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.

Latent Variable Modeling for Biomedical Applications.

BERD Core Seminars
Friday, February 14, 2020 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Abstract: Latent variable models (LVMs) are ubiquitous in social and medical sciences. They provide key platforms for incorporating informative but unobservable variables into modeling frameworks. In this seminar, will explain the general concept of LVMs, when it is appropriate to use LVMs, how to use path diagrams to help construct...

GIS and Spatial Tools for Disease Mapping

BERD Core Seminars
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 01:00 at Hock Plaza 11110

Abstract: Geographic information systems (GIS) are computing environments that allow researchers to combine and analyze different data sources that share geography. This is essential to understanding environmental and demographic factors that contribute to disease risk and public health, as well as the spatial distribution of disease. This seminar will review...

A MOST Interesting Framework: The Multiphase Optimization Strategy and Factorial Designs

Berd Core Seminar
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Abstract: The multiphase optimization strategy (MOST) is an increasingly popular framework to prepare, optimize, and evaluate multicomponent behavioral health interventions. Within this framework, it is common to use a factorial randomized trial to assemble an optimized multicomponent intervention by simultaneously testing several intervention components, after which a standard two-arm randomized...

BCTIP Presentations

Friday, November 15, 2019 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza 11025

Masters students Siqi Zhang, Chun (Anna) Xu and Sangyun (Tyler) Chung will present. Siqi Zhang Building a Prediction Model Using Data 2:00 - 2:15pm Chun (Anna) Xu Preliminary Radiomic Feature Analysis for Neoadjuvant Treatment Effect in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma 2:20 - 2:35pm Sangyun (Tyler) Chung Implementing Minimization for Patient Allocation...

BCTIP Presentations

Berd Core Seminars
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Masters Students Chenyang Wang, Shiqi (Kenny) Zhang and Andrea Carmack will present. Chenyang Wang Network Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant-Level Trials Comparing Treatments for Schizophrenia 1:30-1:45 Shiqi (Kenny) Zhang Conditional Survival Analysis of Limited Stage Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients 1:50-2:05 Andrea Carmack Multicenter Duodenal Switch Outcomes Analysis on Surgical Approach...