervention (ATN) and co-PI of the Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma Network (PrecISE). She is co-instructor for BIOS 844: Leadership in Biostatistics, offered bi-yearly in the fall semester.