Lorin Crawford, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, received a COBRE Computational Biology of Human Disease (CBHD) Institutional Pilot Award for work on “Marginal Epistasis Tests for Dishotomous Traits using Generalized Linear Models.” Dr. Crawford’s study will focus on Epistasis, commonly defined as the interaction between genetic loci, which has long been hypothesized to play a key role in defining the genetic architecture underlying complex traits.
As part of the Department’s newly-designed Biostatistics Master’s Journal Club/Career Development module, we are organizing a Career Information Series for the Spring 2018 semester. We are excited to welcome back several of our alumni who have agreed to return and provide our students with the opportunity to learn about health-related careers and job opportunities using biostatistics, data analysis and quantitative methods.
The 12th International Conference on Health Policy Statistics (ICHPS) is taking place this week in Charleston, SC. The ICHPS is the signature event of the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Health Policy Statistics Section. The theme for the 2018 ICHPS is “Health Statistical Science Care, Policy, Outcomes” and Brown’s biostatisticians have a strong presence at the conference.
Dr. Constantine Gatsonis will be the recipient of the 2018 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science presented through the Harvard T.H. Chan, School of Public Health. Dr. Gatsonis will be presented with the award and will deliver a lecture in next spring.
Department Chair and Carole & Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health and Professor of Biostatistics, Joseph Hogan, ScD, will present a lecture on “Building a Kenyan-US Partnership for Biostatistics Research and Training”. Dr. Hogan’s lecture will be made on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, 12:00 pm at the Alpert Medical School, as part of the University's Global Health Initiative.
New for the Spring 2018 semester, the Department is offering our newest Health Data Science course, PHP 2570, Health Data Science Case Studies. Instructed by Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Biostatistics, Constantine Gatsonis, this course is designed to introduce students to the practice of data science in health-related fields via presentations and in-depth discussion of case studies of current or recently completed projects. The case studies will be selected to highlight important areas of research and health policy analysis.
Biostatistics Assistant Professor, Lorin Crawford, will be offering a seminar as part of the Data Science Initiative’s Community Engagement Colloquia. On Thursday, 9 November 2017, Dr. Crawford will be presenting “An Introduction to Approximate Kernel Regression Methods”. More information on Dr. Crawford’s talk, including location and time, can be found here.
On Friday, 6 October 2017, the Department hosted the “Scientific Inference in the Age of Data Science” symposium. Guest lecturers included Professor and Andrew Banks Family Chair Michael Daniels from the University of Florida’s Department of Statistics, Professor Francesca Dominici of Harvard’s Department of Biostatistics and Co-Director of Harvard University Data Science Initiative, and Maurice Falk Professor of Statistics & Computational Neuroscience Robert Kass from Carnegie Mellon University.