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DATA-CAN welcomes Abiodun Azeez as part of the Health Data Science Black Internship Programme

21st July 2022
Abiodun Azeez, a Master of Public Health graduate in Field Epidemiology, will be working with DATA-CAN founding partner IQVIA, in their Real World Solutions team this Summer.

DATA-CAN is delighted to welcome Abiodun Azeez as an intern this summer as part of the Health Data Science Black Internship Programme.

The Programme, which aims to tackle the under-representation of Black people within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions is run in partnership with the UK Health Data Research Alliance and 10,000 Black Interns. It works to kick-start the careers of recently graduated Black data scientists, or those in their undergraduate years by providing opportunities to work on health data science projects. 

Abiodun, a Master of Public Health graduate in Field Epidemiology, will be working with DATA-CAN founding partner, IQVIA, in their Real World Solutions team this Summer. She has a background in health care with special interest in data analysis and visualisation. In the last few years, she has been working with another DATA-CAN founding partner, Leeds Teaching Hospital, in a patient-facing role. This has shaped her understanding of how health care data are collected and can be utilised to improve quality of life. She is presently learning various analytical, statistical and visualisation software packages to further develop her skills set and career, especially their application in cancer treatment, research and possibly cure.

Abiodun said, “I am so excited to join DATA-CAN and IQVIA for my internship this Summer. I have a background in health care with a special interest in data analysis and visualisation and hope to learn more about how data science can help cancer research and ultimately improve the care and treatment of people with cancer.”

Dr Charlie Davie, DATA-CAN hub director, said, “The DATA-CAN team is so pleased to have Abiodun joining us as part of the Health Data Science Black Internship Programme. We hope this will be a really rewarding experience for her to learn more about we are making high-quality health data more accessible to cancer researchers to improve cancer services and save lives.”

Find out more about the Health Data Science Black Internship Programme.