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Event Category
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 3/25/2019 7:00AM - 8:30AM
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR in Philadelphia Biostatistics Reception
Pitt Biostatistics Breakfast at ENAR in Philadelphia
Mon 3/25/2019 7:00AM - 8:30AM


Join faculty, students, alumni and friends of the Pitt Biostatistics for breakfast at ENAR 2019 in Philadelphia. Start the morning off right, network with colleagues, and hear from our new chair, Shyamal Peddada, the latest news and initiatives from the department.  (RSVP by 3/21 appreciated)


Biostatistics
Reception
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/4/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 4/9/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Li Zhu - Bayesian variable selection model and differential co-expression network analysis for... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Li Zhu - Bayesian variable selection model and differential co-expression network analysis for...
Tue 4/9/2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A216 Public Health

Li Zhu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Bayesian variable selection model and differential co-expression network analysis for multi-omics data integration".


A216 Public Health
Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ashley I. Naimi, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 4/11/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/18/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Min Zhang, University of Michigan Biostatistics Seminar Series
Min Zhang, University of Michigan
Thu 4/18/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)
Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Wed 5/29/2019 to Fri 5/31/2019
LiDS 2019 - ASA Conference on Lifetime Data Science: Foundations and Frontiers Biostatistics Conference
LiDS 2019 - ASA Conference on Lifetime Data Science: Foundations and Frontiers
Wed 5/29/2019 to Fri 5/31/2019
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Sponsored by the Lifetime Data Science (LiDS)  Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA) with support from Pitt's Department of BIostatistics, this conference will explore the foundations and frontiers of the field, featuring 3 workshops, 3 plenary talks, and 45+ invited sessions on a broad range of topics in lifetime data science. A poster session and reception will be held on May 29, and a banquet will be held on May 30, all at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center. 


Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2019, Denver, CO
Sat 7/27/2019 to Thu 8/1/2019


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- JW Marriott Nashville
Sun 3/22/2020 to Wed 3/25/2020


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2020, Philadelphia, PA
Sat 8/1/2020 to Thu 8/6/2020


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2021 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Baltimore
Sun 3/14/2021 to Wed 3/17/2021


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2021, Seattle, WA
Sat 8/7/2021 to Thu 8/12/2021


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2022 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Houston
Sun 3/27/2022 to Wed 3/30/2022


Meetings of the Eastern North American Region of the International Biometric Society (a.k.a. "ENAR meetings") are held in late March or early April each year and reflect the broad interests of the Society, including both quantitative techniques and application areas. Faculty and student presenters from the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2022, Washington, DC
Sat 8/6/2022 to Thu 8/11/2022


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.


Biostatistics
Conference

Recent Events

Event Category
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2019 Spring Meeting of the International Biometric Society -- Marriott Philadephia
Sun 3/24/2019 to Wed 3/27/2019


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.


Biostatistics
Conference
Mon 3/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Unraveling Transmission Patterns in Tuberculosis - Laura F. White, Boston University PHDL Seminar Series
Unraveling Transmission Patterns in Tuberculosis - Laura F. White, Boston University
Mon 3/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Laura F. White, PhD, associate professor of Biostatistics, Boston University School of Public Health, will present an approach for understanding the transmission patterns and incidence of TB using routinely collected data.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Research Day (Student Poster and Oral Presentations) Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Research Day (Student Poster and Oral Presentations)
Thu 2/28/2019 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Annual Biostatistics deparmental event for students to showcase their research in the format of posters and oral presentations.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/21/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Statistics Career Panel Biostatistics Seminar Series
Statistics Career Panel
Thu 2/21/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

The ASA Student Chapter of Pittsburgh is excited to host a career panel featuring Mattia Ciollaro of Amazon Alexa, Susan Bachman of Bachman Consulting, Sam Ventura of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Diana Cunningham of Highmark, Andrew Althouse of UPMC, and Bronwyn Woods of Duo Security.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/14/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Large Scale Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Science - Heng Huang, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Large Scale Machine Learning for Biomedical Data Science - Heng Huang, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 2/14/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Heng Huang, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, will present "Large-Scale Machine Learning Algorithms for Biomedical Data Science".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Generational trends in substance use and mental health among US adolescents - Katherine Keyes PHDL Seminar Series
Generational trends in substance use and mental health among US adolescents - Katherine Keyes
Mon 2/11/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Keyes will provide a cross-generational and sociological framework to understand the connection between substance use and mental health among adolescents across birth cohorts from the last 40 years, with a particular focus on gender.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: Ashley Naimi and Christina Mair Biostatistics Event
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: Ashley Naimi and Christina Mair
Fri 1/18/2019 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health

Open to all faculty and students, this informal monthly meeting features short presentations from faculty to introduce their research program and problems, followed by a Q&A. Designed to provide a platform for collaborations and to broaden the scope of science within the school. Gain a broader perspective and understanding of science and public health - with free coffee!


Biostatistics
Event
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Xingyuan Li - Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Xingyuan Li - Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks
Fri 1/18/2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Xingyuan Li of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Modeling Exposure-Time-Response Association in the Presence of Competing Risks". 


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 1/17/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Chao Huang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Biostatistics Seminar Series
Chao Huang, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Thu 1/17/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Chao Huang, Department of Biostatistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Surrogate Variable Analysis for Multivariate Functional Responses in Imaging Data".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/15/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
High-Dimensional Mixed-Effects Models for Multi-Omics Data - Jiebiao Wang Biostatistics Seminar Series
High-Dimensional Mixed-Effects Models for Multi-Omics Data - Jiebiao Wang
Tue 1/15/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jiebiao Wang is with the Department of Statistics and Data Science, Carnegie Mellon University.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 1/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Estimation of Small Tail Probabilities by Repeated Out of Sample Fusion - Benjamin Kedem PHDL Seminar Series
Estimation of Small Tail Probabilities by Repeated Out of Sample Fusion - Benjamin Kedem
Mon 1/14/2019 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Kedem will present a novel statistical method for estimating p when data only contain values below the designated threshold.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 1/10/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Jingshen Wang, University of Michigan Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jingshen Wang, University of Michigan
Thu 1/10/2019 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Jingshen Wang, Department of Statistics, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, will present "Inference on Treatment Effects after Model Selection".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 12/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Genetic Epidemiology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sweden Including Models of Contagious Transmission PHDL Seminar Series
Genetic Epidemiology of Drug and Alcohol Abuse in Sweden Including Models of Contagious Transmission
Mon 12/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Kenneth S. Kendler, MD, is Banks Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Human Genetics at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  He received his medical and psychiatric training at Stanford and Yale Universities, respectively.  Since 1983, he has been engaged in studies of the genetics of psychiatric and substance use disorders. He has utilized methods ranging from family studies, to large-sample population-based twin and adoption studies to molecular genetic studies including linkage, association, GWAS and whole genome sequence aimed at identifying specific genes that influence the vulnerability to schizophrenia, alcoholism, depression, personality disorders and nicotine dependence. He has published over 1,000 articles, has received a number of national and international awards for his work, is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and Editor of Psychological Medicine. Since 1996, he has served as Director of the Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 12/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Faculty Presentations: Jeanine M. Buchanich and Yongseok Park Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Faculty Presentations: Jeanine M. Buchanich and Yongseok Park
Thu 12/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/29/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dulal K. Bhaumik, University of Illinois at Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dulal K. Bhaumik, University of Illinois at Chicago
Thu 11/29/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Dulal K. Bhaumik, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, will present, “Statistical Methodologies for Neuroconnectivity Analysis Using Autistic fMRI Data”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 11/16/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: George Tseng and Eleanor Feingold Biostatistics Event
*OPEN TO ALL* Coffee and Collaboration Hour: George Tseng and Eleanor Feingold
Fri 11/16/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health


Biostatistics
Event
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Understanding factors that influence distribution of antibiotic resistance in human populations PHDL Seminar Series
Understanding factors that influence distribution of antibiotic resistance in human populations
Mon 11/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Derek MacFadden, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, will speak on antibiotic resistance as a growing public health threat and use is known to drive the distribution of antibiotic resistance.  He will review the evidence behind other potential contributing factors and the implications on the future burden.
Derek MacFadden, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, will speak on antibiotic resistance as a growing public health threat and use is known to drive the distribution of antibiotic resistance.  He will review the evidence behind other potential contributing factors and the implications on the future burden.Derek MacFadden, MD, Harvard School of Public Health, will speak on antibiotic resistance as a growing public health threat and use is known to drive the distribution of antibiotic resistance.  He will review the evidence behind other potential contributing factors and the implications on the future burden.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 11/12/2018 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Biostatistics Special Seminar: Yolanda Larriba, Universidad de Valladolid Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Special Seminar: Yolanda Larriba, Universidad de Valladolid
Mon 11/12/2018 10:30AM - 11:30AM
A521 Public Health

Yolanda Larriba, Universidad de Valladolid, will present, "ORI: A framework based on Order Restricted Inference to analyze data in chronobiology."


Biostatistics
Event
Thu 11/8/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hongzhe Lee, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Hongzhe Lee, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 11/8/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Hongzhe Lee, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Optimal Permutation Recovery and Estimation of Bacterial Growth Dynamics”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Jingyi (Jessica) Li, University of California, Los Angeles Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jingyi (Jessica) Li, University of California, Los Angeles
Thu 11/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jingyi (Jessica) Li, Department of Statistics and Department of Human Genetics, University of California, Los Angeles, will present, “Neyman-Pearson Classification Algorithms and NP Receiver Operating Characteristics”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 10/26/2018
Grand Rounds Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference PHDL Conference
Modeling Social Dynamics & Health Behavior Conference
Fri 10/26/2018
University Club - Ballroom A

Presented by Pitt Public Health's Center for Social Dynamics & Community Health and Public Health Dynamics Laboratory, and the Pitt Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Modeling Core, this conference will bring together national leaders from across the country to discuss the integration of modeling approaches into the field of behavioral and community health sciences. Through panel discussions and breakout sessions, attendees will learn about existing research, discuss associated challenges and opportunities, and chart a path forward for this emerging field. Registration is required; no cost.


PHDL
Conference
Thu 10/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dana L. Tudorascu, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dana L. Tudorascu, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 10/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Dana Tudorascu, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Technical Challenges in the Statistical Analysis of Neuroimaging Studies of Alzheimer's Disease”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy PHDL Conference
Pre-Conference Behavior Modeling Workshop - FRED (a Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dy
Thu 10/25/2018 12:00PM - 5:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

In this hands-on workshop, learn to use FRED (Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics), a flexible, agent-based modeling platform that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. Workshop participants will become familiar with the FRED platform, learn the basics of incorporating and simulating agent behavior in simulation models, and create and run their own behavioral models using FRED Web, an online interface in which FRED models can be designed, run, and analyzed.

FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, and is a tool for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing and changes in vaccination behavior.  Using census-based statistically representative synthetic populations, FRED captures the demographic and geographically heterogeneous characteristics of actual populations, including realistic neighborhood, household, school and workplace social networks.


PHDL
Conference
Fri 10/19/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
"NEW" School-wide Coffee and Collaboration Hour hosted by Biostatistics Biostatistics Event
"NEW" School-wide Coffee and Collaboration Hour hosted by Biostatistics
Fri 10/19/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
A521 Public Health

Join us for a Coffee and Collaboration Hour where interested faculty will have the opportunity to give a short, informal presentation to introduce their research program and problems. Open to all students and faculty.


Biostatistics
Event
Tue 10/9/2018 12:30PM - 1:30PM
UPMC HCC Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series Biostatistics Event
UPMC HCC Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series
Tue 10/9/2018 12:30PM - 1:30PM


Biostatistics Chair, Shyamal D. Peddada, will present "Factors influencing infant gut microbiota and their impact on growth and development" as UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's Basic Translational Research Seminar Series guest speaker (hosted by Daniel Normolle).  Location:  UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 5150 Centre Avenue, Cooper D Conference Room. 

Biostatistics
Event
Mon 10/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
The role of place in mental health for urban adolescents - Jeremy Mennis, Temple University PHDL Seminar Series
The role of place in mental health for urban adolescents - Jeremy Mennis, Temple University
Mon 10/8/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Jeremy Mennis is professor of Geography and Urban Studies at Temple University. His area of expertise is geographic information systems and science and its application to health and environment.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 10/4/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Peter X.K. Song, University of Michigan Biostatistics Seminar Series
Peter X.K. Song, University of Michigan
Thu 10/4/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Peter X.K. Song, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, will present, “HASS: Hybrid Algorithm for Subgroup Search via ADMM and EM Algorithms”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/27/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hyun Jung (HJ) Park, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Hyun Jung (HJ) Park, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 9/27/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Hyun Jung (HJ) Park, Department of Human Genetics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Insights into RNA Biology from Statistical Modeling for CancerTherapeutics”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/20/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics at the FDA - Jessica (Jeongsook) Kim, FDA Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics at the FDA - Jessica (Jeongsook) Kim, FDA
Thu 9/20/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Jessica Kim, Lead Mathematical Statistician, Food and Drug Administration, will present, “Biostatistics at the FDA”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/20/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
FRED: A versatile Framework for Modeling Infectious Diseases & Other Health Conditions, D. Sinclair PHDL Event
FRED: A versatile Framework for Modeling Infectious Diseases & Other Health Conditions, D. Sinclair
Thu 9/20/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Falk Library of the Health Sciences

PHDL post-doctoral researcher/programmer David Sinclair will present the first talk on the Health Sciences Library System's new "Spotlight Series: Software Developed @ Pitt." Sessions begin with a 30-minute presentation of tool development and use cases, followed by instruction on software access/installation, discussion of parameters, and hands-on practice. Registration is required. Location: Scaife Hall, Falk Library, Upper Floor Study Area.

Using statistically representative synthetic populations, FRED (A Framework for Reconstructing Epidemiological Dynamics) is a flexible system that can be used to model diverse situations, including infectious diseases, chronic conditions, demographic changes at the population level, and the effects of human behavior. FRED can be used to predict outcomes of an epidemic, such as epidemic curves and disease incidence, as well as for evaluating interventions, such as school closure, social distancing, and changes in vaccination behavior.

 



PHDL
Event
Mon 9/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Geostatistical prediction of water lead levels in Flint,MI: A multivariate approach-Pierre Goovaerts PHDL Seminar Series
Geostatistical prediction of water lead levels in Flint,MI: A multivariate approach-Pierre Goovaerts
Mon 9/10/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Pierre Goovaerts is Chief Scientist for the R&D company, BioMedware, Inc., where he conducts NIH-funded research on development of geostatistical methodology for the analysis of health and environmental data.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 9/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Joint Modeling of Multiple Time-to-Event Outcomes - Shanshan Zhao, NIH/NIEHS Biostatistics Seminar Series
Joint Modeling of Multiple Time-to-Event Outcomes - Shanshan Zhao, NIH/NIEHS
Thu 9/6/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This talk will focus on some recent development in this area, including a nonparametric and a semiparametric approach of estimating the joint survival function. These proposed methods have the ability to explore and estimate dependency between event times as well as to understand the relationship between dependency and risk factors. Simulation evaluations as well as an application to the Women’s Health Initiative’s hormone therapy trial will be presented.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Sat 7/28/2018 to Thu 8/2/2018
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2018, Vancouver, B.C. Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2018, Vancouver, B.C.
Sat 7/28/2018 to Thu 8/2/2018


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.

Biostatistics
Conference
Wed 7/18/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Christopher Keener - Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Christopher Keener - Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Wed 7/18/2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Christopher Keener of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Power and Sample Size Determination for Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/17/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Joanne Beer - Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Joanne Beer - Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso
Tue 7/17/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Joanne Beer of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Predicting Clinical Variables from Neuroimages Using Fused Sparse Group Lasso".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 6/14/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh
Thu 6/14/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics guest speaker, Jenna Carlson, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Population-Specific Reference Panels and Genetic Association Studies in Sāmoans."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Wed 5/30/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
John Pleis - Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
John Pleis - Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction
Wed 5/30/2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

John Pleis of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Mixtures of Discrete and Continuous Variables: Considerations for Dimension Reduction".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 5/29/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Zeda Li, City University of New York Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Zeda Li, City University of New York
Tue 5/29/2018 2:00PM - 3:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Zeda Li, Paul H. Chook Department of Information Systems and Statistics, City University of New York, will present, “Adaptive Bayesian Time-Frequency Analysis of Multivariate Time Series”.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 5/3/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Zhou Fang - Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhou Fang - Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies
Thu 5/3/2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Zhou "Ark" Fang of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Integration and Missing Data Handling in Multiple Omics Studies".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/19/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Dynamic functional clustering with applications to the MAPP Study-Wensheng Guo-UPenn Biostatistics Seminar Series
Dynamic functional clustering with applications to the MAPP Study-Wensheng Guo-UPenn
Thu 4/19/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Wensheng Guo, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Dynamic functional clustering with applications to Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Chronic Pelvic Pain (MAPP) study."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/19/2018 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Celebration of Student Achievements Biostatistics Event
Celebration of Student Achievements
Thu 4/19/2018 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)


Biostatistics
Event
Thu 4/12/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistical Methods for Wearable and Implantable Technology-Ciprian Crainiceanu-Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistical Methods for Wearable and Implantable Technology-Ciprian Crainiceanu-Johns Hopkins
Thu 4/12/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Ciprian Crainiceanu, Johns Hopkins University, will review some of the most used and useful sensors in Health Sciences and the ever expanding WIT (Wearable and Implantable Technology) analytic environment.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Developing a Platform for Monitoring Foodborne Illness and Unsafe Food - Elaine Nsoesie, PhD PHDL Seminar Series
Developing a Platform for Monitoring Foodborne Illness and Unsafe Food - Elaine Nsoesie, PhD
Mon 4/9/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Elaine Nsoesie from the University of Washington will cover the use of data from non-traditional data sources for foodborne illness and outbreak surveillance in cities across the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 4/5/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
A Logistic Regression Measurement Error Model For High-Dimensional Longitudinal Predictors Biostatistics Seminar Series
A Logistic Regression Measurement Error Model For High-Dimensional Longitudinal Predictors
Thu 4/5/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Seonjoo Lee, Columbia University, will present, "A Logistic regression measurement error model for high-dimensional longitudinal predictors."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta Biostatistics Conference
ENAR 2018 Spring Meeting - - Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Sun 3/25/2018 to Wed 3/28/2018


The premier biostatistical convention in North America, the ENAR Spring Meeting is the annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometrics Society (IBS). The meeting covers a wide range of topics of interest to both researchers and practitioners, such as data science, genomics clinical trials, neuroimaging, biomarkers, health policy, electronic health records and epidemiology. Faculty and students in the Department of Biostatistics regularly participate in short courses, tutorials and roundtables and give invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations.

 


Biostatistics
Conference
Wed 3/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Grand Rounds Computational Methods for Fostering a Healthy Community PHDL Panel Discussion
Computational Methods for Fostering a Healthy Community
Wed 3/21/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
O'Hara Student Center

This panel discussion is part of the University's "Year of the Healthy U".  Panelists include: Dr. Martin Nowak, Harvard, Dr. Gilles Clermont, Dr. John Grefenstette and Dr. Wilbert Van Panhuis, University of Pittsburgh.

PHDL
Panel Discussion
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Policy Modeling at the Intersection of Drug and Infectious Disease Epidemics - J. Goldhaber-Fiebert PHDL Seminar Series
Policy Modeling at the Intersection of Drug and Infectious Disease Epidemics - J. Goldhaber-Fiebert
Mon 3/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Dr. Jeremy Goldhaber-Fiebert, Stanford,  will describe and illustrate a microsimulation model which captures the use of opioids and stimulants, age-specific mixing and HIV, HCV and co-infection to represent various geographic settings in the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Fri 3/2/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Tianzhou Ma: Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies
Fri 3/2/2018 2:00PM - 4:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Tianzhou "Charles" Ma of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Differential Expression and Feature Selection in the Analysis of Multiple Omics Studies". 

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 3/2/2018 11:00AM - 2:30PM
Biostatistics Students Research Day Biostatistics Event
Biostatistics Students Research Day
Fri 3/2/2018 11:00AM - 2:30PM
1149 Public Health, Foster Conference Room

Biostatistics PhD students will present their 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting research to faculty and students.    

Biostatistics
Event
Thu 3/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests - Lucas Mentch Biostatistics Seminar Series
Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests - Lucas Mentch
Thu 3/1/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Lucas Mentch, University of Pittsburgh, Statistics, will present, "Inference and Variable Selection with Random Forests."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nonparametric Procedures for Testing Order Among Multivariate Distributions - Shyamal D. Peddada
Thu 2/15/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Shyamal D. Peddada, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Biostatistics, will present, "Nonparametric procedures for testing order among multivariate distributions."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Geospatial pattern analyses of drug poisoning deaths to inform substance use disorder research PHDL Seminar Series
Geospatial pattern analyses of drug poisoning deaths to inform substance use disorder research
Mon 2/12/2018 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Pitt Public Health




A521 Crabtree Hall
Dr. Kathleen Stewart, Director of the Center for Geospatial Information Science and Associate Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland, will discuss geospatial approaches used to reveal geographic patterns of drug poisoning deaths involving heroin and other illicit drugs in the U.S.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
David Gerard, University of Chicago Biostatistics Seminar Series
David Gerard, University of Chicago
Thu 1/25/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, David Gerard, University of Chicago, will present, " Better Genotyping for Polyploids."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University
Tue 1/23/2018 3:00PM - 4:00PM
A522 Public Health

Biostatistics guest speaker, Zhixiang Lin, Stanford University, will present, "Statistical methods for high-throughput genomic data."

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 1/18/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Michael Sohn, University of Pennsylvania, will present, "Statistical Methods in Microbiome Data Analysis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis" Biostatistics Seminar Series
Lu Tang, University of Michigan on "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis"
Tue 1/16/2018 2:30PM - 3:30PM


Biostatistics guest speaker, Lu Tang, University of Michigan, will present, "Fusion Learning in Integrative Data Analysis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/11/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Xiaoxiao Sun, Univ. of Georgia on Smoothing Parameters for large Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Xiaoxiao Sun, Univ. of Georgia on Smoothing Parameters for large Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models
Thu 1/11/2018 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics guest speaker, Xiaoxiao Sun, University of Georgia, will present, "Theory Informs Practice: Smoothing Parameters Selection for Smoothing Spline ANOVA Models in Large Samples."  


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Fri 12/8/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Yongli Shuai: Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yongli Shuai: Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored...
Fri 12/8/2017 11:30AM - 1:30PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Yongli Shuai of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Multinomial Logistic Regression and Prediction Accuracy for Interval-Censored Competing Risks Data".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Song Zhang: Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface
Wed 12/6/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Song Zhang of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Diagnostic Accuracy Analysis for Ordinal Competing Risks Outcomes Using ROC Surface".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo
Thu 11/16/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Michael Wallace, University of Waterloo, will present, "Dynamic treatment regimes and reward ignorant modelling".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Wen-Chi Wu, Merck
Thu 11/9/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Wen-Chi Wu, Merck & Co., Inc., will present, "Challenges and Prospect in the Drug Development – A Statistician’s Perspective."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Dong-Yun Kim, Georgetown University
Thu 11/2/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Dong-Yun Kim, PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University, will present, "Continuous Monitoring of Patient Accrual in Multi-center Clinical Trials".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Thu 10/26/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Ying Huang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, will present, "Inferential Procedures for the Use of Biomarkers in Treatment Selection".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/19/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Big Data, Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence (SCIENCE 2017) Biostatistics Panel Discussion
Big Data, Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence (SCIENCE 2017)
Thu 10/19/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Biostatistics department chair, SHYAMAL D. PEDDADA, will participate in SCIENCE 2017, on a panel discussion entitled, "Big Data, Machine Learning, Statistics, and Artificial Intelligence" - Spotlight Session 2.


Biostatistics
Panel Discussion
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Hongtu Zhu, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Thu 10/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Hongtu Zhu, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will present, “Statistical Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategies in Large-Scale Medical Studies”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Grand Rounds PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic PHDL Workshop
PHDL/CTSI Workshop on Modeling the Opioid Epidemic
Mon 10/2/2017 8:00AM - 5:00PM
University Club - Ballroom A

"Modeling the Opioid Epidemic: Insights and Potential Solutions from Computational Science" is a one-day, national workshop sponsored by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Public Health Dynamics Laboratory (PHDL) at the University of Pittsburgh. Experts in computational modeling, substance abuse, and addiction will discuss their research and best practices in response to the national opioid crisis. Presentations will examine the problem at different scales from the biological, to the individual human, to population-wide. A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided. Please register by September 18, 2017.

Grand Rounds credit will be given for attendance at one or more of the workshop sessions. Check CourseWeb for details. This event is offered for 8 CPH CE credits.


PHDL
Workshop
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: David Choi - Carnegie Mellon University
Thu 9/28/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, David Choi, Carnegie Mellon University, will present, "Estimation of Monotone Treatment Effects in Network Experiments".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Scott Bruce, Temple University
Thu 9/21/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Scott Bruce, of Temple University, will present, "Conditional Adaptive Spectral Analysis of Nonstationary Biomedical Time Series"

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health
Thu 9/14/2017 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar guest speaker, Shuangge Steven Ma, PhD, Yale School of Public Health, will present, "Integrating multidimensional omics data for cancer prognosis."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
Sara Del Valle- "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 9/11/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

This talk will discuss a framework that combines clinical surveillance data with social Internet data and mathematical models to provide probabilistic forecasts of disease incidence and will demonstrate the value of Internet data and the real-time utility of epidemiological modeling approaches.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhaowen Sun: Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction
Tue 8/8/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Zhaowen Sun of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Power and Sample Size Determinations in Dynamic Risk Prediction".


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD Biostatistics Conference
Joint Statistical Meetings - - JSM 2017, Baltimore, MD
Sat 7/29/2017 to Thu 8/3/2017


The Joint Statistical Meetings, known simply as "JSM", is the largest gathering of statisticians held annually in North American. Faculty and student presenters from the  Department of Biostatistics regularly participate giving invited talks, contributed talks, and poster presentations. Our students often receive top awards and participate in the affiliated career marketplace at the event.

Biostatistics
Conference
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yi Liu: Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and...
Fri 7/28/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Yi Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Novel Test Procedures for Large-scale Bivariate Time-to-event Data on Single and Gene-based Markers, with an Application to a Genetic Study of AMD Progression"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yimeng Liu: Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates
Tue 7/18/2017 10:30AM - 1:00PM
A522 Public Health

Alice Liu of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Efficient Estimation of the Quantile Residual Lifetime Using Auxiliary Covariates"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Judah Abberbock: Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
Mon 7/17/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Judah Abberbock of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Usage of Surrogate Endpoints in the Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine PHDL Lecture
R. Scott Braithwaite, MD, MSc, Professor of Medicine and Population Health, NYU School of Medicine
Mon 6/5/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

"Computer simulation to inform multi-level intervention design for HIV+ persons with alcohol use disorders in Maharashtra, India".

PHDL
Lecture
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference Biostatistics Event
3rd Annual Statistical Methods in Imaging Conference
Wed 5/31/2017 to Fri 6/2/2017
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This conference is a unique event where statisticians who analyze and develop new tools for analyzing imaging data can come together to learn about emerging methodologies for working with imaging data and interact with researchers collecting novel imaging data. Topics include: Brain Connectivity, Imaging Genetics, Biological Imaging. Lecture series in: MRI, fMRI and Image Analysis Using R

Registration deadline has been extended to April 30, 2017. Click for more information or contact a.haydo@pitt.edu.


Biostatistics
Event
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Abraham Apfel: "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"
Fri 5/5/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Abraham Apfel of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "A Stability Analysis of Sparse K-means"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Chien-Wei Lin: "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"
Fri 4/14/2017 3:00PM - 5:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Chien-Wei Lin of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Power calculation and study design in RNA-Seq and Methyl-Seq"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards Biostatistics Seminar Series
Kaleab Z. Abebe, University of Pittsburgh & BIOSTAT Student Awards
Thu 4/13/2017 3:00PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Kaleab Abebe, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, "Carving out a niche in clinical trials as a collaborating (bio)statistician."

NOTE:  Biostatistics Student Awards Ceremony will be conducted before the seminar – ceremony starts at 3 pm.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in..." Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Yuvika Paliwal: "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in..."
Thu 4/13/2017 10:00AM - 12:00PM
4140 Public Health, Young Seminar Room

Yuvika Paliwal of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Generalized Linear Mixed Models for Analysis of Cross-correlated Binary Data in Multi-reader Studies of Diagnostic Imaging"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Shannon Woolley: "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"
Mon 4/10/2017 2:00PM - 4:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room

Shannon Woolley of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Tests for Random Signs Censoring in Competing Risks"


Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies" PHDL Seminar Series
Ahmed Bayoumi, MD, MSc: "Supervised Injection Facilities: From Models to Policies"
Mon 4/10/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

A supervised consumption site is a legally sanctioned health facility that offers a hygienic environment where people can use illicit drugs under the supervision of trained staff.  Although over 90 facilities have been implemented internationally to date, only two have been established in North America, both in Vancouver.  There is renewed interest across Canada and the US in supervised injection given the current marked rise in opioid overdoses and related deaths.  This talk will include discussion of how the intersection of evidence, research and policy moved the discussion of supervised injection in Toronto from a controversial idea to a widely supported policy recommendation with anticipated approval within the next few weeks.  This talk will focus on how modeling can inform decisions about uncertain and controversial interventions and thoughts about conducting policy-relevant research that is controversial and value-laden.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ali Shojaie, University of Washington - Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models
Thu 4/6/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ali Shojaie, PhD, Associate Professor, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Washington, will present, “Flexibility in High Dimensions: Sparse Additive Models with Adaptive Truncation via a Convex Hierarchical Penalty”.



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Lauren Balmert: "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan"
Wed 4/5/2017 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A216 Public Health

Lauren Balmert of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Nonparametric and Semiparametric Inference on Quantile Lost Lifespan"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Martin Lindquist, Johns Hopkins - High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation...
Thu 3/30/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Martin A. Lindquist, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University, will present, “High-dimensional Multivariate Mediation with Application to Neuroimaging Data”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Zhiguang Huo: "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"
Thu 3/30/2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
7139 Public Health, Peterson Seminar Room


Zhiguang Huo of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Statistical Integrative Omics Methods for Disease Subtype Discovery"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 3/20/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Jenna C. Carlson: "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies" Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Jenna C. Carlson: "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies"
Mon 3/20/2017 9:00AM - 11:00AM
A522 Public Health

Jenna C. Carlson of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Methods for Family-Based Designs in Genetic Epidemiology Studies"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
CANCELLED Sara Del Valle: "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models" PHDL Seminar Series
CANCELLED Sara Del Valle: "Real-Time Social Internet Data to Guide Disease Forecasting Models"
Mon 3/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

CANCELLED: Sara Del Valle, PhD, is a scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Her research focuses on using mathematical and computational approaches to improve our understanding of human behavior and its impact on disease spread. Most recently, she has been investigating the role of Internet data on monitoring
and forecasting disease spread and disease-related behaviors.


PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Rebecca Hubbard, Penn - Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care ...
Thu 3/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Rebecca Hubbard, PhD,  Associate Professor Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, will present, “Using Electronic Health Records to Advance Research on the Cancer Care Continuum”.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Ilya Lipkovich, QuintilesIMS - Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized...
Thu 2/16/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Ilya Lipkovich, PhD, Advisory Services, QuintilesIMS, will present, “Methods of biomarker and subgroup identification for personalized medicine.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications" PHDL Seminar Series
Kathleen Carley- "Dynamic Network Analysis and Its Health Applications"
Mon 2/13/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Network analysis supports the assessment of power and influence within and between groups, and identification of key actors and ideas.  In dynamic network analysis, this is extended to look at changes over time and space in these networks.  In this talk, the nature of dynamic network analysis is described as are the challenges to this form of analysis posed by massive data.  A set of application problems from the health area or relevant to health data is used for illustration.

 



PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials Biostatistics Seminar Series
Thomas Fleming, University of Washington -Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials
Thu 2/9/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Thomas R. Fleming, PhD, Professor, Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington, will present, “Biomarkers and surrogate endpoints in clinical trials.”



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Amita Manatunga, Emory - A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data...
Thu 2/2/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Amita Manatunga, Emory University, will present, “A Modeling Approach for Predicting Disease Status Using Functional Data in the Absence of a Gold Standard.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out Biostatistics Seminar Series
Abdus S. Wahed, PITT Biostat - Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out
Thu 1/26/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Abdus S. Wahed, Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, will present, “Inference for Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Out.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/19/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Bin Nan, Univ. of Michigan - Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Bin Nan, Univ. of Michigan - Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model...
Thu 1/19/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Bin Nan, University of Michigan, will present, "Fast Estimation of Regression Parameters in a Broken-Stick Model for Longitudinal Data.”

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/12/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Shyamal D. Peddada, NIH/NIEHS - Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data: ... Biostatistics Seminar Series
Shyamal D. Peddada, NIH/NIEHS - Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data: ...
Thu 1/12/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Shyamal D. Peddada of Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS, NIH), will present, " Some challenges in the analysis of microbiome data:  Old wine in a new bottle with a twist!"


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 1/10/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Yi Li, University of Michigan - Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities Biostatistics Seminar Series
Yi Li, University of Michigan - Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities
Tue 1/10/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

Biostatistics Seminar speaker, Dr. Yi Li, Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, will present, "Modeling Big Biomedical Data: Challenges and Opportunities."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 1/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Michael Johansson- "Advancing the Science and Application of Epidemic Forecasting" PHDL Seminar Series
Michael Johansson- "Advancing the Science and Application of Epidemic Forecasting"
Mon 1/9/2017 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Dr. Johansson will discuss ways to close the gap on integration of modeling into the public health decision making process.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 1/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Nicole Lazar - Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data Biostatistics Seminar Series
Nicole Lazar - Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data
Thu 1/5/2017 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Nicole Lazar, Department of Statistics, University of Georgia, presenting, "Topological Data Analysis for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 12/12/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Saumyadipta Pyne- Topic TBA PHDL Seminar Series
Saumyadipta Pyne- Topic TBA
Mon 12/12/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Topic TBA.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Fri 12/2/2016 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Andrew Potter: Multiscale Multivariate Functional Principal Component Analysis with an Application.. Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Andrew Potter: Multiscale Multivariate Functional Principal Component Analysis with an Application..
Fri 12/2/2016 11:00AM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Andrew Potter of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation “Multiscale Multivariate Functional Principal Component Analysis with an Application to Multivariate Longitudinal Cardiac Signals”

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 12/1/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
BIOSTAT Student Speakers - Joanne Beeer and Si-Fang (Sunny) Zhao Biostatistics Seminar Series
BIOSTAT Student Speakers - Joanne Beeer and Si-Fang (Sunny) Zhao
Thu 12/1/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature BIOSTAT students, Joanne Beer and Si-Fang (Sunny) Zhao.

 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/17/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Jong H. Jeong, Pitt - A new summary measure for censored time-to-event data: Quantile Life Lost Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jong H. Jeong, Pitt - A new summary measure for censored time-to-event data: Quantile Life Lost
Thu 11/17/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Jong H. Jeong, Professor and Interim Chair, department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 11/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Martina Morris, Modeling Epidemics on Networks PHDL Seminar Series
Martina Morris, Modeling Epidemics on Networks
Mon 11/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

This lecture will introduce the Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs) framework and the extensions most
relevant for epidemic modeling, with examples of current applied modeling projects.



PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 11/10/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Sujit K. Ghosh, NCSU - Nonparametric regression models for right-censored data: Beyond proportional Biostatistics Seminar Series
Sujit K. Ghosh, NCSU - Nonparametric regression models for right-censored data: Beyond proportional
Thu 11/10/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar speaker Dr. Sujit K. Ghosh, NCSU Statistics Department, will present, "Nonparametric regression models for right-censored data: Beyond proportional hazards".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 11/3/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Joel B. Greenhouse, Carnegie Mellon University - Statistical Thinking and Public Health Biostatistics Seminar Series
Joel B. Greenhouse, Carnegie Mellon University - Statistical Thinking and Public Health
Thu 11/3/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Joel B. Greenhouse, Professor of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University who will present his talk, "Statistical Thinking and Public Health".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 10/27/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Eli Lilly & Company - Industry Talk Biostatistics Seminar Series
Eli Lilly & Company - Industry Talk
Thu 10/27/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Lei Shen, Research Advisor, Global Statistical Sciences and Advanced Analytics, Eli Lilly & Company.  His seminar is titled “Subgroup Identification for the Development of
Tailored Therapeutics ".


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 10/24/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
John Brownstein, PhD - Digital Disease Detection PHDL Seminar Series
John Brownstein, PhD - Digital Disease Detection
Mon 10/24/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A425 Public Health

Dr. Brownstein will discuss the current capabilities and future directions in the use of the non-traditional data sources for public health surveillance and rapid detection of emerging infectious diseases.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 10/13/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Hongyu Zhao - Spatial Temporal Modeling of Gene Expression Dynamics During Brain Development Biostatistics Seminar Series
Hongyu Zhao - Spatial Temporal Modeling of Gene Expression Dynamics During Brain Development
Thu 10/13/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Hongyu Zhao, PhD, Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics), of Genetics and of Statistics, Yale School of Public Health, talking on "Spatial Temporal Modeling of Gene Expression Dynamics During Brain Development".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/29/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Miguel Hernan - Using Big Data to Emulate a Target Trial When a Randomized Trial Is Not Available Biostatistics Seminar Series
Miguel Hernan - Using Big Data to Emulate a Target Trial When a Randomized Trial Is Not Available
Thu 9/29/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's Biostatistics Seminar will feature Miguel Hernan, professor at Harvard School of Public Health, talking on "Using Big Data to Emulate a Target Trial When a Randomized Trial Is Not Available".

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 9/22/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Donglin Zeng - Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomization Trials with Enrichment Design Biostatistics Seminar Series
Donglin Zeng - Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomization Trials with Enrichment Design
Thu 9/22/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's weekly Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Donglin Zeng, professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, and the co-director of the Carolina Survey Research Laboratory, speaking on Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomization Trials with Enrichment Design.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 9/20/2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Andrew Topp: Doubly Robust Estimation in Two-stage Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Andrew Topp: Doubly Robust Estimation in Two-stage Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of...
Tue 9/20/2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A216 Public Health

Andrew Topp of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Doubly Robust Estimation in Two-stage Dynamic Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-out" 

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 9/15/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Daniel J. Schaid - Genetic analysis of multiple correlated traits (genetic pleiotropy) Biostatistics Seminar Series
Daniel J. Schaid - Genetic analysis of multiple correlated traits (genetic pleiotropy)
Thu 9/15/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's weekly Biostatistics Seminar will feature Dr. Daniel J. Schaid, Professor of Biostatistics, Health Sciences Research and Medical Genetics, Mayo Clinic, speaking on Genetic analysis of multiple correlated traits (genetic pleiotropy).


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 9/12/2016 3:00PM - 4:30PM
NIH BD2K Career Grant Opportunities PHDL Event
NIH BD2K Career Grant Opportunities
Mon 9/12/2016 3:00PM - 4:30PM
A521 Public Health

This Q&A session with Michelle Dunn, PhD, is open to all interested doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers and junior faculty.  Dr. Dunn will address Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) career grant opportunities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

PHDL
Event
Mon 9/12/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Grand Rounds Michelle Dunn, PhD, "Data Science and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K): A View from the NIH" PHDL Seminar Series
Michelle Dunn, PhD, "Data Science and Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K): A View from the NIH"
Mon 9/12/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
University Club

Conference Room A. Michelle Dunn, PhD, is senior advisor of data science training, diversity, and outreach in the office of the associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Dunn will talk about the development of this new data science program at the NIH and how it has evolved in response to data science in the broader scientific community.  Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative sponsors research and career development in biomedical big data.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 9/8/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC - Director of Career Services, Student Affairs Biostatistics Seminar Series
Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC - Director of Career Services, Student Affairs
Thu 9/8/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Auditorium (G23)

This week's weekly Biostatistics Seminar will feature Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC, Director of Career Services, Student Affairs who will present valuable information related to our department's Professionalism Seminar.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Tue 7/12/2016 9:30AM - 11:30AM
Ying Shan: Statistical Methods for Genetic Risk Confidence Intervals, Bayesian Disease Risk... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Ying Shan: Statistical Methods for Genetic Risk Confidence Intervals, Bayesian Disease Risk...
Tue 7/12/2016 9:30AM - 11:30AM
A425 Public Health

Ying Shan of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Statistical Methods for Genetic Risk Confidence Intervals, Bayesian Disease Risk Prediction, and Estimating Mutation Screen Saturation"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Fri 5/20/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
Jia-Yuh Chen: Joint Modeling of Bivariate Longitudinal and Bivariate Survival Data in Spouse Pairs Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Jia-Yuh Chen: Joint Modeling of Bivariate Longitudinal and Bivariate Survival Data in Spouse Pairs
Fri 5/20/2016 9:00AM - 11:00AM
A425 Public Health

Jia-Yuh Chen of the Department of Biostatistics defends her dissertation on "Joint Modeling of Bivariate Longitudinal and Bivariate Survival Data in Spouse Pairs"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Wed 5/4/2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Geoffrey Johnson: Quality-adjusted Q-learning & Conditional Structural Mean Models for... Biostatistics Dissertation Defense
Geoffrey Johnson: Quality-adjusted Q-learning & Conditional Structural Mean Models for...
Wed 5/4/2016 12:00PM - 2:00PM
A425 Public Health

Geoffrey Johnson of the Department of Biostatistics defends his dissertation on "Quality Adjusted Q-learning and Conditional Structural Mean Models for Optimizing Dynamic Treatment Regimes"

Biostatistics
Dissertation Defense
Thu 4/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Min Qian - Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes for Binary Outcome with Partially SMART data Biostatistics Seminar Series
Min Qian - Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes for Binary Outcome with Partially SMART data
Thu 4/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Min Qian of Columbia University presents on "Constructing Dynamic Treatment Regimes for Binary Outcome with Partially SMART data."

This week's seminar will be preceeded at 3 p.m by the BIOSTAT Student Awards presentation.

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/21/2016 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Student Awards presentation Biostatistics Event
Student Awards presentation
Thu 4/21/2016 3:00PM - 3:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

This week's Biostatistics seminar will be preceded at 3 p.m by the BIOSTAT Student Awards presentation.

Biostatistics
Event
Thu 4/14/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Richard J. Cook - Analysis of progression-free survival, overall survival & markers in cancer trials Biostatistics Seminar Series
Richard J. Cook - Analysis of progression-free survival, overall survival & markers in cancer trials
Thu 4/14/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

 

Cancer clinical trials are routinely designed on the basis of event-free survival time where the event of interest may represent a complication, metastasis, relapse, or progression. Richard J. Cook of the University of Waterloo addresses a number of statistical issues arising from the use of such endpoints including the interpretation of results based on composite endpoints, the consequences of naïve analysis of event times subject to dual censoring schemes, and the causal interpretation of treatment effects. Related issues in the analysis of longitudinal and survival data will also be highlighted.

 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 4/11/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Elizabeth Bruch - Modeling Mate Choice and the Structure of Dating Markets PHDL Lecture
Elizabeth Bruch - Modeling Mate Choice and the Structure of Dating Markets
Mon 4/11/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Elizabeth Bruch, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, will discuss strategies people use to find mates, and how those strategies collectively determine who pairs with whom—and who ends up alone.

PHDL
Lecture
Thu 4/7/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Shili Lin Biostatistics Seminar Series
Shili Lin
Thu 4/7/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Shili Lin, PhD, The Ohio State University, presents, "Addressing the Correlated Feature in Sequencing-Based DNA Methylation Data for Detection of Differentially Methylated Region"

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 4/7/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Shili Lin, Ohio State University Biostatistics Seminar Series
Shili Lin, Ohio State University
Thu 4/7/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

4/7/2016
Shili Lin, PhD
Ohio State University

Thursdays  |  3:30 pm  |   A115 Crabtree Hall 

 

Visit publichealth.pitt.edu/calendar or 
publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics-seminars  for details.

 



Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/31/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
(Bio)statistics Faculty Speaker Panel Biostatistics Seminar Series
(Bio)statistics Faculty Speaker Panel
Thu 3/31/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

This special seminar features three presentations by faculty members from several departments.

  • Dr. Douglas Landsittel (Professor, Medicine, Biostatistics and Clinical and Translational Science): “Causal inference, propensity scores and patient-centered outcomes research”
  • Dr. Kehui Chen (Assistant Professor, Statistics and Psychiatry) will discuss some of her work on network community detection problems. 
  • Dr. Ying Ding (Assistant Professor, Biostatistics): “A Journey to Statistical Science: Overview of my Recent and Ongoing Research Projects”

Presented by the ASA Student Chapter with support from the Department of Biostatistics. Free cookies, coffee, and tea will be provided!  Please see the flyer for more detailed information.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/24/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Bin Nan, University of Michigan - Regression with Covariate Subject to Limit of Detection Biostatistics Seminar Series
Bin Nan, University of Michigan - Regression with Covariate Subject to Limit of Detection
Thu 3/24/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

 

Bin Nan, PhD, Dept. of Biostatistics, University of Michigan, will present, " Regression with Covariate Subject to Limit of Detection." 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 3/24/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Curry Lunch Biostatistics Event
Curry Lunch
Thu 3/24/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Public Health Fifth Avenue Lobby (Ground Floor)

We will be serving a hot lunch (a vegetable curry with an optional add-on of chicken) in the Parran Hall lobby on Thursday, March 24th, from noon to 1pm. The cost is $5 - $7. All proceeds go to the American Statistical Association Student Chapter of Pittsburgh. 

Biostatistics
Event
Thu 3/17/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Jenna Colavincenzo Carlson - Methods for family-based designs in genetic studies of orofacial clefti Biostatistics Seminar Series
Jenna Colavincenzo Carlson - Methods for family-based designs in genetic studies of orofacial clefti
Thu 3/17/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Public Health Lecture Hall (A115)

Jenna Colavincenzo Carlson, University of Pittsburgh, Department of Biostatistics presents, "Methods for family-based designs in genetic studies of orofacial clefting"

Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 3/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Cecile Viboud (Fogarty Int'l Center, NIH) - Transmission Dynamics and Disease Burden of Influenza PHDL Seminar Series
Cecile Viboud (Fogarty Int'l Center, NIH) - Transmission Dynamics and Disease Burden of Influenza
Mon 3/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

There are important gaps in our understanding of the global burden and spatial transmission dynamics of influenza. Based on retrospective analysis of a variety of epidemic and pandemic seasons in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Dr. Viboud will discuss how disease burden may vary with geography due to differences in seasonality, underlying socio-economic conditions, and co-circulation of other respiratory and non-respiratory pathogens. She will present recent modeling work on the spatial transmission of epidemic and pandemic viruses and the association with demographic factors and human mobility. If time permits, she will highlight key findings of a recent infectious disease forecasting challenge led by Fogarty/NIH in the context of the Ebola response, which has just concluded.

PHDL
Seminar Series
Mon 3/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Cecile Viboud - Transmission Dynamics and Disease Burden of Influenza PHDL Seminar Series
Cecile Viboud - Transmission Dynamics and Disease Burden of Influenza
Mon 3/14/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

There are important gaps in our understanding of the global burden and spatial transmission dynamics of influenza. Based on retrospective analysis of a variety of epidemic and pandemic seasons in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Dr. Viboud will discuss how disease burden may vary with geography due to differences in seasonality, underlying socio-economic conditions, and co-circulation of other respiratory and non-respiratory pathogens. She will present recent modeling work on the spatial transmission of epidemic and pandemic viruses and the association with demographic factors and human mobility. If time permits, she will highlight key findings of a recent infectious disease forecasting challenge led by Fogarty/NIH in the context of the Ebola response, which has just concluded. 

Cecile Viboud, PhD, Division of International Epidemiology and Population Studies, Fogarty International Center, NIH. 


PHDL
Seminar Series
Thu 2/25/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 2/25/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Russell (Taki) Shinohara will present.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/25/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Russell Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Russell Shinohara, University of Pennsylvania
Thu 2/25/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree Hall

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publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics-seminars  for details.


Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

2/25/2016
RUSSELL (TAKI)  SHINOHARA, PHD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics in Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology 
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

"DEVELOPING TISSUE DAMAGE AND REPAIR BIOMARKERS FROM CONVENTIONAL MAGNETIC RESONANCE NEUROIMAGING"

While conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is measured in arbitrary intensity units, much work has centered on the development of normalization procedures. In this talk, we propose a simple, fast, and robust statistical normalization method which does not require prior segmentation of a reference tissue. This technique allows us to measure changes across the brain using conventional MRI in interpretable statistical units, providing a promising new tool for large multi-center studies and clinical practice in which conventional MRI are used routinely. We then propose methods for the identification of multiple sclerosis (MS) white matter lesions both cross-sectionally and longitudinally at the population level using these statistically normalized images which are now quantitative. Finally, we examine the prospect of quantifying disease activity and tissue damage using our statistical quantitative MRI, derived solely from widely available conventional MRI, compared to contrast-enhanced and advanced quantitative MRI modalities. Our preliminary results indicate that statistical quantitative MRI is significantly less costly, less invasive, and yet may provide more precise and sensitive biomarkers for disease-related changes in MS on MRI. 

DocumentSeminar Flyer - Taki Shinohara.pdf


Thursdays  |  3:30 pm  |   A115 Crabtree Hall 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/11/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar: Joan J. Anson - Professionalism & Interviewing Skills Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar: Joan J. Anson - Professionalism & Interviewing Skills
Thu 2/11/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree Hall

Learn how preparation and presentation help to ensure better performance during those all-important interviews whether they be for internships, fellowships or full-time positions. 

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publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics-seminars  for details.








 


Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

 Joan J. Anson, MS ED, PC - Professionalism Seminar - Interviewing Skills

Learn how preparation and presentation help to ensure better performance during those all-important interviews whether they be for internships, fellowships or full-time positions. 

Thursdays  |  3:30 pm  |   A115 Crabtree Hall 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 2/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Martin Meltzer, CDC - Simple Models for Public Health Decision Making During a Response PHDL Lecture
Martin Meltzer, CDC - Simple Models for Public Health Decision Making During a Response
Mon 2/8/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

The value of simple models, rapidly built with available data, to aid decision makers during response to catastrophic infectious disease events will be demonstrated through 4 models: 1) Estimating, in near real-time, the impact of the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic; 2) Modeling input to aid the decision regarding the production of H3N2v monovalent vaccine; 3) Estimating impact of proposed vaccination for a hypothetical H5N2 influenza pandemic (exercise); and 4) A Risk-Benefit analysis of different options for testing and treating asymptomatic patients potentially infected with contaminated steroid product. These examples will be used to illustrate some basic concepts that must guide modelers as they interact with public health decision makers during responses.


PHDL
Lecture
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Marnie Bertolet, PhD Pitt Public Health Assistant Professor of Epidemiology; the Clinical and Translational Science Institute; and Biostatistics Thursday, February 4, 2016 3:30 pm, A115 Crabtree Hall Response-Adaptive Trials: The Reality can be Messy Abstract. The Statins for Pulmonary and Cardiac Complications of Chronic HIV (SPARC) pilot clinical trial utilized a drop-the-loser urn response-adaptive design to allow participants higher probability of being randomized to the more effective study arm. A number of real-life complications made this design challenging including: 1) The use of a surrogate outcome measured at week 4 to adapt the randomization probabilities; 2) Some randomizations that occurred prior to the determination of all the previous participants’ surrogate outcomes; and 3) Participants with visits outside the window for the surrogate outcome measure. The theory for these designs assumes that the adaptive randomization is based on the final outcome. This provides two additional challenges: 1) SPARC has multiple final outcomes five months after the surrogate is measured; and 2) The surrogate was not so strongly related to the outcome as expected. Dr. Bertolet will describe how these challenges were addressed and the impacts on the implementation, analysis and results of the SPARC trial. 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Marnie Bertolet will present.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostats Seminar Series Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostats Seminar Series
Thu 2/4/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree Hall

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ABSTRACT:  to come




Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

TBD
 
Thursdays  |  3:30 pm  |   A115 Crabtree Hall 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Joan Anson will present.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Joan J. Anson, MS ED, PC - Professionalism Seminar - Cover Letters 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostats Seminar Speaker: Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostats Seminar Speaker: Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC
Thu 1/28/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree Hall

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publichealth.pitt.edu/biostatistics-seminars  for details.



ABSTRACT:  to come




Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

Joan J. Anson, MS Ed, PC
University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Public Health

 
Thursdays  |  3:30 pm  |   A115 Crabtree Hall 


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Meredith Wallace will present.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree

Meredith L. Wallace, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Psychiatry, will present, "Variable Selection for Skewed Model-Based Clustering: Revealing Novel Sleep Phenotype."


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM
Biostats Seminar Speaker: Meredith L. Wallace, Pitt Psychiatry Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostats Seminar Speaker: Meredith L. Wallace, Pitt Psychiatry
Thu 1/21/2016 3:30PM - 4:30PM


A115 Crabtree Hall

Meredith L. Wallace of Pitt's Department of Psychiatry presents a talk entitled "Variable Selection for Skewed Model-Based Clustering: Revealing Novel Sleep Phenotype" as part of the Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series.  

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Variable Selection for Skewed Model-Based Clustering: Revealing Novel Sleep Phenotype

ABSTRACT:  In sleep research, applying mixture models to sleep characteristics captured through multiple data types, including self-reported sleep diary, a wrist monitor capturing nighttime movement (actigraphy), and brain waves (polysomnography), may suggest new phenotypes that reflect actual disease mechanisms rather than self-reported symptoms. However, a direct mixture model application is challenging because: 1) there are many sleep characteristics from which to choose, 2) sleep measures are often highly skewed, even in homogenous samples, and 3) solutions that are interesting clinically often incorporate all three data types. Dr. Wallace will discuss her novel variable selection method that is based on the restricted multivariate skew-normal distribution and which suggests multiple statistically plausible solutions incorporating all data types. She will demonstrate her proposed methods using a sample of older adults and reveal novel sleep phenotypes to help researchers generate hypotheses regarding pathophysiological mechanisms and new personalized treatments to be developed.


Biostatistics 2016 Spring Seminar Speaker Series presents

Meredith L. Wallace, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh
 
Thursday, January 21, 2016
3:30 pm, A115 Crabtree Hall


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Thu 1/14/2016 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Biostatistics Seminar Biostatistics Seminar Series
Biostatistics Seminar
Thu 1/14/2016 3:30PM - 5:00PM


A115 Crabtree

Joan Anson will present.


Biostatistics
Seminar Series
Mon 1/11/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Sourya Shresthra, JHU - Characterizing the Role of Influenza in the Epidemiology of Peneumonia PHDL Lecture
Sourya Shresthra, JHU - Characterizing the Role of Influenza in the Epidemiology of Peneumonia
Mon 1/11/2016 12:00PM - 1:00PM
A521 Public Health

Sourya Shresthra of the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health will present a noon seminar entitled "Characterizing the Role of Influenza in the Epidemiology of Pneumonia.

 

 

 

 


Interactions arising from sequential viral and bacterial infections may play important roles in the epidemiological outcome of many respiratory pathogens. Influenza virus has been implicated in the pathogenesis of several respiratory bacterial pathogens commonly associated with pneumonia. However, studies focusing on different scales of resolution have painted an inconsistent picture. Individual-scale animal experiments have unequivocally demonstrated an association, whereas the support in population-level epidemiological studies remains variable and unclear. We use multiple sources of epidemiological data which vary in the time periods they cover and the scales at which they are collected, and a mechanistic transmission model, both within a likelihood-based inference framework to characterize the nature, timing, and magnitude of this interaction. We find support for a strong but short-lived interaction, with influenza infection increasing susceptibility to pneumococcal (and other bacterial) pneumonia by ~100-fold, in line with our understanding from animal challenge experiments. The population-level impact of such an interaction can be modest during non-pandemic seasonal influenza periods (which may in turn make it difficult to detect), but can be substantially larger during pandemic periods (and also more detectable). We argue that these seemingly inconsistent observations at different scales can be explained by this proposed interaction: a strong but short-lived susceptibility enhancement of pneumonia following influenza.


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