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.

PROC Report in SAS

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 01:00 at Hock Plaza 11th Floor #11110

Do you ever get tired of copy-pasting your statistical results into Word and dread having to do it again when you update your analysis? If so, come join us for a presentation on PROC REPORT, a powerful SAS procedure for auto-generating a variety of reports, including Word and PDF. This...
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Considerations in Weighting Survey Data

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 15:00 at Hock Plaza 11th Floor #11025

Analysis of survey data often involves weights. Stratified samples may require weighting in order to generate estimates representative of the larger population from which the strata were drawn, and even when all the sample members are selected with equal probability, weighting is often required to compensate for such factors as...
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Factor Analysis and LASSO

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 15:00 at Hock Plaza 11th Floor #11025

Jane Pendergast, PhD Dept of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
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Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of MS

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 03:00 at Hock Plaza 11th Floor #11025

An illustration of a two sample distribution-free test for functional data Ana-Maria Staicu, PhD Associate Professor of Statistics, NCSU Abstract: Motivated by an imaging study of multiple sclerosis (MS), this talk described a nonparametric testing procedure for testing the null hypothesis that two samples of curves observed at discrete grids...
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Association between bariatric surgery and long-term survival in veterans

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 03:00 at Hock Plaza 11th Floor #111025

An illustration of sequential stratification matching Maren Olsen, PhD Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Abstract: Our objective was to examine long-term survival in a large multi-site cohort of veterans (n=2500; 74% male) who underwent bariatric surgery from 2000-2011 compared to matched controls. To identify potential matches for the patients...
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