News & Updates

Oct. 6, 2016
The Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics has been awarded an R25 grant by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) through the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative to fund a 6-week high-throughput sequencing summer course for the next three years. The summer course will start July 2017,...
Sep. 23, 2016
On Sept. 14-16 more than 200 participants from across the country attended the 4th Annual Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS 2016) “Precision Medicine in Cancer Research. The Symposium was expanded this year to three days. The first day included 6 separate short courses with topics ranging from adaptive designs to interim...
Sep. 19, 2016
As of September 1, 2016, Dr. Greg Samsa has taken the position of the Director of the Research Integrity Office and Chair of its Conflict of Interest Committee for the Duke School of Medicine. This office has the responsibility to ensure Duke SOM maintains the highest standards of research integrity;...
Aug. 29, 2016
Andrew Gelman will visit the B&B Department as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series on Oct 6-7 2016. On Thursday, Oct. 6 he will present on “ The Statistical Crisis in Science” and on Friday Oct 7 he will discuss “Taking Bayesian Inference Seriously.” The Distinguished Speaker Series has included...
Aug. 24, 2016
A new study by Duke cancer researchers is providing the first-ever guidance for physicians and patients on what constitutes an adequate lymph node dissection, especially in cases of intermediate-risk papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Cancer of the thyroid (a gland located at the base of the neck that produces hormones that...

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