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.

Flexible Modeling for Optimal Treatment Regime Estimation in Complex Disease Studies

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 01:15 at Hock Plaza 8th Floor #8065

Developing personalized treatment regimes has become more and more popular in clinical studies. A good treatment decision rule could greatly facilitate the improvement of patient care while limiting the demand for resources. Causal inference methods play an important role in estimating such rules, especially in connecting observational data to regime...
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Electronic Health Record Analysis via Deep Poisson Factor Models

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 11:00 at Hock Plaza 8th Floor #8065

Electronic Health Record (EHR) phenotyping utilizes patient data captured through normal medical practice, to identify features that may represent computational medical phenotypes. These features may be used to identify at-risk patients and improve prediction of patient morbidity and mortality. We present a novel deep multi-modality architecture for EHR analysis (applicable...
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Chalk Talk with Yijuan Hu, PhD

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 12:00 at Medical Sciences Research Building I (MSRB I) Suite 301

An interactive discussion of projects /directions that are being explored, explained with anticipated problems and potential solutions. It is a less structured but active discussion and study with participants often asking clarifying questions or suggesting higher level alternatives. Speaker: Yijuan Hu, PhD Rollins Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics...
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Testing Rare-Variant Assoc. without Calling Genotypes Allows for Systematic Differences in Sequencing

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 02:00 at Hock Plaza 8th Floor #8065

Next-generation sequencing of DNA provides an unprecedented opportunity to discover rare genetic variants associated with complex diseases and traits. However, the common practice of first calling underlying genotypes and then treating the called values as known is prone to false positive findings, especially when genotyping errors are systematically different between...
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Chalk Talk with Matthias Steinrücken, PhD

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 02:30 at Medical Sciences Research Building I (MSRB I) Suite 301

An interactive discussion of projects /directions that are being explored, explained with anticipated problems and potential solutions. It is a less structured but active discussion and study with participants often asking clarifying questions or suggesting higher level alternatives. Matthias Steinrücken, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology University of...
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