Department of Biostatistics Weekly Seminar


The department hosts weekly seminars and workshops for persons interested in applied statistics, statistical theory, epidemiology, health services research, clinical trials methodology, statistical computing, statistical graphics, and R. We will send e-mail announcements to those in the pertinent groups defined at SemEmail, depending on the seminar.

LOCATION: MRBIII, Room 1220 (unless otherwise noted)
TIME: 1:30-2:30pm on the dates indicated in the calendar below.

Contact Tawanna Peters for more information.



Spring 2020



January Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
January 1 NO SEMINAR - Winter break    
January 8 Data Coordinating Centers: Opportunities for the operationally minded Chris Lindsell n/a
January 15 Optimal Designs of Two-Phase Studies Ran Tao all dept mtg
January 22 Probability-of-Decision Designs to Accelerate Dose-Finding Trials Tianjian Zhou Chang Yu
Fri, January 24 Permutation-based inference for spatially localized signals in longitudinal MRI data Jun Park n/a
January 29 Polygenic risk scores: Ready for the clinics? Jonathan Mosley  



February Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
February 5 Weighted pairwise likelihood for multilevel models in multistage samples Thomas Lumley Jonathan Schildcrout
February 12 Introducing Overlap Weights in Causal Inference Fan Li fac mtg scheduled
Fri, February 14 Disjunctive Bayesian Network Infers Cancer Progression Network Amir Asiaee  
February 19 10X single cell RNA sequencing data analysis: from FASTQ to differential expression analysis Quanhu Sheng  
February 26 Causal inference in pragmatic randomized trials Eleanor Murray Ran Tao



March Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
March 4 NO SEMINAR - SPRING BREAK    
March 11 NO SEMIMAR    
March 18      
March 25 NO SEMINAR - ENAR    



April Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
April 1 TBD Elizabeth Slate  
April 8 TBD Simon Vandekar  
April 15      
April 22 TBD Elizabeth Sigworth  
April 29 TBD Babette Brumback  



May Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
May 6      
May 13 TBD Matt Shotwell  
May 20 TBD Cecile Janssens  
May 27 TBD Peter Gilbert  



June Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
June 3      
June 10 TBD Robert Greevy  
June 17      
June 24      

Fall 2020



August Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
August 05 Summer Break    
August 12 Summer Break    
August 19 Summer Break    
August 26 Polygenic risk scores: what are we measuring? Cecile Janssens  





October Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
October 07 Moving beyond the comfort zone in practicing translational statistics for clinical studies Lee-Jen Wei Robert Greevy
October 14 Building a dose-equivalence model from a Bayesian meta-analysis of published clinical trials Elizabeth Sigworth Elizabeth Sigworth
October 21 A unified approach for inference on algorithm-agnostic variable importance Brian Williamson Robert Greevy
October 28 Network dependence can lead to spurious associations and invalid inference Elizabeth Ogburn Robert Greevy



November Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
November 04 Making Sense of noisy data: Why and how? Grace Yi Ran Tao
November 11 Estimating population effects: Generalizing randomized trial findings to a target population Benjamin Ackerman Hakmook Kang
November 18 Ways to make randomized clinical trials more statistically efficient Frank Harrell Robert Greevy
November 25 NO SEMINAR - Thanksgiving    



December Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
December 02 Some methods on distributions for p-values and their applications Chang Yu Chang Yu
December 09 Using outcomes to analyze patients rather than patients to analyze outcomes: Re-thinking the clinical trial arithmetic to increase pragmatism Scott Evans fac mtg
December 16 On confounding, efficiency, and prospective observational study design Mary Margaret Ryan Robert Greevy
December 23 No Seminar: Winter Break    
December 30 No Seminar: Winter Break    

Spring 2021



January Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
January 06 No Seminar: Winter Break    
January 13 Bayesian regression for group testing data Joshua Tebbs  
January 20 Bounding local average treatment effects in studies of engagement with mobile interventions Andrew Spieker Andrew Spieker
January 27 Estimating risk in large public health and comparative effectiveness studies Amber Hackstadt All-department meeting









May Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
May 05 Model-based standardization to adjust for confounding by cluster Babette Brumback  
*FRI * May 07 @ 1:30p Factor analysis in high dimensional biological data with dependent observations Chris McKennan  
May 12 Statistical methods for blinding assessment in randomized controlled trials Victoria Landsman  
May 19 Evidence-based analysis of longitudinal data from randomized clinical trials Patrick Heagerty  
*FRI* May 21 @ 1:30p Non-inferiority studies with multiple reference treatments Li-Ching Huang  
May 26 FDRestimation: Flexible false discovery rate computation in R Megan Hollister Murray All-department meeting

Summer 2021



June Title Presenter After Seminar Student Discussion Leader
June 23 Registration for wearable device data with application to circadian rhythm chronotype discovery Julia Wrobel  

Prior Years

Seminar Instructions

Invited Presenter Itineraries

Topic revision: r14 - 09 Jul 2021, SimonVandekar
 

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