News & Updates

Jun. 16, 2017
The B&B Department is pleased to announce that Warren Kibbe, PhD, acting deputy director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and director of the NCI’s Center for Biomedical Informatics and Information Technology, will join Duke University School of Medicine in August as chief for Translational Biomedical Informatics in the Department...
May. 22, 2017
Liz Turner, PhD, John Gallis, Sc.M, and Fan Li, Ph.D student, recently co-authored a two-part review series focusing on methodological developments in the design and analysis of group-randomized trials together with David Murray of NIH and Melanie Prague of INRIA (France) and Harvard. The first article, focusing on design issues,...
May. 16, 2017
The Duke Master’s of Biostatistics program held its commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Several students received awards. Chosen by her class, Leah Gerber received the Student Leadership Award. The Outstanding Masters Project Awards, were given to Dr. Rachel Greenberg (Applied) and Hengshi Yu (Methodological). Tianhui Zhou received the...
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...

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