The Department of Biostatistics hosted a successful career luncheon on Friday, October 20, 2017 in the HPNP reception area. All of the department’s faculty, Ph.D., M.S. and MPH students were invited to participate in this event. During the luncheon, students had the opportunity to meet with faculty members to discuss career development, job opportunities, academic topics, etc.
Dr. Babette Brumback was recently elected as a member of the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region (ENAR) Regional Committee (RECOM). Dr. Brumback will serve as a RECOM member for the 3-year term 2018-2020.
Congratulations to Dr. Susmita Datta who has been selected as a plenary speaker for the American Statistical Association’s, 2017 Women in Statistics and Data Science Conference.
Congratulations to Dr. Samuel Wu (PI) from Department of Biostatistics, Dr. Shigang Chen (co-PI) from Department of Computer and Information Science and Engineering and Dr. Michael Okun (co-I) from Department of Neurology, who received an R01 grant from NIH/NIGMS.
Dr. Caleb Huo, Assistant Professor, was recently appointed as the Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Lab. The BCL offers researcher statisticians who are highly skilled and knowledgeable in statistical and data-related services.
Dr. Somnath Datta, Professor, was selected as the Dean’s Citation Paper Award winner for the Department of Biostatistics. This award is given by the College of Public Health and Health Professions to acknowledge innovation and excellence in research.
Jingnan Zhang, Ph.D., was recently named as one of the thirteen College of Public Health and Health Professions', outstanding alumni for the year 2017. Dr. Zhang received her doctorate in biostatistics from the department in 2016. She is currently a biostatistician at Pfizer.
The department welcomes seven more graduates to its alumni circle. Jing Liu, Yushuf Sharker, Sinjini Sikdar, and Suwa Xu graduated with their PhD in Biostatistics on August 4. Kuei-Hsun Chiu, Yiqing Chen, and Chuan Zou graduated with their Master of Science in Biostatistics on August 5.
The department is excited to have kicked off the new Online Master of Science in Biostatistics program which began Fall term. This online program is the first of its kind in the nation and the inaugural class consists of 33, both domestic and international, students.
Dr. Sinjini Sikdar was recently awarded a PhD in Biostatistics. She successfully defended her dissertation in June 2017, entitled "Statistical Methods for Analyzing Genomics Data". She was mentored by Professor, Susmita Datta.