Skip to main content

ASPIRE Module: Data Science Essentials


This module is offered every year starting in the Fall

The BRET Office of Career Development offers the ASPIRE module, Data Science Essentials, for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from biomedical sciences who are interested in:

  1. learning what data science careers entail;
  2. acquiring introductory technical competencies to break into the field of data science;
  3. honing their communication skills, both to articulate their PhD-level strengths to employers and to convey technical information to non-technical audiences;
  4. meeting data science professionals from a range of industries.

Up to 24 trainees will be selected to participate in this program, which is a partnership with the Nashville Software School.

Read more about the module as featured in the VUMC Reporter.

In 2019,  the Data Science Essentials module was awarded an Innovations in Research and Research Education Award sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC).

This module was developed thanks to a  2018 Career Guidance for Trainees Award from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund to Assistant Deans Ashley Brady and Kim Petrie, and Senior Associate Dean Kathy Gould.

What is Data Science?
About the Module
Time Commitment
Earn a badge!