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Biostatistics Branch Seminar Series

The Biostatistics Branch (BB) hosts an ongoing seminar series. 

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Generalized Additive Partial Linear Models with High-Dimensional Covariates
Date and Time:Wednesday, December 17th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Hua Liang, PhD
Professor of Statistics & Biostatistics
George Washington University
What They Say and What They Mean: Modeling Misreported Counts
Date and Time:Wednesday, November 12th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Daniel F. Heitjan, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine
Hypothesis testing at the extremes: fast and robust association for high-throughput data
Date and Time:Monday, October 6th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Fred A. Wright, PhD
Bioinformatics Research Center
Department of Statistics and Biological Sciences
North Carolina State University
Keeping Clinical Risk Calculators Current
Date and Time:Thursday, September 11th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Donna P. Ankerst, PhD
Mathematics, Technical University of Munich
Epidemiology/Biostatistics, Urology, UTHSCSA
On Longitudinal Prediction with Time-to-Event Outcomes: Modeling Choices and Evaluation
Date and Time:Wednesday, September 10th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Marlena Maziarz
PhD Candidate
University of Washington, Seattle
Date and Time:Wednesday, July 30th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Faming Liang, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
University of Florida
Statistical methodologies for genetic association studies with rare variants
Date and Time:Friday, July 25th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Andriy Derkach
PhD Candidate
Department of Statistical Sciences
University of Toronto
A Z-estimation Theory for General Two-phase Sampling Problem
Date and Time:Monday, June 30th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Kate Jie Hu
PhD Candidate
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington
Optimizing Screening Frequency: Can Time-dependent ROC help?
Date and Time:Tuesday May 27th, 10:00-11:00am,
Lecturer:Paramita Chaudhuri, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke University
On Efficient Dimension Reduction with Respect to a Statistical Functional of Interest
Date and Time:Thursday, April 3nd, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Wei Luo
PhD Candidate
Penn State University
A unification of mediation and interaction: a four-way decomposition
Date and Time:Wednesday, April 2nd, 1:00-2:00pm,
Lecturer:Tyler VanderWeele
Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard School of Public Health
Semiparametric extreme-value regression model for analyzing biomarker-defined time-to-event
Date and Time:Monday, March 31st, 10:30-12:00pm,
Lecturer:Noorie Hyun
Doctoral Student
Department of Biostatistics
University of North Carolina
High Dimensional Variable Selection with Reciprocal L_1 Regularization
Date and Time:Tuesday, March 25th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Qifan Song
Doctoral Student
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Quantifying Patterns in Movement and Imaging: Structured Functional Principal Component Analysis 
Date and Time:Tuesday, March 4th, 10:00-11:00am,
Lecturer:Haochang Shou
PhD Candidate
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
 Asymmetries in family history data:  What can we learn from our grandmothers?
Date and Time:Friday, February 28th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Clarice R. Weinberg, PhD
Biostatistics Branch
Environmental Diseases and Medicine Program
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Naitonal Institutes of Health
 Introduction to Design and Analysis of SMARTs
Date and Time:Tuesday, February 25th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Michael R. Kosorok, PhD
W.R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
Department of Statistics and Operations Research
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Research at Census, including links to Biostatistics/Informatics 
Date and Time:Wednesday, January 22nd, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Thomas A. Louis, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health

Associate Director
Research and Methodology
U.S. Census Bureau


Some New Statistical Methods for Family-based Association Studies
Date and Time:Tuesday, December 17th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Igno Ruczinski, PhD
Department of Biostatistics
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Meta-analysis of correlated traits using summary statistics from GWAS
Date and Time:Tuesday, November 19th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Xiaofeng Zhu, PhD
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Case Western Reserve University
Intro to meta-analysis of complex data: Bayesian network meta-analysis for unordered categorical outcomes with incomplete data
Date and Time:Wednesday, November 6th, 11:00-12:00pm,
Lecturer:Thomas Trikalinos, PhD
Associate Professor
Health Services, Policy & Practice
The School of Public Health
Brown University
Characterizing Genomic Variation from Both Known and Unknown Sources
Date and Time:

Tuesday, October 8th, 10:30-11:30am,

--Cancelled Due to Government Shutdown--

Lecturer:John Storey, PhD
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics
Department of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
Statistical challenges for the analysis of human longevity data in families
Date and Time:Wednesday, September 18th, 11:00-12:00pm,
Lecturer:Jeanine Houwing Duistermaat, PhD
Departments of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands
Association Mapping of Rare Variants in Samples with Related Individuals
Date and Time:Wednesday, May 22nd, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Mary Sara McPeek, PhD
Departments of Statistics and Human Genetics
University of Chicago
Detecting gene-gene interactions in genome-wide case-control studies
Date and Time:Monday, April 29th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Weichuan Yu, PhD
Associate Professor
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong
The risk of miscarriage following immunization of the bivalent Human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 vaccine: A Bayesian approach
Date and Time:Friday, April 26th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Bingshu Eric Chen, PhD
Senior Biostatistician, NCIC Clinical Trials Group
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics
Queen's University
Ontario, Canada
Contribution of socioeconomic contextual measures to hepatocellular carcinoma incidence and chronic liver disease mortality
Date and Time:Wednesday, April 5th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Jacqueline Major, PhD
Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
A Bivariate Model for Simultaneous Testing in Bioinformatics Data
Date and Time:Thursday, March 21th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Haim Y. Bar, PhD
Cornell University
Department of Statistical Science
Ithaca, NY
Landmark Prediction of Long Term Survival Incorporating Intermediate Event Information
Date and Time:Wednesday, February 27th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Layla Parast, PhD
Associate Statistician
The Rand Corporation
Santa Monica, CA
Robust Estimation for 'When to Initiate Treatment' in HIV-Infected Persons in the United States
Date and Time:Wednesday, February 6th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Sherri Rose, PhD
NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Microbiome, Metagenomics, and High-dimensional Compositional Data Analysis
Date and Time:Wednesday, January 23, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Hongzhe Li, PhD
Dept of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania
Perelman School of Medicine


A class of generalized conditionally autoregressive models
Date and Time:Friday, December 14th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Veronica Berrocal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biostatistics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
School of Public Health
Methods for detecting somatic mutations and driver genes in cancer exomic sequencing studies
Date and Time:Monday, October 29th, 10:30-11:30am,
Lecturer:Xing Hua, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Re-ranking Next Generation Sequencing Variants for Accurate Causal Variant Identification
Date and Time:Tuesday, September 25th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Laura Faye
PhD Candidate
University of Toronto
Large-scale evidence and meta-research in genomic and molecular epidemiology
Date and Time:Wednesday, September 19th, 1:00-2:00pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Orestis Panagiotou, MD
Research Associate, PhD Candidate
Dept of Hygiene and Epidemiology
University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Greece
Genome-wide localization of protein-DNA binding and histone modification by a Bayesian Change-Point method with ChIP-seq data
Date and Time:Tuesday, June 7th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Yifan Mo
PhD Candidate
Stony Brook University
Calibration, Expertise and the Aggregation of Probabilistic Judgments
Date and Time:Monday, May 7th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Dr. Steve Hora
Director, CREATE
Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events
University of Southern California
Structural Equation Modeling in Behavioral Research
Date and Time:Friday, April 27th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Natalia Frishman, MD
PhD Candidate
Iowa State University
The use of the stochastic g-computation formula in causal inference
Date and Time:Tuesday, April 24th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Rhian Daniel, PhD
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Evaluating etiologic heterogeneity among molecular subtypes in colorectal cancer:
Obesity and β-catenin expression status in tumor
Date and Time:Monday, April 23rd, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Aya Kuchiba, PhD
Research Fellow
Department of Medical Oncology
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School
Testing for Genetic Associations Under Arbitrarily Complex Population Structure
Date and Time:Tuesday, April 10th, 11:00-12:00pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Minsun Song, PhD
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integravie Genomics
Princeton University
Prediction of county-level cancer incidence rates and counts in the United States
Date and Time:Wednesday, March 28th, 1:30-2:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Binbing Yu, PhD
Chief, Biometry Section
Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry
National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Estimation of genetic effects in multiple cases family studies using penalized maximum likelihood methodology
Date and Time:Friday, April 6th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Roula Tsonaka, PhD
Department of Medical Statistics and Bioinformatics
Leiden University Medical Center
The Netherlands
Stochastic Functional Data Analysis: A Diffusion Model-based Approach
Date and Time:Thursday, March 15th, 1:30-2:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Bin Zhu, PhD
Post-Doctoral Associate
Department of Statistical Science & Center for Human Genetics
Duke University
Bayesian graphical models for multivariate functional data
Date and Time:Wednesday, March 7th 1:30-2:30pm, EPS/6081
Lecturer:Hongxiao Zhu, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Statistical Science
Duke University
Evaluation of removable statistical interaction for binary traits
Date and Time:Wednesday, March 7th 9:00-10:00am, EPS/6081
Lecturer:Jaya M. Satagopan, PhD
Associate Member
Associate Professor of Public Health
Academic Research Track
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
When is a large sample not so large? Non-intuitive behavior in high-throughput association analyses
Date and Time:Wednesday, February 1st 10:30-11:30am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Kenneth Rice, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington
Contrasting age-specific lung cancer mortality trend in California and other parts of the United States
Date and Time:Thursday, January 26th 10:30-11:30am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Ahmedin Jemal, PhD
Vice President
Surveillance Research
American Cancer Society
A unified framework for association analysis of multiple related phenotypes
Date and Time:Wednesday, January 11th 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Matthew Stephens, PhD
Professor, Dept of Human Genetics
Professor, Dept of Statistics
University of Chicago


Functional Variants and Human Diversity
Date and Time:Thursday, December 15th 10:30-11:30am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Nicholas J. Schork, PhD
Director, Bioinformatics and Biostatistics
The Scripps Translational Science Institute
Director of Research, Scripps Genomic Medicine
Professor, Dept of Molectular and Experimental Medicine
The Scripps Research Institute
Multi-stage latent class regression with accommodation for differential item functioning
Date and Time:Friday, December 9th 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Karen Bandeen-Roche, PhD
Professor of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Optimizing Randomized Trial Designs to Distinguish which Subpopulations Benefit from Treatment
Date and Time:Monday, November 14th 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Michael A. Rosenblum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Bloomberg School of Public Health
Leveraging age and other covariates to increase power in association studies
Date and Time:Friday, September 2nd, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Alkes Price, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Optical technologies for the detection of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia: algorithm development and novel statistical methodology
Date and Time:Wednesday, August 24th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Jose-Miguel Yamal, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics
The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston School of Public Health
False discovery rate control in peak-calling for ChIP-seq data analysis
Date and Time:Tuesday, July 26th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Faming Liang, PhD
Professor, Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Inverse Regression versus Principal Components for regression and classification
Date and Time:Friday, July 22nd, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Liliana Forzani, PhD
Associate Professor
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
Extended Instrumental Variables Estimation for Overall Effects
Date and Time:Wednesday, July 6th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Dylan Small, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
A Sequential Combined p-value Test for Multiple Hypothesis Testing and its Application in Significance Analysis in Genomic Studies
Date and Time:Friday, June 3rd, 11:00-12:00pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Shunpu Zhang, PhD
Professor, Dept. of Statistics
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Measurement Error Modeling: Concepts and Methods - Part II
Date and Time:Friday, May 27th, 11:00-12:00pm, 6116/405
Lecturer:Dr. Raymond J. Carroll
Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and Toxicology
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Some statistical techniques for analyzing health disparity and disease trends
Date and Time:Friday, April 29th, 1:30-2:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Sarat Dass, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Statistics and Probability
Michigan State University
What's New in Causal Inference - From Propensity Scores and Mediation to External Validity and Surrogate Endpoints
Date and Time:Monday, April 11th, 12:00-1:30pm, 6116/405
Lecturer:Judea Pearl, PhD
Professor, Computer Science & Statistics
University of CA, Los Angeles
Measurement Error Modeling: Concepts and Methods
Date and Time:Friday, April 8th, 10:30-11:30am, 6116/405
Lecturer:Dr. Raymond J. Carroll
Distinguished Professor of Statistics, Nutrition and Toxicology
Department of Statistics
Texas A&M University
Inferring Interactions among Discrete Covariates
Date and Time:Monday, March 14th, 11:30-2:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Jun S. Liu, PhD
Professor, Dept of Biostatistics
Harvard University
You can’t spell Genetic Epidemiology without Epigenetics
Date and Time:Wednesday, February 23rd, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Margaret Dani Fallin, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Analysis and Replication of Complex Trait Rare Variant Association Studies: Application to Next Generation Sequence Data
Date and Time:Friday, January 28th, 1:30-2:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Suzanne M. Leal, PhD
Professor, Dept of Melecular and Human Genetics
Baylor College of Medicine
Making gene-set analysis interpretable and practical
Date and Time:Tuesday, January 25th, 10:30-11:30pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Simina M. Boca
Doctoral Student, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins University
Predicting Treatment Efficacy via Quantitative MRI: A Bayesian Joint Model
Date and Time:Friday, January 14th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Jincao Wu
Biostatistics Department
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Estimation of Odds Ratios of Genetic Variants for the Secondary Phenotypes Associated with Primary Diseases: Association of CHRNA5-A3 Genetic Locus to Smoking
Date and Time:Thursday, December 7th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Sanjay Shete, PhD
Director, Biomathematics and Biostatistics Program, GSBS, Dept of Epidemiology
U of Texas - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Individual Patient Data Meta-Analysis: Issues and Methods
Date and Time:Thursday, November 18th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Stephanie Kovalchik
Doctoral Student, Department of Biostatistics, UCLA
A unified framework combining co-inheritance and association for the identification of rare variants in complex diseases, with application to autism
Date and Time:Monday, November 8th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Iuliana Ionita-Laza
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Network Inference by High Dimensional Data
Date and Time:Monday, October 18th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Pei Wang, PhD
Assistant Member, Public Health Sciences Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Nonparametric and semiparametric estimation for length-biased and right-censored data
Date and Time:Wednesday, September 22nd, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Chiung-yu Huang, PhD
Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Branch, NIAID
Mapping Complex Traits in Genetically Admixed Populations
Date and Time:Friday, August 27th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Hua Tang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Genetics
Stanford University
Minimum Disparity Estimate for Continuous Models with Independent and Dependent Data
Date and Time:Friday, August 20th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Ziliang Li, PhD
University of Maryland, College Park
Statistical reproducibility in genomics and surrogate variable analysis
Date and Time:Tuesday, July 13th, 10:30-11:30, EPS/511
Lecturer:Jeff Leek, PhD
Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Evaluation of the Randomized Placebo-Phase Design for Clinical Trials
Date and Time:Monday, June 7th, 10:30, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Stephanie L. Shook
Department of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
Finding rare variants affecting disease risk by genetic matching and a test for mixtures
Date and Time:Thursday, June 3rd, 10:30, EPN/G
Lecturer:Kathryn Roeder, PhD
Professor, Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Matching Methods for Estimating the Effect on Survival of a Time-Dependent Treatment
Date and Time:Friday, March 12th, 10:30-11:30, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Doug E. Schaubel, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan


What was your question again? The perils of using observational data to answer questions other than the one you might wish to ask
Date and Time:Tuesday, December 1st, 10:30-11:30, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Miguel Hernan, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
Analysis of copy number variations using high-density SNP genotyping data and the next-generation resequencing data
Date and Time:Thursday, November 12th, 10:30-11:30, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Mingyao Li, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania
A spatial scan statistic for survival data
Date and Time:Wednesday, October 21st, 11:00am-12:00pm, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Lan Huang, PhD
Food & Drug Administration
Hunting for Significance in Large Scale Multiple Testing Problems
Date and Time:Friday, September 25th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/6005
Lecturer:Martin Posch, PhD
Section of Medical Statistics, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
ABC of Ovarian Cancer Screening – Algorithms, Biomarkers, and Clinical Trials
Date and Time:Thursday, September 3rd, 10:30-11:30am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Steven J. Skates, Ph.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Monte Carlo Methods for Statistical Computation and Inference - A 3 Session Short Course
Date and Time:July 20th, 24th and 29th 2:00-3:00pm, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Faming Liang, PhD
Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
Risk SNPs and Prostate Cancer: Estimation of Relative Risks from Pedigrees by Retrospective Likelihoods
Date and Time:Wednesday, June 3rd, 10:30-11:30am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Daniel J. Schaid, PhD
Mayo Clinic, Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics
An Approximate Conditional Likelihood Approach for Risk Estimation in GWAS and Coefficient Shrinkage
Date and Time:Monday, June 1st, 10:30-11:30am, EPN/7107
Lecturer:Arpita Ghosh, PhD
Dept of Biostatistics, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Composite Likelihood: Some Biomedical Applications
Date and Time:Wednesday, May 27th, 11:00-12:00pm, EPS/230
Lecturer:Kung-Yee Liang, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, JHU
Threshold Regression and Analytical Time for Survival Analysis With Applications in Epidemiology and Clinical Trials
Date and Time:Tuesday, April 28th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Mei-Ling Ting Lee, PhD
University of Maryland, College Park
Improving efficiency of inferences in randomized clinical trials using auxiliary covariates
Date and Time:Wednesday, April 15th, 11:00-12:00pm, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Marie Davidian, PhD
Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University
Correcting for Skewness in QTL Mapping Using Extended Pedigrees and Its Application to Gene Expression Linkage Analysis
Date and Time:Thursday, March 26th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Jianxin Shi, PhD
Department of Statistics, Stanford University
Estimating copy number and modeling uncertainty in high-throughput genotyping arrays
Date and Time:Tuesday, March 10th, 11:30-12:30pm, EPS/6005
Lecturer:Robert Scharpf, PhD
Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Semiparametric Estimation and Inference for Distributional and General Treatment Effects
Date and Time:Monday, March 9th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Jing Cheng, PhD
Department of Epidemiology & Health Policy Research, University of Florida
Selecting SNPs to Correctly Predict Ethnicity
Date and Time:Thursday, March 5th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Joshua Sampson, PhD
Center for Statistical Genetics, Yale University
Recent Developments in Bayesian Nonparametrics with Biological Application
Date and Time:Thursday, February 26th, 1:00-2:00pm, 6116/405
Lecturer:Adam Branscum, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Statistics, & Epidemiology, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Smoothing Evaluation of biomarkers as principal surrogate endpoints
Date and Time:Thursday, February 19th, 10:00-11:00am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Ying Huang, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle
Smoothing Age-Period-Cohort Models: A Generalized Additive Model Approach
Date and Time:Friday, February 6th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Bei Jiang, PhD
Department of Mathematics & Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta
Bayesian Modeling of ChIP-chip Data Using Latent Variables
Date and Time:Friday, January 16th, 10:30-11:30am, EPS/511
Lecturer:Faming Liang, PhD
Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University


Bayesian Inference on Changes in Response Densities over Predictor Clusters
Date and Time:Tuesday, December 16th, 10-11am, EPS/7107
Lecturer:Amy Herring, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
On parametric bootstrap methods in multi-level models with applications in small area estimation and related problems
Date and Time:Tuesday, November 18th, 10-12pm, EPS/511
Lecturer:Partha Lahiri, PhD
Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of MD
Meta Analysis for Rare Events
Date and Time:Monday, November 10th
Lecturer:Louise Ryan, PhD
Henry Pickering Walcott Professor of Biostatistics, Harvard University
Using the Whole Cohort in the Analysis of Case-Cohort Data
Date and Time:Thursday, October 30th
Visiting Scholar:Dr. Norman Breslow
Biostatistics School of Public Health, University of Washington & Member of the Biostatistics Program Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Cancer
Efficient Analysis of Associations between Haplotypes and Quantitative Traits in Family Studies
Date and Time:Friday, June 6th
Lecturer:Guoqing Diao PhD
Department of Statistics, George Mason University
Applications of Nonparametric Bayes Methods in Epidemiology and Genetics
Date and Time:Thursday, May 15th
Lecturer:David Dunson PhD
Biostatistics Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Mixture Modeling and Outlier Detection in Microarray Data Analysis
Date and Time:Friday, April 18th
Lecturer:Nysia George PhD
Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University
Modeling cancer progression via pathway dependencies
Date and Time:Friday, April 4th
Lecturer:Sayan Mukherjee PhD
Department of Statistical Science, Duke University
Disparities in Defining Disparities: Statistical Conceptual Frameworks
Date and Time:Friday, March 7th
Lecturer:Xiao-Li Meng PhD
Professor & Chair, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
Bayesian variable selection methods for the analysis of genomic data
Date and Time:Wednesday, February 6th
Lecturer:Mahlet Tadesse PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Georgetown University


Summarizing and Modeling Multi-Locus Linkage Disequilibrium Patterns
Date and Time:Friday, December 7
Lecturer:Sheng Feng PhD
Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Duke University
Summarizing Statistical Interaction and Sufficient Cause Interaction
Date and Time:Tuesday, November 20
Lecturer:Tyler J. VanderWeele PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Studies, University of Chicago
Hazard and Rate Regression in the Presence of Differential Selection or Termination Probability
Date and Time:Friday, October 26
Lecturer:Qing Pan PhD
Statistics Department, George Washington University
Analysis of Smoking Cessation Patterns Using a Stochastic Mixed Effects Model with a Latent Cured State
Date and Time:Tuesday, June 19
Lecturer:Sheng Luo
Biostatistics Branch, DCEG & Johns Hopkins University
Population Structures and Genetic Case-Control Association Studies
Date and Time:Friday, April 27
Lecturer:Gang Zheng PhD
Office of Biostatistics Research, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Weight change and mortality
Date and Time:Monday, April 23
Lecturer:Hanno Ulmer PhD
Department of Medical Statistics, Innsbruck Medical University
Semiparametric Regression of Multi-Dimensional Genetic Pathway Data: Least Squares Kernel Machines and Linear Mixed Models
Date and Time:Tuesday, April 10
Lecturer:Xihong Lin PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University
Genetic Studies for Ordinal Traits
Date and Time:Wednesday, January 24
Lecturer:Heping Zhang PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Yale University School of Medicine



Augmented Designs to Assess Immune Response in Vaccine Trials
Date and Time:Monday, June 12, 2006, 1:00-2:00 pm, EPS 7101
Lecturer:Dean Follmann PhD,
Assistant Director for Biostatistics, NIAID, Chief Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Imputation Variance Estimation by Bootstrap Method for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
Date and Time:Tuesday, February 28, 2006, 10:30-11:30 am, EPS 7101
Lecturer:Yan Li, PhD candidate
Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, College Park
Joint Estimation of Haplotype Frequencies and Association in Cohort Studies using Profile Likelihood Solutions
Date and Time:Friday, January 13, 2006, 11:00-12:00 am, EPS 7101
Lecturer:Tracy L. Bergemann, PhD
University of Minnesota, Division of Biostatistics



Estimating Diagnostic Accuracy From Designs With No Gold Standard Evaluation and With Partial Gold Standard Evaluation
Date and Time:Friday, November 4, 2005, 1:00-2:00, EPS 7107
Lecturer:Paul S. Albert
Biometric Research Branch, NCI/NIH
Does the Z-score method resolve the neonatal mortality paradox?
Date and Time:Tuesday, July 5, 2005, 1:00-2:00 pm, EPS 8101
Lecturer:Enrique Schisterman
Epidemiology Branch, NICHD, NIH
Family history of breast and ovarian cancer and the risk of breast carcinoma in-situ
Date and Time:Thursday, June 2, 2005, 10:30-11:30 am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Elizabeth Claus, PhD, MD
Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
A Model-based Background Adjustment for Oligonucleotide Expression Arrays
Date and Time:April 11, 2005, 1:00-2:00 pm, EPS 7107
Lecturer:Zhijin (Jean) Wu, PhD
Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Nonparametric Binary Regression Using a Gaussian Process Prior
Date and Time:March 11, 2005, 11:00 am, EPS 7101
Lecturer:Anindya Roy
False negative report probability: evaluating a claim that there is no association
Date and Time:February 25, 2005, 10:00 am, EPS 8101
Lecturer:Sholom Wacholder & Hormuzd Katki
On linear combinations of biomarkers to improve diagnostic accuracy
Date and Time:January 14, 2005, 11 am, EPS 7107
Lecturer:Aiyi Liu
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH



Multiple Testing Procedures for Control of the Generalized Family Wise Error Rate and Proportion of False Positives: Applications in Genomics
Date and Time:November 8, 2004, EPS 7107, 11:00-noon
Lecturer:Mark van der Laan
Division of Biostatistics, University of California, Berkeley
Likelihood based methods to estimate effects of unobserved, unlinked loci in association studies: applications to the ApoE locus and Alzheimer's disease
Date and Time:October 5, 2004
Lecturer:Stefan Bohringer
University of Essen, Germany
Statistical Methods For Analysis of Microarray Time Course Gene Expression Data
Date and Time:July 6, 2004, 10:30am, EPS 7107
Lecturer:Hongzhe Li
UC Davis School of Medicine
Analysis and design of haplotype-tagging studies of complex disease
Date and Time:June 16, 2004, 1:00 pm, EPS, Room 8101
Lecturer:Peter Kraft
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston
Two-stage Genotyping in Genetic Association (abstract)
Date and Time:April 27, 2004, 11:00 am, EPS/Room 7107
Lecturer:Jaya Satagopan
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Genetic Association Studies Using Haplotypes (abstract)
Date and Time:April 13, 2004, 1:00-2:00 pm, EPS T-41
Lecturer:Glen A. Satten
National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta
Exploiting Gene-environment Independence in Population- and Family-based Case-control Studies
Date and Time:March 11, 2004, 10:30 am, EPN/G
Lecturer:Nilanjan Chatterjee
National Cancer Institute
Validation of Models for Prediction of BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations
Date and Time:January 30, 2004, 11:00 am, EPS T-41
Lecturer:Sining Chen
Johns Hopkins University

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