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Data Science Initiative Talk

On Thursday, 10 November 2016, Mr. Paul Lamere will be presenting a Data Science Initiative lecture entitled “Diving Into Music Data”.  Mr. Lamere is the Director of Developer Platform at Spotify and will be showing how the art of data mining can help make music choice recommendations and even create new music!

Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Sciences 2016-17 Celebration

The Department of Biostatistics and the Center for Statistical Sciences hosted a Celebration Reception in honor of our incoming and returning students and the new academic year, as well as to celebrate the promotion of two of our faculty.

Doctoral Candidate, Bahar Erar-Hood to Present Dissertation Defense

26 August 2016 Update:  Congratulations to Bahar, who successfully defended her dissertation on Friday!

Bahar Erar-Hood, Biostatistics doctoral candidate, will present her dissertation defense on Friday, 26 August 2016.  Her thesis is entitled “Whole Genome Regression for Modeling Gene by Treatment Interactions in Structured Populations”.

Chenyang Gu Dissertation Defense

Fourth-year doctoral candidate, Chenyang Gu, will be defending his thesis on Wednesday, 20 July 2016.  Gu's thesis is entitled "Statistical Missing Data Methods with Applications to Health Services Research"

Adjunct Professor, Joseph Cappelleri, celebrates 20 years with Pfizer

The Department of Biostatistics joins Pfizer in celebrating Adjunct Professor, Joseph Cappelleri, PhD, on 20 years of service.

Dr. Cappelleri was appointed Adjunct Professor by Brown’s Department of Biostatistics in 2012.  Since that time, he has been a regular speaker and mentor to Department students, providing career seminars focusing on the work of biostatisticians in industry.

2016 Commencement Celebrations

This weekend, the Department of Biostatistics celebrated our 21 graduates of 2016:

Doctorates: Liangyuan Hu and Wei Cheng

Master’s of Science: Jun Ke, Valerie Langberg, Andrew Leith, Sara Robertson, Ian Schmid, Jin Shi, Bo Wei, Zhongli Zhang, and Zihao Zhang

Master’s of Arts: Kelsey Alexovitz, Yinghong Lan, Lin Lin, Xiaojun Meng, Ian Pan, Justin Romanoff, and Ran Wei

Bachelor of Science, Statistical Concentrators: Sara Grace, Marisa Millenson, and Yukiko Watanabe

Brown Biostatistics Alumni in the UK

Brown Biostatistics alumni, Mark Fiecas, PhD ’12 and Li Su, PhD ’07 together at the Medical Research Council's Biostatistics Unit at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health in the UK on 24 May 2016.

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

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