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Kudos for Faculty Member Book

Statistical Inference on Residual Life (Springer, 2014) by Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, received great reviews in the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, and Biometrics. Read more at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/biom.12321/full.   

An Interview with Professor Rod Little

Dr. Gong Tang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, interviews Professor Rod Little, a renowned statistician and an expert in missing data analysis, on his career in statistics. The conversation has been published in  AmStat News .  

Dr. Gong Tang presents research in National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)

Dr. Gong Tang presents in Workshop: Non-ignorable Nonresponse at National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). His title is “ A Modified Expectation-Maximization Algorithm for Analysis of Data with Missing Values ”. 

Prof. Sally Morton publishes on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Sally C. Morton, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Vice Chair, IOM Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research published a review article entitled “ Comparative Effectiveness Research The Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: 4 Years Later ”.  (http://growthevidence.com/growth-commentaries/)    

American Statistical Association Presents Prestigious Founders Award To Pitt Public Health Professor

The American Statistical Association  (ASA)  presented the association’s prestigious Founders Award to Sally C. Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Pitt Opens Evidence-Based Policy Center; Releases Major Report on Health Needs of Aging America

The University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute today launched the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy and released its first report, “Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America.” 

A Rare Achievement: Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Named Fellow of Top Statistical Organization

Abdus Wahed, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). 

Obuchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

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Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.  

Biostatistics Student Wins National Award

Xiaotian (Steven) Gao, a Masters student in the Department of Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health is the 2015 and inaugural winner of the Lingzi Liu memorial award.  

Regardless of the stage of your research, the Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) can help! CRAB provides guidance on development of your proposal, thesis, or dissertation, study design, recruitment strategies, and identifying community organizations for partnered research. The CRAB meets the third Wednesday of the month with open slots available at the April 15 and May 20, 2015 meetings. If you would like to learn more about the CRAB, please visit the CHE website at http://www.healthequity.pitt.edu/initiatives or contact Dr. Patricia Documet, CHE Scientific Director at pdocumet@pitt.edu

The University of Pittsburgh will lead a $14 million clinical trial to determine how well an intervention that helps people better understand their back pain early on works toward promoting recovery and keeping the pain from becoming chronic down the road. UPMC will be the first in the trial to offer the intervention, followed by four other academic medical centers nationwide. 

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