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: For the time being, seminars will be held virtually instead of in our usual lecture hall.
TIME: 1:30-2:30pm on the dates indicated in the calendar below (unless otherwise noted).

Contact Tawanna Peters for more information.

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 TBD Babette Brumback  
May 12 TBD Victoria Landsman  
May 19 TBD Patrick Heagerty  
*FRI* May 21 @ 1:30p TBD Li-Ching Huang  
May 26 TBD Megan Hollister All-department meeting

Biostatistics Seminar/Workshop Series: Upcoming Years

Biostatistics Seminar/Workshop Series: Archives

Seminar Instructions

Invited Presenter Itineraries

Topic revision: r663 - 07 Apr 2021, AndrewSpieker

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