Biostatistics Seminars, Events and History

Spring 2018 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)

January 11, 2018
Lisa LaVange, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Director, Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Statistics at FDA: A View from 6 Years In

January 18, 2018
Nancy Zhang, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

January 25, 2018
Eric Laber, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Statistics
North Carolina State University
Optimal treatment allocations in space and time for online control of an emerging infectious disease

February 1, 2018
Cristian Tomasetti, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Department of Oncology, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Cancer etiology and its early detection

February 8, 2018
Jeffrey S. Morris, PhD
Professor & Deputy Chair
Department of Biostatistics,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; Houston
Bayesian Quantile Functional Regression for Biomedical Imaging Data

February 15, 2018

February 22, 2018
Qi Long, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
Variable selection for high-dimensional data using known and novel graph information

March 1, 2018

March 8, 2018
Steven L. Salzberg, PhD
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Computer Science, and Biostatistics
Director, Center for Computational Biology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Assembling the Transcriptome: Computational Challenges and Genetic Discoveries

March 15, 2018

Spring Break – No Seminar

March 22, 2018
Steven Snapinn, PhD
Vice President
Global Biostatistical Science
Measuring Treatment Effects in Clinical Research

March 29, 2018
Susan Athey, PhD
Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Co-Director, Digital Business: Data, Decisions & Platform Strategy Initiative

April 5, 2018
Rafael Irizarry, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 12, 2018
Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Department of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

April 19, 2018
Jonathan Gelfond, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

April 26, 2018
Kathryn Roeder, PhD
Professor, Vice Provost for Faculty
Department of Statistics
Carnegie Mellon University

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