Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843) are held on Thursdays, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall 

Jan. 8
Hongzhe Li
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Sparse Simultaneous Signal Detection and Its Applications in Genomics

Jan. 15
Lorenzo Trippa
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard School of Public Health
Designing Clinical Studies of Targeted Drugs Across Cancer Modalities

Jan. 22
Fang Han
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University
Robust Covariance Functional Inference

Jan. 29
Quefeng Li
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University
Meta-analysis Based Gene and Pathway Identification for High-throughput Genomic Data

Feb. 5
Rebecca C. Steorts
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University
Methods for Quantifying Conflict Casualties in Syria

Feb. 19
Peng Ding
Department of Statistics
Harvard University
Treatment Effect Heterogeneity

Feb. 26 This seminar has been canceled due to weather-related issues.

March 5
Luis Carvalho
Dept of Mathematics & Statistics
Boston University
A Hierarchical Statistical Model and Computational Methods for Genome-wide Association Studies

March 12
Spring Break – no seminar this week

March 19
UNC BIOS Doctoral Alumni Panel
with Drs. Annie Green Howard (UNC BIOS), Karen Kesler (Rho, Inc.), Guochen Song (Quintiles), Daniela Sotres-Alvarez (UNC BIOS), and Xiaofei Wang (Duke)

March 26
Bill Noble
Depts of Genome Sciences & Computer Science
University of Washington
Three-dimensional Genome Architecture

April 2
Limin Peng
Dept of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Emory University
Generalizing Quantile Regression for Counting Processes with Applications to Recurrent Events

April 9
Tanya Garcia
Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Robust mixed-effects model for clustered failure time data: application to Huntington’s disease event measures

April 16
Biostatistics Faculty Presentations
Young Truong: “Independent Colored Source Detection”
Eric Bair: “Identification of TMD Subtypes: The OPPERA Study”

April 23
Lu Mao, PhD Student
Department of Biostatistics
UNC-Chapel Hill
Efficient Estimation of Semiparametric Transformation Models for the Cumulative Incidence of Competing Risks

2015 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture

Susan A. Murphy, PhD
University of Michigan
May 11 10:00 am: Micro-randomized Trials in Mobile Health
May 11 2:00 pm: Assessing Moderation and Delayed Effects in Mobile Health
May 12 10:00 am: An Actor-Critic Algorithm for Optimizing a Mobile Health Intervention

Additional Lectures

February 4
Xioaoye Ma
Department of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Network Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Tests

February 11
Mingan Yang
Department of Mathematics
Central Michigan University
Bayesian Semiparametric Latent Variable Model: A Study of Bleeding in
Relation to Fibroid Tumor

February 18
Yunro (Roy) Chung
Department of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Isotonic Proportional Hazard Models with its Application to Cancer Clinical Trials

March 25
Yingqi Zhao
Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics
University of Wisconsin
Developing Personalized Treatment Strategies from Clinical Trials

March 25
UNC BIOS Masters Alumni Panel with Brian Armstrong, Rho Inc., Allison Deal, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive cancer Center, Rakhi Kilaru, PPD, Lauren Lindbland, Quintiles, and Neepa Ray, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy

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