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Biostatistics Journal Club: What is an Estimand? How do we Choose a Clinically Meaningful Estimand for a Comparative Clinical Study? – October 12

October 12, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: What is an Estimand? How do we Choose a Clinically Meaningful Estimand for a Comparative Clinical Study?

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Biostatistics Journal Club: Directional Testing in Mediation Analysis – November 9

November 9, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: Directional Testing in Mediation Analysis. Jonathan Dreyfuss, PhD, Joslin Diabetes Center, will discuss directional testing in mediation analysis.

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Biostatistics short course: Incorporating Functional Data into Statistical Models – December 2

December 2, 2022

Biostatistics short course: Incorporating Functional Data into Statistical Models. Todd Ogden, PhD, Columbia University will discuss incorporating functional data into statistical models.

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Biostatistics Journal Club: Statistical Considerations in Studies of Assisted Reproduction – December 7

December 7, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: Statistical Considerations in Studies of Assisted Reproduction. Laura Dodge, ScD,Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will discuss statistical considerations in studies of assisted reproduction. 

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Biostatistics Journal Club: Statistical Methods in COVID-Related Studies – May 4

May 4, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: Statistical Methods in COVID-Related Studies. Speaker: Wei Wang, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Annual symposium: Translational Biostatistics – Bridging the Gap Between Complex Statistical Analyses and Clinically Actionable Information – April 29

April 29, 2022

Annual symposium: Translational Biostatistics - Bridging the Gap Between Complex Statistical Analyses and Clinically Actionable Information.

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Biostatistics short course: Precision Medicine – A Statistical Perspective on Estimating the Best Treatment Strategy – April 8

April 8, 2022

Biostatistics short course: Precision Medicine – A Statistical Perspective on Estimating the Best Treatment Strategy. Speaker: Erica Moodie, PhD, McGill University.

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Biostatistics Journal Club: The Interferon Landscape Along the Respiratory Tract Impacts the Severity of COVID-19 – April 6

April 6, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: The Interferon Landscape Along the Respiratory Tract Impacts the Severity of COVID-19. Speaker: Enju Liu, PhD, Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Biostatistics Journal Club: Missing Data Challenges in Electronic Health Records-Based Studies of COVID and Long COVID – March 2

March 2, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: Missing Data Challenges in Electronic Health Records-Based Studies of COVID and Long COVID. Speaker: Tanayott Thaweethai, PhD, Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

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Biostatistics short course: Bayesian Regression Trees – February 18

February 18, 2022

Biostatistics short course: Bayesian Regression Trees. Speaker: Jason Roy, PhD, Rutgers School of Public Health.

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Biostatistics Journal Club: Quantitative Methods and Opportunities in Implementation Science – February 9

February 9, 2022

Biostatistics Journal Club: Quantitative Methods and Opportunities in Implementation Science. Speaker: Elysia Larson, ScD, MPH, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Biostatistics short course: Survival Analysis Based on the Restricted Mean Survival Time – An Alternative to the Proportional Hazards Model – December 10

December 10, 2021

Biostatistics short course: Survival Analysis Based on the Restricted Mean Survival Time – An Alternative to the Proportional Hazards Model. Lu Tian, ScD, Stanford University, will lead discussion.

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Biostatistics journal club: Enhancing Reproducibility of Neuroimaging Research with Large-Scale Open Access Datasets – December 1

December 1, 2021

Biostatistics journal club: Enhancing Reproducibility of Neuroimaging Research with Large-Scale Open Access Datasets. Lisa Nickerson, PhD, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, will lead discussion.

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Biostatistics journal club: A Glimpse of Statistical Methods for Vaccine Evaluation – November 17

November 17, 2021

Biostatistics journal club: A Glimpse of Statistical Methods for Vaccine Evaluation. Hang Lee, PhD, MGH, will lead discussion.

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Biostatistics short course: Statistical Remedies for Flawed Conventions in Medical Research – October 15

October 15, 2021

Biostatistics short course: Statistical Remedies for Flawed Conventions in Medical Research. Peter Thall, PhD, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, discusses problems with a variety of statistical practices commonly used by medical statisticians and physician researchers.

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Biostatistics journal club: Mediation Analysis to Elucidate Pathways in Randomized Trials – October 6

October 6, 2021

Biostatistics journal club: Mediation Analysis to Elucidate Pathways in Randomized Trials. Robert Glynn, PhD, ScD, will present a journal club discussion about mediation analysis in randomized control trials.

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Biostatistics journal club: Predictability of Life Outcomes and Machine Learning Prediction in Social Sciences – April 28

April 28, 2021

Biostatistics journal club: Predictability of Life Outcomes and Machine Learning Prediction in Social Sciences. Discussion on whether framework proposed by authors can serve as a generalizable solution to predictability estimation, and from statistical point of view, the potential factors that might contribute to low estimated predictability.

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Biostatistics symposium: Precision Medicine –  Statistical Opportunities and Challenges – April 14

April 14, 2021

Symposium: Precision Medicine –  Statistical Opportunities and Challenges. Annual symposium featuring speakers from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Pfizer, and other experts.

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Biostatistics short course: Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data – March 24

March 24, 2021

Biostatistics short course: Joint Modelling of Longitudinal and Survival Data. Short course providing an introduction to joint modelling through real applications.

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Biostatistics journal club: Statistical Challenges in COVID-19 Clinical Research – March 3

March 3, 2021

Statistical Challenges in COVID-19 Clinical Research will be presented by Andrea S. Foulkes, ScD, Chief of Biostatistics, Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Medicine (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Biostatistics short course: Group-Based Trajectory Modeling – An Overview and Recent Advances – February 12

February 12, 2021

Biostatistics short course: Group-Based Trajectory Modeling - An Overview and Recent Advances. Daniel S. Nagin, PhD, Carnegie Mellon, will provide an overview of group-based trajectory modeling (GBTM) with a focus on applications in medicine and epidemiology and discuss recent advances in this area.

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Biostatistics journal club: p-Values and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) – February 3

February 3, 2021

Biostatistics journal club: p-Values and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). Review of the NEJM 2019 statistical reporting guidelines and accompanying editorial with a focus on elimination of all p-values in manuscripts except those for a pre-specified primary analysis and multiplicity-adjusted analyses of secondary outcomes.

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Biostatistics short course: Variance Modeling of Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Mobile Health Data – December 4

December 4, 2020

Biostatistics short course: Variance Modeling of Ecological Momentary Assessment (EMA) and Mobile Health Data. Workshop focusing on an adolescent smoking study using EMA at both one and several measurement waves, where interest is on characterizing changes in mood variation associated with smoking.

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Biostatistics journal club: Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone in Practicing Translational Statistics – November 18

November 18, 2020

Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone in Practicing Translational Statistics will be discussed by Lee-Jen Wei, PhD, Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Senior Statistician, Statistical and Data Analysis Center; Director, Industry Partnership Program, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Biostatistics journal club: Adjusting for Treatment Effects in Studies of Quantitative Traits – Anti-Hypertensive Therapy and Systolic Blood Pressure – October 28

October 28, 2020

Biostatistics journal club: Adjusting for Treatment Effects in Studies of Quantitative Traits – Anti-Hypertensive Therapy and Systolic Blood Pressure. Discussion of paper led by Bernard Rosner, PhD, Harvard Medical School. Registration required.

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Biostatistics short course: Modeling Ordinal Categorical Data – October 2

October 2, 2020

Biostatistics short course: Modeling Ordinal Categorical Data. Intermediate level course presenting models for analyzing categorical response variables that have a natural ordering of categories.

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Biostatistics journal club: In-Hospital Mortality by Pump Type for Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Using a Multi-Center Registry Data – Is the Propensity Score and Outcome Model Correct? – September 16

September 16, 2020

Biostatistics journal club: In-Hospital Mortality by Pump Type for Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Using a Multi-Center Registry Data – Is the Propensity Score and Outcome Model Correct? Discussion based around evaluating the association of pump type with in-hospital mortality using data from a multi-center registry.

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Biostatistics journal club: Statistical Errors in Current Phase III Oncology Trials: Are We Managing Them Appropriately? – April 8

April 8, 2020

Statistical Errors in Current Phase III Oncology Trials: Are We Managing Them Appropriately? will be discussed by Changyu Shen PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Statistical Director of the Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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Biostatistics journal club: Novel Mediation Analysis of Human Plasma Proteome and Metabolome Reveals Mediators of Improved Glycemia After Gastric Bypass Surgery – March 11

March 11, 2020

Journal club: Novel Mediation Analysis of Human Plasma Proteome and Metabolome Reveals Mediators of Improved Glycemia After Gastric Bypass Surgery will be discussed by Jonathan Dreyfuss PhD, Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Associate Director of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Core, Joslin Diabetes Center

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