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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

Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Scott Bruce, of Temple University, will present, "Conditional Adaptive Spectral Analysis of Nonstationary Biomedical Time Series"
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
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”.
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Haung, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Haung, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present.
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, NIH/NHLBI
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, NIH/NHLBI, will present.
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Woo, Merck
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Woo, Merck, will present.
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present.

Previous Biostats Seminars

Biostatistics Seminar Series

Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards

Thursday 4/13 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present immediately following the Biostatistics Student Award ceremony. 


Carving out a niche in clinical trials as a collaborating (bio)statistician

PhD statisticians with collaborative skills are heavily sought after in academic medical centers.  The combination of technical expertise as well as interpersonal skills results in a “dynamic duo” of traits that are imperative for long term collaborative relationships.  However, many faculty positions suited for collaborative statisticians are soft-money, which require nearly 100% of their salaries to be covered by external funds (i.e. NIH grants).  Depending on the funding climate at a particular institution, some statisticians are forced to collaborate with any and all researchers that walk through their door rather than restricting collaborations to a focused content area.  In this talk, I will discuss my experience as a collaborating statistician in the School of Medicine, from working on an adolescent depression study as a graduate student researcher to leading a data coordinating center (DCC) for a multi-center clinical trial consortium in polycystic kidney disease.  I will also describe how this experience motivated my interesting in improving the clinical trials infrastructure and led to the creation of a Center for Clinical Trials & Data Coordination (CCDC).  

NOTE:  Biostatistics Student Awards Ceremony will be conducted before the seminar – ceremony starts at 3 pm.



Last Updated On Friday, March 31, 2017 by Kapko, Bernadette E
Created On Monday, December 19, 2016

Contact

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

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

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