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

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Masters Students Angel Chen, Kristie Kusibab and Kaile Zhou will present. Angel Chen Assessing the Impact of Out of Operating Room Airway Management (OOORAM) Training for Endotracheal Intubation Providers a the VA Hospital 1:30pm Kristie Kusibab Analyzing the Difference in Effect of Intervention on Weight Maintenance in the SHAPE Study...

Addressing Extreme Propensity Scores via the Overlap Weights

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Abstract: The popular inverse probability weighting method in causal inference is often hampered by extreme propensity scores, resulting in biased estimates and excessive variance. A common remedy is to trim patients with extreme scores. However, such methods are often sensitive to the choice of cutoff points and discard a large...

Dynamic Risk Prediction and Assessment

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Abstract: In this presentation, I will give introduction of risk assessment and prediction. Two commonly-used risk prediction models (static vs. dynamic models) will be discussed and compared. Focusing on the dynamic prediction models, I will discuss in details two popular models (landmark model vs. joint model), in additional to the...

Analyzing HCUP Databases

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

HCUP is a large administrative database that can be used to answer a multitude of health care related questions. The goal of this seminar is to present an entry level overview of types of modeling approaches to the national and state level databases. Steve Wolf, MS Biostatistician II Biostat Core

Urine for a Treat! An Introduction to Mediation with Application to Kidney Function Data

Friday, May 25, 2018 - 01:30 at 11110 Hock Plaza

Abstract : Mediation is used to link a presumed effect to some outcome (in part) through an intermediary mechanism. A basic mediation model will be presented, the assumptions behind the model will be discussed, and estimation of the direct, indirect, and total effects will be detailed. Illustrative examples will be...