November 20, 2013
Raluca Gordon's recent article "Genomic regions flanking E-box binding site influence DNA binding specificity of bHLH transciption factors through DNA shale" has been selected as one of the top 10 papers in Regulatory and Systems Genomics for 2012-2013 at RECOMB/ISCB Regulatory and Systems Genomics Meeting in Toronto in November 2013. For more information please see our News and Updates Section.
November 12, 2013
During his visit to the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Dr. Bradley Efron had the opportunity to share lunch with our second-year students and to attend a class on biology and communication taken by our first-year students. Much of the discussion over lunch pertained to data science as an emerging career, and what statisticians can do to prepare themselves for the role of data scientist. The class was deconstructing a manuscript describing a randomized trial, using a question and answer format. Rather like a game show, students are encouraged to answer for themselves (in fact, they are encouraged to discuss the questions beforehand within their study groups), but lifelines are available if needed. Dr. Efron provided the ultimate lifeline for the questions on bootstrapping!
November 1, 2013
The first GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)-Duke Statistics Workshop on Critical Statistical Issues in Drug Development was held on October 29, 2013 at the GSK Research Triangle Park location. This is an important first step for biostatistics collaboration between GSK and Duke with the goal to exchange research progress and new ideas on critical statistical issues in clinical development. It was well attended with over 100 participants from both Duke and GSK. For more information, please see our News and Updates section.
October 3, 2013
Andrew Allen, PhD, was the lead author on a new study that identified two genes where mutations within the genes are associated with epileptic encephalopathies (EEs). This discovery will help scientists learn more about EE, including possible treatment options. The study results appear in the September 12 issue of Nature. For more information, please see our News and Updates section.
September 11, 2013
Huiman Barnhart, PhD, Principal Investigator, and the Duke Clinical Research Institute have been awarded funding for the data coordinating center of the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN) by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The award for the first year is over $1.6 million, and is expected to reach more than $7.4 million over a five-year period. For more information, please see our News and Updates section.
The Duke University Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics is proud to announce it is participating in the International Year of Statistics 2013, a worldwide celebration of the contributions of statistical science to the advancement of our global society.
More than 700 organizations - universities, research institutes, high schools, professional societies, government agencies and businesses - in nearly 100 countries are joining to celebrate and promote the importance of statistical science to the science community, businesses, governments, the news media, policymakers, employers, students and the public.
During this yearlong celebration, Duke B&B and the hundreds of other participating organizations around the world will be:
► Increasing public awareness of the power and impact of statistics on all aspects of our society
► Nurturing statistics as a profession, especially among high-school and college students
► Promoting creativity and development in the sciences of probability and statistics
Be sure to visit the International Year of Statistics 2013 website in the months ahead to learn more about how Statistics helps shape your everyday life.