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Apr. 20, 2017
Guidelines differ greatly on the use of statins to prevent cardiovascular disease by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association. A study conducted by Neha J. Pagidipati, MD and Michael Pencina, PhD analyzed six-year data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination...
Apr. 6, 2017
B&B Faculty Yi-Ju Li is one of three senior and corresponding authors for an article “Genome-wide association study identifies three novel loci in Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy” that has been published in Nature Communications on March 30, 2017. This study, which included more than 5,400 people, helped isolate the genetic...
Apr. 4, 2017
The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest is a nationally coordinated data analysis competition where teams of up to five students have a weekend to attack a large, complex and surprise dataset. Biostats students composed two teams: ‘GoBiostat’ (Xingyan Wang, Lanqui Yao, Yiling Liu and Qi Gao) and ‘Exactly Normal’ (Emily...
Mar. 24, 2017
Megan Neely, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, has been chosen to receive the 2017 Gordon G. Hammes Faculty Teaching Award. Dr. Neely is being honored for her continuing excellence in teaching and mentoring and for her exemplary commitment to the education of graduate students within the Department of Biostatistics...
Mar. 23, 2017
On March 20, researchers across campus came together to celebrate recent advances and partnerships in health data science at Duke. After opening remarks by Chancellor Washington, Provost Kornbluth, and Vice Dean Boulware, speakers discussed the role of data science in health and medicine at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). The...

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