Medical College of Wisconsin Biostatistics Events

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Biostats Seminar Series

As part of the PhD curriculum between six to eight well-established statistician Professors are invited to speak with Biostats faculty and students during the academic calendar year. The aims is to expand our vision and knowledge for current advancement in statistics.
2023 Seminar Series 
The 2023 Seminar Series will resume in September 2023. Please check back for upcoming announcements soon.
2022 Seminar Series

12/06/2022: Deep Neural Networks with Knockoff Features Identify Non-Linear Causal Relations and Estimate Effect Sizes in Complex Biological Systems | Hyun Jung (HJ) Park, PhD, University of Pittsburgh's School of Public Health (PDF)

11/15/2022: Accelerated Fitting of Joints Models | Yan Gao, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division of Biostatistics (PDF)

11/04/2022: Optimising Group Sequential and Adaptive Designs: Where Frequentist meets Bayes | Christopher Jennison, PhD, University of Bath, United Kingdom (PDF)

10/04/2022: Using Selection and Machine Learning Approaches to Predict Mortality Outcome | Stacy Zhang, PhD, New York University, Long Island School of Medicine (PDF)

09/27/2022: Spatio-Temporal Process Monitoring Using Exponentially Weighted Spatial LASSO |Kai Yan, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division of Biostatistics (PDF)

04/19/2022: What is Old is New Again: Pragmatism, Marvin Zelen, and Advanced Care Planning | Nick M. Pajewski, PhD, Wake Forest University (PDF)

04/18/2022: Predictive Analysis: On Knee X-ray Image and Mosquito Spectral Data | Manzur Farazi, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. / Department of Pediatric Surgery (PDF)

04/14/2022: Statistical Methods for Integrative Analyses of High Dimensional Datasets | Sean McCabe, PhD, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health (PDF)

04/12/2022: Scalable Risk Modeling for Administrative Databases and Disease Registries | Wenbo Wu, PhD, University of Michigan (PDF)

04/05/2022: Statistical Method for Multivariate Survival and Competing Risks Data in Case Co-hurt Design | Soyoung Kim, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division of Biostatistics (PDF)

03/22/2022: Development and Validation of the Diabetes Outcome Model for the US (DOMUS)| Aaron N. Winn, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / School of Pharmacy (PDF)

03/08/2022: Design and Analysis Considerations for an Umbrella Trial for Acute Myeloid Leukemia | Megan Othus, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (PDF)

02/22/2022: Designing Case-Cohort Studies | Jianwen Cai, PhD, University of North Carolina (PDF)

2021 Seminar Series

12/05/2021: Bayesian Knockoff Generators for Robust inference under complex data structure | Michael Martens, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division of Biostatistics (PDF)

11/16/2021: A unified linear mixed model for familial relatedness and population structure in genetic association studies | Tao Wang, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division of Biostatistics (PDF)

10/05/2021: CAR T-cell therapy: Clinical Outcomes and Statistical Considerations | Amy Moskop, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Department of Pediatrics / Children's Wisconsin (PDF)

2020 Seminar Series

02/25/2020: Structural Bioinformatics and the Next Frontiers of Genetic Data Interpretation | Michael Zimmermann, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (PDF)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact, the Biostats 2020 seminar series was canceled until further notice. These steps were in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and MCW internal leadership's guidelines and recommendations at the time.

Other Statistical Lectures & Meetings

ASA Wisconsin Chapter

06/07 - 06/08: Ensemble Learning with Bayesian Additive Regression Trees | Robert E. McCulloch, PhD, Professor, School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University & Rodney Sparapani, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Medical College of Wisconsin

11/05/2021:State of the Art Strategies for Addressing Selection Bias when Comparing Two or More Treatment Groups | Daniel McCaffrey, PhD, Associate Vice Presidents, ETS Insights

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

05/26/2023: CTSI Spotlight Seminar Series: Working with EHR Data: Defining Your Outcomes | Sergey Tarima, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

04/28/2023: CTSI Spotlight Seminar Series: Working with EHR Data: Defining the Study Cohort | Aniko Szabo, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics

03/31/2023: CTSI Spotlight Seminar Series: Designing Observational Studies Using Electronic Health Record Data | Ruta Brazauskas, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics

07/15/2022: An Introduction to Big Data Mining of Electronic Health Record with Jupyterhub, R, SQL, and SAS | Kristen Osinski, Senior Enterprise Business Analyst, CTSI; Rodney Sparapani, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics; Bradley Taylor, MBA, Chief Research Informatics Officer, CTSI (PDF)

10/09/2020 Simple Statistics with Excel | Aniko Szabo, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Inc. (MCW) / Division Biostatistics (PDF)

Data Peers | Networking Group

Data Peers is a unique opportunity to learn and network with professionals who work with data on a daily basis in our community, including MCW, Children’s Wisconsin, UW-Milwaukee, Zablocki VA, and Marquette. The meet-up is a mix of presentations and networking opportunities that provide you with valuable insights into the daily work of our speakers.

During these sessions, attendees have the chance to hear from a variety of departments and learn about the innovative work being done in the field of data analysis. The speakers provide valuable insights into their daily work, allowing us to gain a better understanding of the latest trends, technologies, and methodologies in the industry.

Upcoming Events:

October 11, 2023: 3:00 - 4:00pm, HUB A9030
November 1, 2023: 3:00 - 4:00pm, HUB A6628
December 6, 2023: 3:00 - 4:00pm, HUB A2545