Biostatistics Seminars Attended

I didn't record this unitl 12 Mar 2012 when informed to keep the attendance records.

  1. 14 Mar 2012: Theory and application of statistical methods for causal mediation analysis, Eric Tchetgen Tchetgen, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Epidemiology, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University School of Public Health.
  2. 15 Mar 2012: Fat Chance: Adventures in Debunking, Russell Lyons, PhD, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Indiana University, Bloomington.
  3. 21 Mar 2012: Semiparametric Latent Variable Transformation Models for Multiple Outcomes of Mixed Types, Anna Snavely, PhD Candidate in the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard School of Public Health.
  4. 28 Mar 2012: Estimating Covariate-Adjusted Log Hazard Ratios in Randomized Clinical Trials using Cox Proportional Hazards Models and Nonparametric Randomization Based Analysis of Covariance, Ben Saville, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  5. 11 Apr 2012: Effectiveness of RSV immunoprophylaxis on RSV induced morbidity in high-risk infants, Pingsheng Wu, PhD, MS, Research Assistant Professor of Medicine & Biostatistics, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  6. 20 Apr 2012: Systems Genetics Approaches to Human Disease Susceptibility, Jason H. Moore, PhD, Professor of Genetics, Professor of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School.
  7. 25 Apr 2012: Advances in Pure Likelihood Inference: The Abdication of Multiple Comparisons Adjustments, Jeffrey D. Blume, PhD, Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  8. 2 May 2012: Advances in Pure Likelihood Inference: Evidential Designs for Adaptive Phase Two Trials, Gregory D. (Dan) Ayers, M.S., Senior Associate in Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  9. 16 May 2012: Identification of a set of signature cell-cycle genes whose relative order of phase is conserved across species, Shyamal D. Peddada, PhD, Principal Investigator, Biostatistics Branch National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH).
  10. 23 May 2012: Estimating treatment effects with treatment switching via semi-competing risks models: An application to a colorectal cancer study, Qingxia (Cindy) Chen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  11. 6 June 2012: Disk Diffusion Breakpoint Determination Using an Errors-in-Variables Model Approach, Bruce A. Craig, PhD, Professor, Department of Statistics, Purdue University.
  12. 29 August 2012: Modeling Pediatric Growth for Decision Support, S. Trent Rosenbloom, MD MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  13. 5 September 2012: ROCKET – What's New and What's Next?, Paul A. Harris, PhD, Director, Office of Research Informatics Operations, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  14. 12 September 2012: Basics of functional MRI and standard statistical approaches, Baxter P. Rogers, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, Research Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Radiology & Radiological Sciences, Vanderbilt Unitversity School of Engineering
  15. 26 September 2012: Temporal and Spatial Methods in Imaging Research, Mark Fiecas, PhD, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego
  16. 10 October 2012: Unknowns, Robert D. Collins, MD, Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University
  17. 17 October 2012: “Multiple Decision-Making in the Face of Uncertainty, Edsel A. Peña, PhD, Professor, Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina Columbia
  18. 24 October 2012: Combining computational models with physical observations for inference and prediction, Dave Higdon, PhD, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  19. 31 October 2012: Utilizing external incidence information for risk prediction with cohort data: Application to WHI Colorectal Cancer Data, Dandan Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  20. 14 November 2012: R Package Development with RStudio, Jeff Horner, B.S., Computer Systems Analyst III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  21. 28 November 2012: Cumulative incidence association models for bivariate competing risks data, Yu Cheng, PhD, Department of Statistics, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  22. 5 December 2012: Some New Directions in Statistical Computing, Frank E. Harrell, Jr., PhD, Professor & Chair and Jeff Horner, B.S., Computer Systems Analyst III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  23. 12 December 2012: Controlling Global Error Rates in fMRI Data Analysis, Hakmook Kang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

MS Thursday Skills Workshops Attended

  1. 8 Dec 2011: Continuing Education - A predictive probability design for phase II cancer clinical trials, Li Wang, MS, Biostatistician III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  2. 15 Dec 2011: Continuing Education - Multidimensional Poverty Measurement., Meridith Blevins, MS, Biostatistician III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  3. 5 Jan 2012: Continuing Education - Bayesian information criterion for longitudinal and clustered data, Dr. Frank Harrell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  4. 9 Feb 2012: Continuing Education - Analysis of Observation Studies in the Presence of Treatment Selection Bias, Ayumi Shintani, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  5. 29 Mar 2012: Continuing Education - Applied Nonparametric Bootstrap with Hierarchical and Correlated Data, Matt Shotwell, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  6. 19 Apr 2012: Continuing Education - An Introduction to Penalized Regression Methods, Pengcheng Lu, MS, Biostatistician III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  7. 16 Aug 2012: Continuing Education - Introduction to geospatial data visualization and geographically weighted regression (GWR), Frank Fan, MS, Biostatistician II, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  8. 20 Sep 2012: Continuing Education - Why the central limit theorem doesn't help, Dr. Frank Harrell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  9. 11 Oct 2012: Continuing Education - Partly conditional survival models for longitudinal data, Dr.Johnathan Schildcrout, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Communication Skills Workshops Attended

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Statistical Computing Series (R Clinics) Attended

  1. 8 Dec 2011: Programming Tips For Statisticians, Dr. Robert Greevy, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  2. 9 Feb 2012: Pandas: Powerful data structures for statistical analysis in Python, Chris Fonnesbeck, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  3. 16 Feb 2012: Confidence estimates using rms, Dr. Frank Harrell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  4. 1 Mar 2012: Introduction to Bayesian Survival Modeling in JAGS, Chris Fonnesbeck, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  5. 17 May 2012: Speeding up statistical computations in Python using numexpr and cython, Chris Fonnesbeck, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  6. 24 May 2012: Integrating R and Markdown using knitr for elegant scientific documents, Chris Fonnesbeck, PhD, Instructor, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  7. 19 Oct 2012: Five Favorite Functions, Cole Beck, Computer Systems Analyst III, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  8. 2 Nov 2012: How to Create Nomograms, Dr. Frank Harrell, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

Biostatistics Clinics Attended

I didn't record this until 12 Mar 2012 when informed to keep the attendance records.

2012:

14 Mar, 21 Mar, 28 Mar, 30 Mar, 2 Apr, 11 Apr, 19 Apr, 26 Apr, 2 May, 10 May, 16 May, 17 May, 30 May, 4 June, (missed records during June and September 2012), 28 Sep, 3 Oct, 18 Oct, 2 Nov,

Short Courses Attended

  1. Bayesian data analysis, Webinar taught by Dr. Jim Albert, 16 December 2011, 11 -1pm.
  2. Introduction to Linux/Unix, ACCRE Cluster Computing Classes, 12 December 2011, 2:30-5 p.m.
  3. Introduction to the Compute Cluster, ACCRE Cluster Computing Classes, 13 December 2011, 2:30-5 p.m.
  4. Job Scheduler Details, ACCRE Cluster Computing Classes, 11 January 2012, 2:30-5 p.m.
  5. Regression Modeling Strategies, taught by Dr. Frank Harrell, 7-9 Mar, 2012, 3 days.
  6. Clinical trials and experimental design (BIOS 321), taught by Dr. Tatsuki Koyama, Spring 2012 (Audit).
  7. Modern Applied Statistics with S, taught by Dr. Bill Venables, UseR! 2012, 11 June 2012, one day.
  8. Fitting and evaluating mixed models using lme4, taught by Dr. Douglas Bates, UseR! 2012, 12 June 2012, half day.
  9. Design of the Survival Packages, taught by Dr.Terry Therneau, UseR! 2012, 12 June 2012, half day.
  10. STATA short course, taught by Bill Rising, 25-26 June, 2012, 2 days.
  11. Bayesian clinical trials, JSM short course, taught by Scott Berry and Kert Viele, 31 July, 2012, 1 day.
  12. Applied survival analysis (BIOS 323), taught by Dr. Cindy Chen, Fall 2012 (Audit).

Grand Rounds and Other Seminars in Other Departments Attended

  1. 15 Mar 2012: Primary Breast Cancer: Where we've been and where we're going: The Road to Personalized Medicine. Vandana Gupta Abramson, M.D. Assistant Professor of Medicine; Division of Hematology and Oncology; Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Relevant Books Read and Audiobooks Listened To

  1. Steven Piantadosi. Clinical trials: A methodologic perspective (2nd). 2005.
  2. James W. Hardin, Joseph M. Hilbe. Generalized Estimating Equations. 2003.
  3. Leon Gordis. Epidemiology (3rd). 2004.
  4. Frank E. Harrell, Jr. Regression modeling strategies with applications to linear models, logistic regression, and survival analysis. 2001.
  5. Robert H. Shumway, David S. Stoffer. Time series analysis and its applications with R examples (3rd). 2011.
  6. John P. Klein, Melvin L. Moeschberger. Survival analysis: Techniques for censored and truncated data (2nd). 2003.

Relevant Papers and Online Material Read and Listened To

  1. Blume JD, Peipert JF. What your statistician never told you about P-values.The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists 12/2003; 10(4):439-44.
  2. Blume JD, Su L, Olveda RM, McGarvey ST. Statistical evidence for GLM regression parameters: a robust likelihood approach. Stat Med. 2007 Jul 10;26(15):2919-36.
  3. Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Zhang F, Ross-Degnan D. Segmented regression analysis of interrupted time series studies in medication use research. J Clin Pharm Ther. 2002 Aug;27(4):299-309.
  4. Wilcox, Rand R. How many discoveries have been lost by ignoring modern statistical methods? American Psychologist, Vol 53(3), Mar 1998, 300-314.
  5. Kurian BT, Ray WA, Arbogast PG, Fuchs DC, Dudley JA, Cooper WO. Effect of regulatory warnings on antidepressant prescribing for children and adolescents. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007 Jul;161(7):690-6.
  6. Zhang F, Wagner AK, Soumerai SB, Ross-Degnan D. Methods for estimating confidence intervals in interrupted time series analyses of health interventions. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009 Feb;62(2):143-8. Epub 2008 Nov 17.
  7. Shardell M, Harris AD, El-Kamary SS, Furuno JP, Miller RR, Perencevich EN. Statistical analysis and application of quasi experiments to antimicrobial resistance intervention studies. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Oct 1;45(7):901-7. Epub 2007 Aug 23.
  8. Simon R. Optimal two-stage designs for phase II clinical trials. Control Clin Trials. 1989 Mar;10(1):1-10.
  9. Koyama T, Chen H. Proper inference from Simon's two-stage designs. Stat Med. 2008 Jul 20;27(16):3145-54.
  10. Shiquan Ren, Hong Lai, Wenjing Tong, Mostafa Aminzadeh, Xuezhang Hou and Shenghan Lai. Nonparametric bootstrapping for hierarchical data. Journal of Applied Statistics, 2010, vol. 37, issue 9, pages 1487-1498.
  11. Senn S. Testing for baseline balance in clinical trials. Stat Med. 1994 Sep 15;13(17):1715-26.
  12. Stukel TA, Fisher ES, Wennberg DE, Alter DA, Gottlieb DJ, Vermeulen MJ. Analysis of observational studies in the presence of treatment selection bias: effects of invasive cardiac management on AMI survival using propensity score and instrumental variable methods. JAMA. 2007 Jan 17;297(3):278-85.
  13. Richard H. Jones. Bayesian information criterion for longitudinal and clustered data. Stat Med. 2011 Nov 10;30(25):3050-56.
  14. Hakmook Kang, Hernando Ombao, Crystal Linkletter, Nicole Long & David Badre. Spatio-Spectral Mixed-Effects Model for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Data. JASA 2012, 107(498): 568-577.

Presentations

Neuroimaging study group

  1. Characteristics of time series. 19 July 2012.
  2. ACF, PACF and estimation of ARMA. 11 September, 9 October 2012

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