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Eli LIlly Recruitment and Collaboration Visit

Brian Millen and Oksana Chkrebtii Discuss Research Over Cake

On September 29, 2016, Eli Lilly Statistician and Senior Research Advisor Brian Millen visited Ohio State University. He took time to get to know the students and faculty of the Statistics and Biostatistics graduate programs. Since Eli Lilly's headquarters is just a few hours down the road in Indianapolis, we look forward to developing collaborations and look forward to welcoming him back to Ohio State soon.

2016 Statistics and Biostatistics Graduate Student Poster Session

 Yihan Sui discusses her work with Lo-Bin Chang

Students and faculty alike enjoyed the 2016 annual Statistics and Biostatistics Graduate Student Poster Session, held in the Cunz Hall atrium on September 15. Two of the eight posters were presented by Biostatistics PhD students:

  • Ranran Dong on "Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials With Two Layers Of Clustering: Designs And Comparisons Of Power"
  • Yihan Sui on "Modeling Disease Incidence by Using Spatial Temporal Multivariate Poisson Model."

During the session, senior graduate students discussed their research work with graduate students and faculty across the Statistics and Biostatistics programs while enjoying some light refreshments. In addition to learning about the new biostatistical work, the event was a wonderful chance to catch up with friends and colleagues and meet new students at the start of the new academic year.

Congratulations Ranran and Yihan!

PhD Students present at the 2016 Joint Statistical Meetings

Brittney Bailey with Darius McDaniel, Michael Thomas, and Jemar Bather at JSM

In early August, many of the Biostatistics PhD students traveled to Chicago to attend sessions explaining cutting-edge biostatistical developments, explore employment opportunities and meet colleagues and friends at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM). Ohio State student Brittney Bailey was even featured on the JSM website front page!  The photo (linked above) shows her strengthening her network at the Student Mixer. Four Ohio State Biostatistics PhD students presented their work over the course of the five-day event:

  • Brittney Bailey, joint with A. Shoben: "Analyzing Binary Outcome Data from a Partially Clustered Design"
  • Mark Burch: "Law of Large Numbers for Generalized Network-Based SIR Models"
  • Ranran Dong, joint with A. Shoben: "Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Controlled Trials with Two Layers of Clustering: Designs and Comparisons of Power"
  • Rong Lu, joint with G. Rempala: "Sobol Sensitivity Indices Under Generalized Linear Models"

Congratulations Brittney, Mark, Ranran, and Rong!

Brittney Bailey Wins the 2015-2016 Lester R. Curtin Award

Brittney Bailey Headshot

Congratulations to Brittney, who was awarded the Lester R. Curtin award, "established to help promising young health statisticians get the skills and training they need to make significant contributions in their area of study" (ASA website). Brittney traveled to the Conference on Statistical Practice in February to receive her award. She is the second Ohio State Biostatistics student to receive this award in the last three years. Again, congratulations Brittney!

2015 Statistics and Biostatistics Graduate Student Poster Session

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The Division of Biostatistics along with the Department of Statistics held their annual poster session on September 24, 2015. The event provided an opportunity for guests to view student work and ask questions. More photos from the event are posted in this slideshow.

Alumnus Robert Ashmead Featured in the College of Public Health News

 
A rising star has emerged from the College of Public Health, Division of Biostatistics. Robert Ashmead, PhD ‘14, is a recipient of The Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association Student Paper Competition. Ashmead will present his work at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings, the largest gathering of statisticians in North America, held in Seattle this August. Read more here.

Student Dave Kline Featured in ASA Presidential Address

One of our own PhD students, Dave Kline, was featured in the 2014 ASA Presidential Address! Dave's appearance starts at approximately 13:20 in the video.

Biostatistics Graduate Students Presented at the JSM 2015

The Interdisciplinary Biostatistics PhD program was represented well at the 2015 Joint Statistical Meetings in Seattle August 8th through August 13th by three of our graduate students. JSM (the Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. The students and their topics are listed below:

  • Brittney Bailey, joint with A. Shoben and R. Foraker: “The Impact of Modeling Strategy and Informative Censoring on Estimated Readmission Risk”
  • Rong Lu, joint with R. Smith, M. Seweryn, D. Wang, A. Webb, W. Sadee, and G. Rempala "Allele-Specific RNA Expression Modeling Using Finite Mixture Models"
  • Fangyuan Zhang, joint with S. Lin: "Imprinting and and Maternal Effects Based on Partial Likelihood"

Biostatistics student paper selected by ASA

The time Robert Ashmead has committed to research has paid off. The fifth-year doctoral student in the Interdisciplinary PhD Program in Biostatistics is the recipient of the American Statistical Association (ASA) Survey Research Methods, Government Statistics, and Social Statistics Sections’ Student Paper Award.

Congratulations, Robert!

PhD student wins ASA's Lester R. Curtin Award

Dave Kline, a Biostatistics PhD student working with Dr. Eloise Kaizar, has won the ASA's inaugural Lester R. Curtin award.

Congratulations, Dave!

Several graduate students to present at the 2013 JSM meeting

JSM (The Joint Statistical Meetings) is the largest gathering of statisticians held in North America. It is held jointly with eight different statistical societies. The 2013 Joint Statistical Meetings will take place in Montreal, Canada, August 3 - 8, 2013. The Biostatistics PhD program will be represented by several of our graduate students! The students and their topics are listed below:

      • Robert Ashmead: “A Causal Framework for Intervention Evaluation with Survey Data”
      • Shasha Bai, joint with A. Shoben and H. Nagaraja: “Simultaneous Inference of Method Agreement and Rater Reliability Through General Clustered Repeated-Measures Data”
      • Kevin Donges, joint with C. Calder and D. Wheeler, Virginia Commonwealth University: “A Simulation Study of the Effect of Study Duration on Modeling Environmental Risk of Cancer”
      • Alice Hinton, joint with H. Nagaraja: “Estimation of Misclassification Rates in Discriminant Analysis with Normal Populations”
      • Danielle Sullivan, joint with R. Andridge: “Hot Deck Imputation of Nonignorable Missing Data with Sensitivity Analysis”

Koch Fellowship Award

Kevin Donges, a Biostatistics PhD student, was named the inaugural recipient of the Gary G. and Carolyn Koch Fellowship in Biostatistics.