Category Archives: Biostatistics

Ebola Drug ZMapp Could Be Effective in Treatment

October 19

A recent study that included University of Minnesota School of Public Health researchers revealed potential benefits of ZMapp, an experimental immune-based treatment for Ebola studied within the PREVAIL II trial. The investigation built on previous drug research showing ZMapp was effective in non-human primates. The results of the study were…

Wolfson Named Reproducibility Editor for Leading Statistics Journal

August 31

School of Public Health Assistant Professor Julian Wolfson was named an associate editor for reproducibility for the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA). The appointment is in support of the journal’s new requirement for authors to submit scientific code and data for review along with their papers. The journal said…

Biostatistics student Abhirup Datta

Stemming Global Climate Change

July 11

Scientists currently have no accurate way to estimate the current total coverage of plants across the planet or project what coverage will be like in the future. PhD biostatistics student Abhirup Datta has changed that.

PUBH 3415/7415: Online Course in Clinical Trials

May 20

The Division of Biostatistics is offering “PUBH 3415/7415: Introduction to Clinical Trials” — an online course providing a fundamental understanding of how clinical trials are used to advance science.

Eberly named inaugural CTSI Biostatistician Mentor of the Year

February 05

At the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute Poster Session on Jan. 20, 2016, School of Public Health Associate Professor Lynn Eberly was awarded the first CTSI Biostatistician Mentor of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding biostatistical mentors. Dr. Eberly is an internationally recognized statistician who is funded on numerous…

Putting Out the Fire: SPH Takes on the Ebola Epidemic

September 16

On March 23, 2014, the World Health Organization confirmed an Ebola outbreak in Guinea. It was the first occurrence of the disease in West Africa and it involved the Zaire strain, the most deadly.    Although Ebola terrifies our popular imagination, outbreaks of the disease are relatively rare. Until 2014,…

U Honors SPH Students’ Interdisciplinary Work

April 08

The University of Minnesota awarded three School of Public Health doctoral students with its Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship for the 2015-16 school year. The award honors doctoral students doing interdisciplinary research and working with faculty at one of the University’s research centers or institutes. A University-wide faculty committee selected 15 students across the…