Biostatistics Seminars, Events and History

Spring 2017 Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843)

Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Michael Hooker Research Center)


January 12, 2017
Benjamin J. Callahan, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health and Pathobiology
College of Veterinary Medicine
North Carolina State University
Improving Microbiome Data by Modeling the Noise Process
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January 19, 2017
Tamar Sofer, PhD
Senior Fellow
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
The University of Washington
Powerful Statistical Framework for Generalization Testing in Genome-Wide Association Studies

January 26, 2017
Yuchao Jiang
Graduate Group in Genomics and Computational Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
The University of Pennsylvania
Heterogeneity: From Bulk Tissue to Single Cells
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February 2, 2017
Kean Ming Tan, PhD
Visiting Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Princeton University
Using Replicates to Learn the Structure of a Graphical Model with Latent Variables

February 9, 2017
Rajarshi Mukherjee, PhD
Stein Fellow
Department of Statistics
Stanford University
Sparse Signal Detection with Binary Outcomes

February 16, 2017
No Seminar

February 23, 2017
Qiongshi Lu
Department of Biostatistics
Yale University
Systematic Tissue-specific Functional Annotation of the Human Genome and its Applications in Post-GWAS Analysis

March 2, 2017
Joel Parker, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RNA Biomarkers in Contemporary Clinical Trials

March 9, 2017
Rebecca Santelli
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Population Neuroscience of the Infant Brain

March 16, 2017
Spring Break
No seminar

March 23, 2017, Biostatistics Awards Day
Seunggeun (Shawn) Lee, PhD
2017 James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Principal Component Analysis for High Dimensional Genetics Data

March 30, 2017
Xiaoming Huo, PhD
H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Statistically and Numerically Efficient Independence Test

April 6, 2017
Veera Baladandayuthapani, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Division of Quantitative Sciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas
Integrative Modeling Paradigms for Precision Oncology

April 13, 2017
Chiung-Yu Huang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Efficient Estimation of the Cox Model with Auxiliary Subgroup Survival Information

April 20, 2017
Gabor Szekely, PhD
Program Director
Statistics Program
Division of Mathematical Sciences
National Science Foundation
The Energy of Data

April 27, 2017
Wenyi Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Division of Quantitative Sciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center
The University of Texas
Cell Type-Specific Deconvolution of Heterogeneous Tumor Samples with Immunal Infiltration Using Expression Data

Additional Lectures

History of the UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics (1949-2011)

The UNC-CH Department of Biostatistics has a long and prestigious history! Read about sixty years of excellence in research, training and collaboration. [Book chapter from: Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U.S., editors Agresti and Meng (2013)]

BIOS milestones

Biostatistics BSPH program turns 35, BiosRhythms, December 2012

Biostatistics 60th Anniversary/Festschrift – October 2009 (event summary and photos)

UNC Department of Biostatistics Turns 60, Amstat News, December 2009