Pitt Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older. Supported by the National Eye Institute, part of the NIH, the findings may help improve our understanding of the biological processes that lead to AMD and i...
The University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health recruited hundreds of local participants and analyzed data for an international study that has significantly expanded the number of genetic factors known to play a role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss among people age 50 and older.
Faculty member Dr. Jeanine Buchanich was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about the increase in drug overdoses in Pennsylvania.
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 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/biom.12321/full.
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 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 ”.
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 ”. (http://growthevidence.com/growth-commentaries/)
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.
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.
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.”