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Laura Daniel

Laura Daniel

Associate Scientist

University of Miami


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Introduction to Python

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Introduction to DataCamp Projects

Scientist versed in SAS, SQL, and Python

My Work

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Introduction to SQL


Introduction to R


Introduction to Python

DataCamp Course Completion

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My Work Experience

Where I've interned and worked during my career.

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine | Jan 2023 - Present

Associate Scientist

The lead programmer for the lab, which uses large datasets from health care claims (VA and Medicare). Supervises and trains junior members of the research team. Oversees regulatory activities for all projects.
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nov 2019 - Jan 2023

Staff Scientist

Creating Medicare claims data sets using SAS Ensuring our lab is compliant with regulatory guideline Imputed chromosome 6 using SNP2HLA

Laura Writes Science | Jan 2017 - Jan 2023

Freelance Writer and Editor

I use my skills to help others develop their scientific story and sell that story to others. Whether someone wants to tell their story to a journal, a grant reviewer, or a venture capitalist; I help scientists repackage their work to make it more compelling. • Reported on the “leaky pipeline” by analyzing the Survey of Earned Doctors (In press; USA Today). • Secured grant funding for clients by providing feedback on their proposal. • Improve clarity and readability of grants and articles. • Increased blogger activity for the Scientista Foundation by over 200%.

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine | Sep 2017 - Aug 2019

Associate Director of the Broadening Experiences in Scientifc Training (BEST) Consortium

• Analyzed the Survey of Earned Doctors data and found the employment sectors of biomedical Ph.D. has changed over the past 15 years. • Improved website (www.nihbest.org) traffic by 10% through strategic website changes and twitter postings—reviewed career outcomes using Tableau. • Enhanced the writing ability of over 16 bloggers by providing constructive edits to their blog posts. • Increased attendance at the BEST (Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training) Annual Conference by 30% by creating meeting flyers (InDesign) and advertising (Twitter). • Managed and tracked consortium members efforts resulting in eight publications and four national meetings.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center | May 2015 - Sep 2017

Postdoctoral Fellow

• Published an article suggesting potassium enhances arrhythmia susceptibility in individuals with certain genetic mutations. • Created analytical summaries and graphs using various software (Excel, R, STATA). • Presented scientific data at a research forum (2016) and a journal club (2015). • Designed, composed, and implemented new protocols, procedures, and user guides • Wrote and was awarded an F32 NIH grant (2017).

East Tennessee State University | Sep 2010 - May 2015

Graduate Assistant

• Analyzed experimental data and concluded that Ataxia-telangiectasia mutated kinase (ATM) differentially regulates apoptosis in cardiac fibroblast versus cardiac myocytes. • Improved lab productivity by mentoring and training undergraduates. • Wrote four primary publications, a book chapter, and a committee-approved animal protocol. • Presented scientific data at research forums, journal clubs, and seminars.

Waypoint Analytical - Agricultural & Environmental Services | Mar 2009 - Jun 2010

Environmental Analyst

• Completed client orders on time by ensuring GS/MS instruments were functioning properly and calibrated. • Reported to clients the concentration of analytes in their water or soil sample. This helped them ensure they were following EPA standards. • Prevented bottle necks in work follow by assisting collogues with downstream tasks.

LabCorp | Oct 2006 - Feb 2009

Toxicology Laboratory Technician

• Ensured clients received correct test results by calibrating pipettes, managing lab supplies and equipment, and carefully reviewing data reports. • Helped employer maintain accreditation by keeping precise records of daily lab activity, using proper controls during sample processing, and adhering to state and federal guideline.

Community Developmental Services | Jan 2003 - Jul 2006

Developmental Technician

•Providing training and therapy for people with developmental disabilities •Distributing medication to service recipients •Fostering independence of service recipients •HIPPA compliant record keeping

My Education

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East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Biomedical SciencesMedicine | 2015
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD, Biomedical Sciences, GeneralMedicine | 2015
BS, BiologyUniversity of Tennessee at Martin | 2006

About Me

Laura Daniel

I have over ten years of experience in scientific research and published 14 peer-reviewed articles. I have worked with large-scale national healthcare datasets that contain millions of patients (e.g., Medicare, Veterans Administration).

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