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.

REDCap

Monday, July 27, 2015 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza, CRTP Classroom 2nd Floor

CeCi Chamorro Analyst Programmer, Sr. Duke Office of Clinical Research Abstract : What is REDCap, why we use it and then a demonstration
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Power and Sample Size in Survival Analysis

Monday, July 13, 2015 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza, 11th Floor Classroom (#11110)

Yuliya Lokhnygina, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biostaticis and Bioinformatics Duke University Abstract : In this talk I will review power and sample size calculations for studies with a survival endpoint. For simple situations, calculations can be done using standard software or even by hand, while more complex scenarios may...
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Estimating mean and individual weight change using semiparametric mixed-effects models

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza, 11th Floor Classroom (#11110)

Maren Olsen, PhD Associate Professor Department of Biostaticis and Bioinformatics Duke University Abstract : Using a cohort of ~ 2500 patients who underwent bariatric surgery, our overall analysis goals were to: 1) estimate mean trajectories of weight change; and, 2) estimate individual trajectories of weight change to create individual-level estimates...
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Interpreting Incremental Value of new Biomarkers

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza, 11th Floor Classroom (#11110)

Michael Pencina, PhD Professor Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Duke University Abstract: Sensitivity and specificity are the most common threshold-based measures of diagnostic and prognostic performance. They also serve as building blocks for more global measures of performance, including the area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC). In recent...
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Cubic Splines

Monday, March 16, 2015 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza, 11th Floor Classroom (#11110)

Carl Pieper, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biostaticis and Bioinformatics Duke University
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