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, October 11, 2019 - 03:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Masters Students Jingyi Grace) He, Allison Reagan, Kaitlin Tetreault and Yiqi Yao will present Jingyi (Grace) He The Association Between Asthma Exacerbations and Distance to Highways Using a Recurrent Events Survival Analysis 1:30-1:45 Allison Reagan Novel insights from mitochondrial-derived peptides and prostate cancer in health disparities 1:50-2:05 Kaitlin Tetreault Reporting...

BCTIP Presentations

Berd Core Seminars
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Masters Students Se-Eun (Amie) Kim, Elizabeth (Betsy) Lydon and Xiyuan Zhang will present. Xiyuan Zhang "Willingness to accept Increased risk of PHS (PHSIR) kidney transplants amoung waitlisted African Americans." 1:30-1:45 Elizabeth (Betsy) Lydon "Interaction of Bundled Care and Time on Skin Health in Pre Term Infants" 1:50-2:05 Se-Eun (Amie) Kim...

Giving IVs a Shot: A gentle introduction to causal inference with instrumental variables.

Friday, September 13, 2019 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Abstract: This seminar will provide an introduction and basic intuition behind the use of instrumental variables to estimate treatment effects, examining their use in both randomized and observational settings. The talk will cover assumptions needed in order to make valid inference with IVs as well as common applications of the...

Modeling Semicontinuous Longitudinal Expenditures: A Practical Guide

Berd Core Seminars
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11110

Abstract: One‐part models, uncorrelated two‐part models, correlated conditional two‐part (CTP) models, and correlated marginalized two‐part (MTP) models have been proposed for longitudinal expenditures that often exhibit a large proportion of zeros and a distribution of continuous, highly right‐skewed positive values. Guidance on implementing and interpreting each of these model is...

Earning your wings: Design and Analysis of Pilot/Feasibility Studies

BERD Core Seminars
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 01:30 at 11025 Hock Plaza

Abstract: Conducting pilot and/or feasibility studies can be an important pre-cursor to implementing successful randomized trials or observational studies, yet such studies can be ill-defined and are often poorly reported. This talk will review the purpose and importance of conducting pilot and feasibility studies as well as discuss important aspects...

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