Biostatistics Research Day

We are happy to announce that the 3rd Annual Pitt Biostatistics Research Day will be held on Thursday, March 4, 11:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Department of Biostatistics has made the decision to offer the event virtually this year! 
View the Research Day program for more details and student abstracts.

Kelley Kidwell, PhD (BIOST ’12) will join us virtually as our alumni speaker. Kidwell is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health. She was recently honored as a 2020 Delta Omega Initiate.

Biostatistics Research Day is an annual departmental event that showcases student research and promotes interdisciplinary research among graduate students and faculty in public health. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain experience presenting their research on statistical methods or applications, receiving feedback, and building connections with faculty and alumni. 


11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Opening Remarks

Jong Jeong, Professor and Interim Chair
Maureen Lichtveld, Dean, Graduate School of Public Health

11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Student Presentations

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Online Social Break              

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Faculty Presentations

2:50 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Student Poster Presentations

4:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Alumna Speaker Kelley Kidwell (BIOST ’12), Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Michigan
Title: SMART Design for Treatment Effectiveness in Small Samples

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Recent Winners


2020 Best Oral Presentation - Tao Sun 

2020 Best Oral Presentation - Tao Sun

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Tao Sun (BIOS '20) who was awarded Best Oral Presentation at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for his work on "GWAS-based Deep Learning for Survival Prediction.”  (03/16/2020)

2020 Best Poster Presentation - Jason Kennedy 

2020 Best Poster Presentation - Jason Kennedy

Congratulations to master's candidate Jason Kennedy (BIOST MS '20) who was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for his work on “The association between clinical phenotype cohesiveness and sepsis transitions after presentation.”  (03/10/2020)

2020 Best Poster Honorable Mention - Qing Yin 

2020 Best Poster Honorable Mention - Qing Yin

Congratulations to doctoral candidate Qing Yin (BIOS '20) who received an honorable mention for his poster presentation at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for his work on “Semi-parametric Shape Restricted Mixed Effect Regression Spline with Application on State-Wide Prenatal ... (03/09/2020)

2020 Best Oral Presentation Honorable Mention - Luna Wei 

2020 Best Oral Presentation Honorable Mention - Luna Wei

Congratulations to doctoral student Yue (Luna) Wei (BIOS '21) on winning Best Oral Presentation Honorable Mention at the annual Biostatistics Research Day on February 27 for her work on “A Simultaneous Inference Procedure to Identify Subgroups in Targeted Therapy Development with Time-to-event Outc... (03/01/2020)
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