Biostatistics Seminar Series

We provide clinical and translational researchers who have basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods with a more in depth understanding of selected topics and introduce them to more advanced methods.

Target audience includes junior clinical and translational scientists who currently serve as or plan to serve as Principal Investigators leading interdisciplinary research teams that include biostatisticians — examples include the School of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Dentistry schools.

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.

2016 Sessions

Date / Time Topic / Location Presenter
Friday 9/9/16
10:30 am - Noon
Statistical Principles in Design and Analysis of Randomized Trials
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Mark Weaver, PhD
UNC Departments of Medicine and Biostatistics
Friday 9/23/16
10:30 am - Noon
DSMBs and Interim Analysis
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Sonia Davis, DrPH
UNC Department of Biostatistics, Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center
Friday 10/7/16
10:30 am - Noon
Placebo Response, Sham Surgery and Response-Adaptive Randomization
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Anastasia Ivanova, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics
Friday 11/4/16
10:30 am - Noon
Detecting Safety Signals in Clinical Trials
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Richard C. Zink, PhD
JMP Life Sciences, SAS Institute, UNC Department of Biostatistics
Friday 11/18/16
10:30 am - Noon
Cluster-Randomized Trials and Stepped-Wedge Designs
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John S. Preisser, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics
Friday 12/2/16
10:30 am - Noon
Randomization-Based Nonparametric Analysis Methods for Randomized Trials
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Gary Koch, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics

All sessions held at Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219 | Directions to Brinkhous-Bullitt