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Biostatistics Seminars

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 2/15/2018
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Shyamal D. Peddada, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Biostatistics, will present, "Nonparametric procedures for testing order among multivariate distributions."
Thu 1/25/2018
David Gerard, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
David Gerard, University of Chicago
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, David Gerard, University of Chicago, will present, " Better Genotyping for Polyploids."
Tue 1/23/2018
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Public Health A522

Biostatistics guest speaker, Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University, will present, "Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data."
Thu 1/18/2018
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Statistical Methods in Microbiome Data Analysis."

Tue 1/16/2018
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis" Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis"
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Biostatistics guest speaker, Lu Tang, University of Michigan, will present, "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis."

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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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