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.

2017 Sessions

Date / Time Topic / Location Presenter
Friday 9/8/17
10:30 am - Noon
Bondurant G-010
Power and Sample Size
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Todd Schwartz, DrPh
UNC Department of Biostatistics and School of Nursing
Friday 9/22/17
10:30 am - Noon
Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling
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Annie Green Howard, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics
Friday 10/6/17
10:30 am - Noon
Prediction Models
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Jeff Laux, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics and NC TraCS
Friday 11/3/17
10:30 am - Noon
Pilot Study Design and Review
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Paul Stewart, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics
Friday 11/17/17
10:30 am - Noon
Adaptive Bayesian Clinical Trial Design in the Presence of Historical Control Data with Application to Post-Market Safety Outcomes Trials
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Matthew Psioda, PhD
UNC Department of Biostatistics

All sessions held in Brinkhous-Bullitt, Room 219 unless otherwise noted | Directions to Brinkhous-Bullitt