Connor Jo Lewis has always been good at math and she knew that strength could lead to a greater understanding of the disease she was born with, cystic fibrosis (CF). “I’ve always wanted to use my skills and knowledge in math to help find a cure or advance treatment for…
Category Archives: Biostatistics
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.
Associate Professor Saonli Basu and Professor Cavan Reilly have been named 2017 Fellows of the American Statistical Association.
Student Carrie Groth developed a new statistical method for calculating the chemical exposure workers experienced during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Associate Professor Haitao Chu was named an ASA fellow in recognition of his ongoing commitment to meaningful research, education, and service to the field.