We are looking forward to welcoming Arimoku Obaigbena 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.
Arimoku, a Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry student at Loughborough University, will join our Evaluation team, which supports health and care teams in our region understand the impact of introducing innovations.
Arimoku said: “I am really looking forward to my internship in the Evaluation team at UCLPartners. I have a strong interest in the healthcare industry and its accessibility to disenfranchised communities around the world. I am very passionate about how health data research can help bridge this inaccessibility by exposing the disparities in healthcare and supporting health professionals to make more data-driven decisions. Through my internship I would like to gain a deeper understanding of health data research and the data science industry.”
Dr Jenny Shand, Director of Strategy and Partnerships at UCLPartners, said: “We’re delighted that Arimoku will be joining the Evaluation team this summer as part of the Health Data Science Black Internship Programme. We hope this will be a really rewarding experience for Arimoku to learn more about health data through the work we do to evaluate health innovation and provide a springboard for his career.”