Department of Public Health Sciences
Statistics Day at MUSC
The MUSC’s Department of Public Health Sciences is celebrating the International Year of Statistics by organizing a symposium on Sept 20th, 2013 with a goal of increasing public awareness about the power and growing impact of statistics on the wellbeing of our society. Keynote speakers include Dr. Etta Pisano (Dean of the MUSC College of Medicine) and Dr. Martin Lindquist (Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University). There will be additional presentations by faculty from MUSC and USC. Speakers from the Collaborative Unit and Data Coordination Unit at the Department of Public Health Sciences will present on topics designed to help MUSC researchers better understand the role of statistics and statisticians in the undertaking of biomedical research..
Friday, September 20th, 2013
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Medical University of South Carolina
Bioengineering Building Auditorium, Room 110, 68 President Street, Charleston, SC, 29425
From Airport: Depart Charleston International Airport on Local road(s) (South). Turn RIGHT (West) onto International Blvd. Turn LEFT (North) onto Ramp. Merge onto I-526 (North). At I-526 Exit 17, turn off onto Ramp. Merge onto I-26 (South). At I-26 Exit 221, turn off onto Ramp. Turn RIGHT (West) onto US-17. Bear LEFT (South) onto President St. You will see the new Bioengineering Building.
I26 East: At I-26 Exit 221, turn off onto Ramp. Turn RIGHT (West) onto US-17. Bear LEFT (South) onto President St. You will see new Bioengineering Building.
Route 17 South: Route 17S will come over the Cooper River, Bear LEFT (South) onto President St. You will see new Bioengineering Building.
Route 17 North: Route 17N will come through a suburban area referred to as West Ashley. Cross the Ashley River Bridge and Bear Right onto President St. You will see new Bioengineering Building
There will be several presentations that cover the following themes
- Functional Causal Mediation Analysis with an application to Brain Connectivity
- Role of Statistics in the research and career of clinicians and health scientists
- Key study design features that every researcher should know (e.g., power, sample size, outcomes)
- Effective collaborative research
- Statistical Resources on the MUSC campus
|9:00 - 9:10||Welcome and introduction|
|9:10 - 9:15||Opening address||Dr. Yuko Palesch, PhD|
|9:15 - 9:35||Keynote presentation - Numbers Count||Dr. Etta Pisano, MD|
|9:35 - 9:50||The Importance of Collaboration: Getting Ahead through Cooperation||Dr. Kathleen Brady, PhD|
|9:50 - 10:05||The Key(s) to Successful Clinical Trials||Dr. Valerie Durkalski, PhD|
|10:05 - 10:20||Collaboration Between Biostatisticians and Other Investigators||Dr. Paul Nietert, PhD|
|10:20 - 11:00||Questions and discussion||Chair - Dr. Renee' Martin, PhD|
|11:00 - 12:00||Poster session (with refreshments)|
|12:00 - 1:00||Break|
|1:00 - 1:10||Welcome and introduction|
|1:10 - 1:40||Keynote presentation - Functional Causal Mediation Analysis||Dr. Martin Lindquist, PhD|
|1:40 - 1:55||Effective Collaboration between Clinicians and Statisticians: Successes and Lessons Learned||Dr. Leonard Egede, PhD|
|1:55 - 2:10||Description of Biostatistical Colleagues' Contributions to Her Current Work||Dr. Suzanne McDermott, PhD|
|2:10 - 2:25||Statistics for N=3: Collaborating in Basic Science Research||Dr. Liz Garrett-Mayer, PhD|
|2:25 - 3:00||Questions and discussion||Chair - Dr. Ramesh, PhD|
*Additional program updates to come
Registration is FREE!
Organizing Committee Members:
|Mulugeta Gebregziabher (Chair) (Contact Mulugeta if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org)|