Felicity Enders in the Spotlight
What brought you to Mayo?
I came to Mayo because my soon-to-be husband matched here for his medical residency. We're staying in the area after his residency ends because I love my job.
What do you value about working at Mayo in the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics?
This division is unusual in that it's very large, includes Ph.D.'s with a wide variety of expertise, and uses a team structure. Working on a team means that I work with the same group of physician-investigators and the same types of diseases across most of my collaborative work. The team also means we have analysts and master's level statisticians available to help with the day-to-day details of most projects.
What do you feel you've contributed to Mayo Clinic?
My focus has always been on teaching statistics to non-statisticians. Working with the education team, I've been able to restructure several courses and devise new courses to meet students' needs. I've also embedded statistical education research projects within coursework. Recently I developed a Calibrated Peer Review module that dramatically improved students' ability to correctly interpret coefficients in linear regression. I'm currently leading an initiative to create innovative, interactive, online course material.