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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 9/20/2018
Biostatistics at the FDA - Jessica (Jeongsook) Kim, FDA Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics at the FDA - Jessica (Jeongsook) Kim, FDA
Thu 9/20/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jessica Kim, Lead Mathematical Statistician, Food and Drug Administration, will present, “Biostatistics at the FDA”.
Thu 9/6/2018
Joint Modeling of Multiple Time-to-Event Outcomes - Shanshan Zhao, NIH/NIEHS Biostatistics Seminar Series
Joint Modeling of Multiple Time-to-Event Outcomes - Shanshan Zhao, NIH/NIEHS
Thu 9/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This talk will focus on some recent development in this area, including a nonparametric and a semiparametric approach of estimating the joint survival function. These proposed methods have the ability to explore and estimate dependency between event times as well as to understand the relationship between dependency and risk factors. Simulation evaluations as well as an application to the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trial will be presented.
Thu 6/14/2018
Biostatistics Seminar: Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 6/14/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics guest speaker, Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Population-Specific Reference Panels and Genetic Association Studies in Sāmoans."
Tue 5/29/2018
Biostatistics Seminar: Zeda Li, City University of New York Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Zeda Li, City University of New York
Tue 5/29/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Zeda Li, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, City University of New York, will present, “Adaptive Bayesian Time-Frequency Analysis of Multivariate Time Series”.

Thu 4/19/2018
Dynamic functional clustering with applications to the MAPP Study-Wensheng Guo-UPenn Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dynamic functional clustering with applications to the MAPP Study-Wensheng Guo-UPenn
Thu 4/19/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Wensheng Guo, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Dynamic functional clustering with applications to Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) study."
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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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