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Department of Biostatistics Seminar Series


The Department of Biostatistics presents a regular speaker series each semester, generally on Thursday afternoon each week. Diverse experts lecture on their work in biostatistics.

Upcoming Biostats Seminars

Biostatistics Seminar Series

Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo

Thursday 11/16 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present, "Dynamic treatment regimes and reward ignorant modelling".

Personalized medicine optimizes patient outcome by tailoring treatments to patient-level characteristics. This approach is formalized by dynamic treatment regimes (DTRs): decision rules that take patient information as input and output recommended treatment decisions. The DTR literature has seen the development of increasingly sophisticated causal inference techniques, which attempt to address the limitations of our typically observational datsaets. We note, however, that in practice most patients should often receive optimal or near-optimal treatment, and so the outcome used as part of a typical DTR analysis does not provide much additional information. In light of this, we propose reward ignorant modelling: ignoring the outcome and eliciting an optimal DTR by regressing the observed treatment on relevant covariates, as in a more standard analysis. We present some results from investigating this concept, and analysis of data from the International Warfarin Pharmacogenetics Consortium.

Last Updated On Friday, October 27, 2017 by Haydo, Amber LC
Created On Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Previous Biostats Seminars

Thu 11/16/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present, "Dynamic treatment regimes and reward ignorant modelling".
Thu 11/9/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Wu, Merck & Co., Inc., will present, "Challenges and Prospect in the Drug Development – A Statistician’s Perspective."

Thu 11/2/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, will present, "Continuous Monitoring of Patient Accrual in Multi-center Clinical Trials".
Thu 10/26/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present, "Inferential Procedures for the Use of Biomarkers in Treatment Selection".

Thu 10/5/2017
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Hongtu Zhu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”.
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Contact

For information on seminars and events in the department, contact:

Bernadette Kapko
bkapko@pitt.edu
412-624-3022

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