Biostatistics News

Kudos for Faculty Member Book

Statistical Inference on Residual Life (Springer, 2014) by Dr. Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Professor and Vice Chair of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, received great reviews in the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics, and Biometrics. Read more at   

An Interview with Professor Rod Little

Dr. Gong Tang, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh, interviews Professor Rod Little, a renowned statistician and an expert in missing data analysis, on his career in statistics. The conversation has been published in  AmStat News .  

Dr. Gong Tang presents research in National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS)

Dr. Gong Tang presents in Workshop: Non-ignorable Nonresponse at National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS). His title is “ A Modified Expectation-Maximization Algorithm for Analysis of Data with Missing Values ”. 

Prof. Sally Morton publishes on Comparative Effectiveness Research

Sally C. Morton, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh, Vice Chair, IOM Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effectiveness Research published a review article entitled “ Comparative Effectiveness Research The Institute of Medicine Standards for Systematic Reviews: 4 Years Later ”.  (    

2014 Legacy Laureate Diane Peterson on “Taking the Lead” (video)

While visiting Pitt to receive the University's 2014 Legacy Laureate award, Houston-based alumna Diane Peterson (HPM ’75) spoke with biostatistics chair Sally Morton. Her talk, entitled “Taking the Lead,” served as the kickoff event of this year’s Pitt Public Health’s One Book, One Community initiative. The  Legacy Laureate award  honors Pitt alumni who demonstrate the pinnacle of achievement in professional and civic leadership.  

American Statistical Association Presents Prestigious Founders Award To Pitt Public Health Professor

The American Statistical Association  (ASA)  presented the association’s prestigious Founders Award to Sally C. Morton , Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  

Pitt Opens Evidence-Based Policy Center; Releases Major Report on Health Needs of Aging America

The University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute today launched the Stern Center for Evidence-Based Policy and released its first report, “Addressing the Health Needs of an Aging America.” 

A Rare Achievement: Pitt Public Health Biostatistician Named Fellow of Top Statistical Organization

Abdus Wahed, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, has been named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). 

Obuchowski, Recipient of Alumni Award for Research

Nancy Obuchowski (BIOST '87, '91) was honored with the Award for Research on May 29, 2015, at the annual Alumni Awards dinner.  

Biostatistics Student Wins National Award

Xiaotian (Steven) Gao, a Masters student in the Department of Biostatistics at Pitt Public Health is the 2015 and inaugural winner of the Lingzi Liu memorial award.   

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