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Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, wins ASA poster award

Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Pitt Public Health Performs First Detailed Analysis of PA’s Rapid Rise in Drug Overdoses

Drug-overdose deaths in Pennsylvania increased 14-fold in the last 35 years, with rates climbing especially fast in relatively young white women, according to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. 

Biostat student receives award for paper at ENAR meeting

Biostats doctoral student Chien-Wei (Maskaki) Lin receives student paper award at International ENAR Spring Meeting. 

Biostat MS student is Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recipient

Biostatistics MS student, Peng Liu, is 2016 Lingzi Lu Memorial Award recpient 

Biostat PhD student receives honorable mention at JSM

Biostatistics PhD student, Geoffrey Johnson, Honorable Mention winner in the JSM 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Paper Award Competition. 

Biostats professor Jong-Hyeon Jeong Invited to Serve on Editorial Board

Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, has been invited to serve on the editorial board of the journal of Lifetime Data Analysis , which is the only journal specialized in and dedicated to analysis of time-to-event data. 

Kudos on new Book to Biostatistics Faculty Member, Jong-Hyeon Jeong

Statistical Inference on Residual Life (Springer, 2014) by Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, received a great review in the Journal of Biometrics  and Journal of Agricultural Biological and Environmental Statistics .  

PITT PUBLIC HEALTH PART OF INTERNATIONAL STUDY THAT REVEALS NEW GENETIC CLUES TO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION

Pitt Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. Supported by the National Eye Institute, part of the NIH, the findings may help improve our understanding of the biological processes that lead to AMD and i... 

Pitt Public Health Part of International Study that Reveals New Genetic Clues to Age-Related Macular Degeneration

 The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. 

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