Seminar Series

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.

Measuring the mortality reductions produced by organized cancer screening: a principled approach

James A Hanley, PhD
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:00 at MSRB1 #001 Seminar Room

Abstract: In cancer screening trials, or in comparisons involving regions that did/did not introduce population-based screening programs, the mortality reductions are usually summarized by an overall (single-number) mortality reduction. But this overall mortality reduction is an average of minimal reductions in the first years, larger ones after some years, waning...
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The Informatics-Assisted Oncologist

Julian Hong, MD, MS
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza 8th Floor #8065

Abstract: A learning Healthcare System continues to be an ambitious pursuit of medicine. Informatics-based approaches can allow the transformation of routine clinical health data into usable information and subsequent actionable clniical knowledge. Despite the great potential of advanced computational techniques, barriers to adoption continue to exist in the clinic due...
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Sensitivity Analysis in Observational Research: Introducing the E-Value

Dr. Tyler VanderWheele
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 10:30 at Hock Auditorium, Hock Plaza, Ground Floor

Abstract: Sensitivity analysis is useful in assessing how robust an association is to potential unmeasured or uncontrolled confounding. This talk introduces a new measure called the “E-value,” which is related to the evidence for causality in observational studies that are potentially subject to confounding. The E-value is defined as the...
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Interclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) - Calculation, Uses, and Extensions

Biostat Core Seminars
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 01:30 at Hock Plaza 11025

Presented by Carl F. Pieper, DrPH Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
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Relatedness and differentiation in arbitrary population structures

Dr. Alex Ochoa
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 04:00 at 144 Bio Sci Building

Dr. Alejandro (Alex Ochoa Assistant Professor Duke Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
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