Each year, Brown University’s School of Public Health holds its Public Health Research Day in April. This event showcases close to 100 School of Public Health students from Undergraduates, Master’s and Doctoral students and candidates as well as Post Docs to display and discuss the research in which they participate. This year, as with many events, the 2020 School of Public Health Research Day was held remotely.
The Department of Biostatistics is pleased, and proud, to highlight our students who were recognized for their research presentations.
During this year’s National Public Health Week, Professor Roee Gutman was recognized by Brown University’s School of Public Health with the 2020 Dean’s Award in Excellence in Research Collaboration. Professor Gutman joined Brown’s Department of Biostatistics in 2011 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018. Professor Gutman is a vibrant member of the Department faculty and is the Director of the Department’s Undergraduate Statistics Concentration.
A growing number of researchers are finding meaningful, impactful results through “N of 1” studies in which scientific discoveries are being made for “one person at a time” to enhance personalized medical care, nutritional planning, identification of beneficial exercise routines and much more! Among the various examples identified through a recent article in Knowable Magazine, the article referenced a 2018 study involving Schmid along with Dr. Richard Kravitz of the University of California, Davis, and their other collaborators.
During the School of Public Health's annual Faculty Recognition Reception, held on Tuesday, 29 October 2019, Department Chair Chris Schmid recognized two of our faculty who where promoted in the past year.
Congratulations to Professor Lorin Crawford who has been named by The Root among the 100 most influential and prominent members of the African American community! Professor Crawford is being recognized as “an up-and-coming researcher…. developing statistical models to help scientists better understand genetic disorders.”
At this year’s Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM), the American Statistical Association announced a Biometrics Jounal paper for the 2019 Outstanding Statistical Application Award. The winning paper was authored by Assistant Professor Liangyuan Hu, PhD’16 (Alumni), Professor Joseph W. Hogan (Faculty), Adjunct Assistant Professor and Moi University Instructor Ann W. Mwangi, PhD’11 (Alumni and Adjunct Faculty member), and Abraham Siika (Moi University).
Congratulations to our graduating class of 2019!! The Department of Biostatistics celebrated its largest graduating class to date with a total of 30 graduating students! Our graduates included 2 Doctorates, 20 Master’s graduates and 8 undergraduate concentrators.
Yesterday, Brown’s School of Public Health Biostatistics' students celebrated Cinco De Mayo by participating in Providence’s Rhode Races! Representatives included Lauren Bergam, Gabriella Silva, Kexin Qu, Evon Okidi, Kevin Wu and his wife, Samantha Morrison, Isaac Zhao, Taylor Fortnam, Augustus Ge and Carolina Velasco Molina, to name a few.
The School of Public Health held its annual Public Health Research Day, celebrating 20 years, on Thursday, 4 April 2019. An impressive 94 posters were displayed, representing research work of Undergraduates, Master’s, PhD, and Post-Doctoral trainees and students at this year’s event which took place at Brown’s Alumnae Hall on Meeting Street.
We are proud to report that the Department of Biostatistics was represented by 29 posters from Undergraduate Statistics Concentrators, Master’s students and PhD students and candidates!