Core Seminar Series

Core Seminars


The Applied Biostatistics Seminar Series consists of a series of talks with the primary purpose of furthering statistical knowledge on an applied level. Talks will focus on advances in biostatistical methods and statistical programming techniques and their translation into addressing biomedical research questions. The seminars are open to all members of the Duke community, but primarily geared toward applied statistical researchers.

Introduction to meta-analysis and network meta-analysis

Friday, March 15, 2019 - 01:30 at Hock 11025

Abstract: For evidence-based medicine, well-designed systematic reviews and (network) meta-analyses are generally considered to provide the best evidence for comparative effectiveness research and be at the top of the evidence hierarchy. Meta-analysis is a statistical technique for combining the findings from independent studies to assess the clinical effectiveness of interventions...

Us of IBM MarketScan Research Databases in Health Services and Clinical Research

BERD Core Seiminars
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Abstract: The MarketScan databases are a family of administrative claims-based databases that have been increasingly used in health services and clinical research. This seminar will provide an overview of the MarketScan databases and focus on the strengths and limitations of MarketScan. We will introduce example projects utilizing MarketScan and discuss...

BCTIP Presentations

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 10:00 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Masters Students Keuh Yueh Ko, Monica Harding, Viktoria L. Kolpacoff, Shengxin Tu and Wendi Xiao will present. Kuei Yeuh Ko “Classification and Pathway Analysis of High-throughput sequencing data” 10:00-10:15 Monica Harding “Polypharmacy and number of medicines consumed in a population-based survey of febrile illness in Western Kenya”​ 10:20-10:35 Viktoria L...

BCTIP Presentations

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, November 9, 2018 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza 11025

Masters Students Amy Kim, Yinyao Ji, Kaiyuan Hua, Yuhan Liu and Bohui "Chris" Zhang will present. Amy Kim “ The retrospective review of the development of “Ken-Doll” deformity in the breast reconstruction patients at Duke University " 2:00-2:15 Yinyao Ji “ Regulation of B cell antibody generation and chronic allograft...

BCTIP Presentations

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 16:15 at Hock Plaza 11025

Masters Students Sarah Morton, Viktoria L. Kolpacoff and Lu Liu will present. Sarah Morton “Examining the Relationship between Surgeon-Volume and Patient Outcomes for Lateral Neck Dissections.” 2:00-2:15pm Mengdi Xuan “PSA Decline Between African-American and Caucasian Men with Metastitic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer”​ 2:20-2:35pm Lu Liu “Multiomics Analysis on Chronic Lung Allograft...

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