News & Updates

Nov. 1, 2016
DURHAM, N.C. -- A study from the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) finds a lack of statistical evidence to support the current practice of treating thyroid cancer patients under age 45 differently from those 45 and older. The study, published Oct. 31 by the Journal of Clinical Oncology, found that in...
Oct. 10, 2016
The B&B Department hosted Andrew Gelman, Professor of Statistics and Political Science and Director of the Applied Statistics Center at Columbia University as its sixth annual Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Gelman gave two widely attended lectures, the first of which was “The Statistical Crisis in Science,” where he inserted humor into...
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;...

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