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UF Plays Key Role in Trial for Successful Ebola Vaccine

Researchers at the University of Florida have played an integral role in the vaccine trial’s execution, finding that it is 100 percent effective at preventing Ebola when given 10 or more days prior to exposure to the deadly virus.

Department of Biostatistics 2016 Newsletter

Please view our annual newsletter to learn about the many accomplishments and activities that took place in the department for the year 2016!  

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Dr. Somnath Datta: President of IISA for Year 2018

In November of 2016, Dr. Somnath Datta was elected as President of the International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) for the year 2018.

Aspen Institute Italia Award Winner: Dr. Ira Longini

Dr. Ira Longini, Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, along with a team of Italian and American researchers, is an Aspen Institute Italia Award recipient. This award recognizes a significant research contribution in the field of natural, theoretical or applied sciences produced jointly by scientists from Italy and the U.S.

Zika virus: Only a few small outbreaks likely to occur in the continental US

Based on current data, our model projects only small outbreaks from mosquito transmission in the continental U.S. that are likely to die out before spreading to new areas.

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Welcome to the Department of Biostatistics

Clinical and Translational Research BuildingThe mission of the Department of Biostatistics is to develop, disseminate and apply biostatistical and analytical methods for research in the health sciences, encompassing both research design and analysis.  We strive to advance knowledge in biostatistics and health through educational programs for students and researchers, and we provide leadership and outstanding scholarship in research, teaching, and service in fulfillment of this mission.

The department headquarters are housed in the Clinical and Translational Research Building, with the Center for Statistical and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) located at Dauer Hall and the Children's Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center located off-campus.  The Department shares space with several other departments including UF's Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.


Seminar Series:

January 27, 2017-11:00am- 12:00pm CTRB 3161/3162
Sharon Browning
Associate Professor
Department of Biostatistics
University of Washington

February 3, 2017-11:00am- 12:00pm CTRB 2161/2162
Sudipto Banerjee, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Biostatistics
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health

March 17, 2017-11:00am- 12:00pm CTRB 2161/2162
Arnold J. Stromberg, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Statistics
University of Kentucky

Upcoming Events:

January 20, 2017
Monthly Faculty Meeting
9:30am- 11:30am, CTRB 5235

January 31, 2017
Invited Speaker: Dr. Rhonda Bacher
10:30- 11:30am, CTRB 3161

February 2, 2017
Invited Speaker: Dr. Meng Li
4:00- 5:00pm, CTRB 2161N

February 13, 2017
Invited Speaker: Dr. Zhiguang Huo
10:30- 11:30am, CTRB 3161

February 16, 2017
Invited Speaker: Dr. Yifei Sun
11:30- 12:30pm, CTRB 3161

February 22, 2017
CTRB Blood Drive
10:00am- 5:30pm, CTRB

February 27, 2017
2017 COM Celebration of Research

April 5, 2017
Gator Day at the Capitol
9:00am- 3:00pm, Capitol Courtyard

April 7-8, 2017
Biostatistics Workshop
8:30am April 7 to 1:00pm April 8, CTRB

April 12, 2017
30th Annual PHHP Research Day

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About Biostatistics

UF Biostatistics Faculty


Our faculty members include leaders in the development of statistical methods for clinical trials, survival analysis, decision theory and genetic studies. Their mission is to provide scholarship in biostatistics and partnership in research for the six colleges of UF's Health Science Center, as well as the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Emerging Pathogens Institute, the UF Shands Cancer Center, the McKnight Brain Institute and other academic units across UF.

Widely published in academic journals and well-funded by numerous sponsors, such as the National Institutes of Health, the Children's Oncology Group Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation and the Department of Veterans Affairs, biostatistics faculty members are performing critical scientific investigations that offer many opportunities for students in the department's Ph.D., M.S., and M.P.H. programs.

The Department is located in the Clinical and Translational Research Building , with the Center for Statistical Quantitative Infectious Disease (CSQUID) being located in Dauer Hall. The Department shares space with several other departments and UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Institute on Aging.

To learn more about the Department of Biostatistics, we invite you to explore our web site as well as: