Biostatistics Seminars, Events and History

Fall 2017 Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843)

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

August 24, 2017
Joel Parker, PhD
Research Associate Professor
Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
RNA Biomarkers in Contemporary Clinical Trials

August 31, 2017
Eric Chi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University
Convex Co-clustering of Tensors

September 7, 2017
Nolan A Wages, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Phase I design for oncology trials of drug combinations

September 14, 2017
Xiaofei Wang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Duke University School of Medicine
Current issues and Statistical Challenges in Cancer Clinical Research

September 21, 2017
Jeffery D Blume, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Department of Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Second-Generation p-values

September 28, 2017
Yaakov Malinovsky, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Nested Group Testing Procedures and Generalized GT Problem

October 5, 2017
Shing M Lee, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Columbia University
How should we design our new dose finding cancer trials for targeted and immunotherapeutic agents?

October 12, 2017
Richard Zink, PhD
Principal Research Statistician Developer, JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, Inc.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, UNC – Chapel Hill
Using Contour Plots to Assess the Sensitivity of Clinical Trial Design Assumptions

October 19, 2017
Fall Break

No Seminar

October 26, 2017
Jung-Ying Tzeng, PhD
Department of Statistics
Bioinformatics Research Center
North Carolina State University
Rethinking single-locus analysis in rare variant association tests

November 2, 2017
Elizabeth L Ogburn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University
Toward valid causal and statistical inference with social network data

November 9, 2017
Matthew Biggs, PhD
Computational Biologist
Adaptable: Data Science in Biotech

November 16, 2017
Frank E Harrell Jr, PhD
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University
Why Bayes for Clinical Trials?

November 23, 2017
Thanksgiving Break

No Seminar

November 30, 2017
Dean Follmann, PhD
Chief, Biostatistics Research Branch
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Sieve analysis using the number of infecting pathogens

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