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Welcome to New Faculty Members

The Department of Biostatistics is pleased to announce the arrival of four new faculty members, Drs. Natalie Dean, Steven Foti, Zhiguang Huo and Robert Parker.

PhD Student, Tyler Grimes, Receives Travel Award

Congratulations to first year PhD biostatistics student, Tyler Grimes, as he has received a travel award from the International Society for Computational Biology, to attend the 25th Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology and the 16th European Conference on Computational Biology.

Annual Spring Picnic

On April, 29, 2017, the department hosted its annual spring picnic. All department faculty, staff, students, visitors and their families were invited to attend. This year the picnic took place at Drs. Somnath and Susmita Datta’s home here in Gainesville, Florida.

Successful Biostatistics Workshop

The department hosted a successful workshop titled, Statistical Inference for Biomedical Big Data, on April 7th and 8th. The workshop brought together prominent statisticians to discuss and foster the cutting –edge developments of statistical theory, methods, and tools for biomedical big data analysis.

Dr. Susmita Datta: Book Publication

Dr. Susmita Datta, Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, recently had her book, "Statistical Analysis of Proteomics, Metabolomics, and Lipidomics Data Using Mass Spectrometry", published by Springer. This book presents an overview of computational and statistical design and analysis of mass spectrometry-based proteomics, metabolomics, and lipidomics data.

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.