Biostatistics Seminar Series for Clinical and Translational Scientists - Fall 2012
All seminars will take place in 219 Brinkhous-Bullitt (the large seminar room in TraCS) on Thursdays from 1-2:30, with one exception. Below is the list of our scheduled speakers along with tentative titles:
9/13 - Mario Chen, PhD, from Family Health International (now FHI 360), Introduction to Meta Analysis
9/26, 11-12:30 - Anastasia Ivanova, PhD, UNC Biostatistics, Adaptive Designs and Use of Placebos in Randomized Trials
10/11 - Paul Stewart, PhD, UNC Biostatistics, Longitudinal Linear and Nonlinear Models
10/25 - Jianwen Cai, PhD, UNC Biostatistics, Survival Analysis with Recurrent Events
11/8 - Hongtu Zhu, PhD, UNC Biostatistics, Statistical Issues in Imaging Studies
12/6 - Jason Fine, ScD, UNC Biostatistics, Statistical Methods in Diagnostic Medicine
The goal of this series is to provide clinical and translational researchers who have basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods with a more in depth understanding of selected topics and to introduce them to more advanced methods.
The target audience for the seminar series includes junior clinical and translational scientists who currently serve as or plan to serve as Principal Investigators leading interdisciplinary research teams that include biostatisticians. For example, this includes junior faculty in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry.
Emphasis is placed on what clinical and translational researchers collaborating with biostatisticians most need to understand about a statistical method or concept in order to recognize whether a methodology is potentially relevant to their research aim and choice of study design, and appropriately interpret results of analyses using the methodology.
Topics will build on material covered in Bios 541 and Bios 542. A potential list of topics has been identified from issues commonly arising in applied research collaborations between clinical and translational researchers and biostatistics faculty.
To receive information about future sessions, contact NCTraCS_BiosSeminar@unc.edu.