Biostatistics Seminars (BIOS 843) are held on Thursdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Auditorium (0001 Micheal Hooker Research Center)

Additional Seminars will be held on select Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. 0001 MHRC   

Jan. 14
Michael I. Love, Dr. rer. nat.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Harvard TH Chen School of Public Health
Statistical Methods for RNA-seq Data

Jan. 21
Christine B. Peterson, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Health Research and Policy
Stanford University
Statistical Approaches for Making Sense of High-throughput Biological Data

Jan. 26
Yen-Tseng Huang, MD, MPH, SM, ScD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Brown University
Survival Mediation Model: Applications to Medicine and Genomics

Jan. 28
Abhra Sarkar, PhD
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Statistical Sciences
Duke University
Novel Statistical Frameworks for Analysis of Structured Sequential Data

Feb. 2
Abhirup Datta
Division of Biostatistics
University of Minnesota
Hierarchical Nearest Neighbor Gaussian Process Models for Massive Spatial and Spatio-temporal Data

Feb. 4
Ming Hu, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Population Health/
Division of Biostatistics
New York University School of Medicine
A hidden Markov random field-based Bayesian method for the detection of long-range chromosomal interactions in Hi-C data

Feb. 9
Yang Ning, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering
Princeton University
A General Framework for High-Dimensional Inference and Multiple Testing

Feb. 11
Ashkan Ertefaie
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes in Infinite-Horizon Settings

Feb. 16
Amanda Mejia
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
Statistical Methods for Brain Connectivity Analysis

Feb. 18
Zihuai He
Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan
Set-based Tests for Genetic Association and Gene-Environment Interaction

Feb. 25
Zheng Xia, PhD
Division of Biostatistics
Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine
Computational Analysis of 3’UTR Usages in Human Cancers from RNA-Seq

March 3
Peng Wei, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Statistical Methods for Leveraging Longitudinal Data in Genetic Epidemiology Research

March 10
Munni Begum, DrPH
Associate Professor
Director of Statistics Graduate Program
Department of Mathematical Sciences
Ball State University
A Two-Step Integrated Approach to Detect Differentially Expressed Genes in RNA-Seq Data

March 31
Peter Mueller, PhD
Department of Mathematics
University of Texas at Austin
Dynamic treatment regimes – Nonparametric Bayes for causal inference

April 7
Clarice Weinberg, PhD
Deputy Branch Chief
Biostatistics & Computational Biology Branch
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Methods for finding risk-related X chromosome variants

April 14
Yuchao Jiang
Department of Statistics
Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
Heterogeneity: from bulk tissue to single cell

April 21
BIOS Awards Day
Michael Pennell
2016 recipient of James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumnus Award
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Bayesian Threshold Regression for Current Status Data with Informative Censoring

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