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.

BCTIP Presentations

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Friday, November 19, 2021 - 02:00 at Zoom Conference

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core is a team of faculty and staff methodologists with diverse and extensive experience in conducting a broad range of research projects. In order to train and prepare master’s students in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B) to excel beyond their...

BCTIP Presentations

BERD Core Seminars
Friday, November 5, 2021 - 02:00 at Zoom Conference

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Methods Core is a team of faculty and staff methodologists with diverse and extensive experience in conducting a broad range of research projects. In order to train and prepare master’s students in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (B&B) to excel beyond their...

Neural Networks for Survival Outcomes Applied to Medical Images

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Friday, October 8, 2021 - 01:30 at Zoom

Abstract: Neural networks have become widely used for development of risk prediction models. In particular, convolutional neural networks offer a promising method for incorporating imaging data into risk prediction models. However, these algorithms cannot be directly applied to situations of incomplete outcome data which poses a problem for development of...

Introduction to the SEER-Medicare Database and Cancer Health Disparities Research

BERD Core Seminars
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 01:30 at Zoom Conference

​Abstract: This seminar will provide an introduction to the SEER-Medicare database, its strengths and weaknesses, and common study design considerations and analytic pitfalls for investigators and analysts using these data. We will also present an example project using this database on factors driving disparities in use of oral anticancer agents...

The Digital Biomarker Discovery Project: An Open Source Toolbox Biosignal Analysis

BERD Core Seminars
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 01:30 at Zoom Conference

Abstract: Digital health is rapidly expanding due to surging healthcare costs, deteriorating health outcomes, and the growing prevalence and accessibility of mobile health and wearable technologies. Data from mobile and wearable technologies can be transformed into digital biomarkers that act as indicators of health outcomes and can be used to...

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