Category Archives: Biostatistics

Finding Her Field

June 01

Connor Jo Lewis discovers the field of biostatistics through a love of math and a drive to end cystic fibrosis, a disease she was diagnosed with as a child.

Study Tests Cardiovascular Risk Models with Patient Health Data

May 18

A study by Assistant Professor Julian Wolfson tested two popular cardiovascular risk calculators using patient electronic health data and found that they maintain their accuracy at predicting cardiovascular risk when they are used in a clinical setting.

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.