Wei Cheng Successful in Dissertation Defense

Wei Cheng, a 6th-year doctoral candidate, successfully defended his thesis on 23 March 2016.  Wei worked with Dr. Constantine Gatsonis on his thesis entitled "Network Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Accuracy Studies".   Wei's Dissertation Committee included Dr. Gatsonis and Dr. Chris Schmid and Dr. Tom Trikalinos, both with the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine.

Dr. Ani Eloyan Awarded NIH R21 Grant

Dr. Ani Eloyan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Brown University, was recently awarded an NIH R21 grant entitled “Spatiotemporal Modeling of MRI Brain Lesion Trajectories of Biomarker Discovery".  Dr. Eloyan will work in collaboration with Dr. Russell Shinohara (co-PI) at the University of Pennsylvania.

2016 Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Adam Sullivan, recipient of the School of Public Health’s 2016 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Professor Sullivan joined the faculty in 2015 as the Department’s first teaching scholar track faculty member.  Since that time, as is evidenced by the five stellar student nominations made on his behalf, Sullivan has had a significant impact on students throughout the School.  One nominating student said, in part, “More than his expert and effective teaching style, it is his genuine concern for advanc

Department's Student, Faculty & Staff Pizza Social

The Department of Biostatistics is holding our April Pizza Social on Tuesday, 4/12.  This is an opportunity for the Biostatistics community to come together in an informal setting to socialize and mingle outside of the classroom and research settings.  We hope that you'll join us!

Please note the new location for this event on the 3rd floor, directly outside of classroom 375.  This is a great opportunity to take advantage of this new, inviting space!

See you there!!

Spring 2016 Career Information Series - A Data Science Primer

The Department of Biostatistics is proud to welcome John Young, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the Analytic Consulting for Epsilon on Friday, 8 April 2016, as part of our Spring 2016 Career Information Series.

Mr. Young will presenting "A Data Science Primer".

Growing Number of Department Alumni are Data Scientists

The Department of Biostatistics has an impressive array of alumni.  From tenure-track faculty at institutions such as Vanderbilt and Moi University in Kenya to statisticians and data analysts at firms such as Biostat Solutions, Inc. in Maryland and Abbott Labs in Illinois, and yet others who have gone on to further their education.  Recently, however, there has been an uptick in Biostatistics graduates securing positions as Data Scientists.   Four of our graduates from 2013 through 2015 have secured positions as Data Scientists and are highlighted in this article.

Chenyang Gu recipient of SPH Norah Kahn Piore Award

Chenyang Gu, 4th-year Biostatistics doctoral candidate, has been selected as a one of the 2016 recipients of Brown's School of Public Health’s Nora Kahn Piore Award for his proposal entitled “The Development of a Functional Comorbidity Index with Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Score as the Outcome.”  Mr. Gu’s study will be among the first to develop a claims-based functional comorbidity index for predicting ADL function in frail older populations.

Spring 2016 Career Information Series Kicks Off

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to welcome Joseph C. Cappelleri, PhD, MPH, Senior Director of Biostatistics at Pfizer, Inc. and Adjunct Associate Professor of Biostatistics with Brown's Department of Biostatistics.  Joining him will be Dr. Manisha Lamba, Associate Director of Pfizer’s Global Research and Development. 

Biostatistics Spring Career Information Series

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to host our Spring Career Information Series to students throughout the School of Public Health.  This series will provide information on careers outside of academics in a variety of industries.

Brown Statistics Seminars

The Brown Statistics Seminar Series is proud to welcome Francesca Dominici, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Senior Associate Dean for Research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Dr. Dominici will join us on Monday, 8 February 2016, to present her seminar entitled "An Approach to Adjust for Confounding in the Presence of Multivariate Exposures".  Details of her talk can be found here.