Doctoral student ZHONGYING XU (BIOS '19) was awarded first place in the Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) 2016 Biopharmaceutical Section Student Poster Award Competition for her submission "Optimal Sample Size Determination for Adaptive Seamless Phase II/III Design."
CNN MONEY - In a special report on the top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work, CNN Money and Payscale.com rank biostatistician as #1 among the Fastest-growing jobs . The report projects a solid 34% growth in demand for biostatisticians over 10 years and gives the field all A's for quality of life - Personal satisfaction: A | Benefit to society: A | Telecommuting: A | Low stress: A.
ABDUS S. WAHED presented a plenary speech and provided a three-hour workshop at the International Conference on Repeated Measures, organized by the East West University of Bangladesh.
STAT NEWS -- There’s no shortage of explanations for Donald Trump’s victory, but one possibility is that Trump voters viewed the election as a life-or-death matter. Using data from Pitt Public Health’s Mortality and Population Data System (MOIRA), researchers found that Trump swept the 16 states with the highest mortality rates, while people in 15 of the 18 states with lowest mortality voted for Clinton...
THE INQUIRER / PHILLY.COM - Last weekend's frightening and widely reported string of overdoses in Philadelphia — nine deaths in 36 hours , according to police — was just part of what officials suspect was a devastating five days that left 35 people dead. It started Dec. 1, when 12 people died between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. [Pitt Public Health's Jeanine Buchanich responds to Philadelphia's disturbing spike in overdose deaths.]
Biostatistics alumni from the class of 1976 Bill Brant, Jim Daley (pictured), and Steve Belle met-up at the school on September 9, 2016, for a mini-reunion...
Western Pennsylvania is in the midst of a drug overdose epidemic, prompting the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health to create a pilot grant project that funds several studies exploring different aspects of the problem. Jeanine Buchanich, Ph.D., deputy director of the Center for Biostatistics and Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health, discusses her pilot project to examine data on overdose deaths. The results will be made availa...
Professor Abdus Wahed receives the 2016 Provost’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring
Biostatistics PhD student, Alice Liu, student poster award winner at the ASA Pittsburgh Chapter Annual Meeting