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Researchers offer guidelines for vaccine study design during public health emergencies

A public health emergency creates a challenging environment for the study of experimental vaccines, necessitating the need for novel, flexible and responsive trial designs. In a paper published July 3 in the journal Science Translational Medicine, a group of researchers led by University of Florida biostatistics faculty describes key considerations…

Ying He named University of Florida Outstanding Young Alumna

Ying He, Ph.D., a 2014 graduate of the doctoral program in biostatistics, is one of a select group of University of Florida alumni named to this year’s prestigious “40 Under 40.” Honorees receiving 2019 Outstanding Young Alumni awards were recognized during a campus ceremony on April 13. The annual awards…

Dr. Babette Brumback selected as a Fellow of the ASA

Dr. Babette Brumback was selected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). This is a prestigious accomplishment. The contributions that are considered in selecting ASA Fellows are published works, position held with employer, ASA activities, Membership and accomplishments in other societies, and professional activities. She will be recognized…

Dr. Natalie Dean awarded NIH NIAID R01 grant

The Department of Biostatistics wishes to congratulate Dr. Natalie Dean on her recent award from NIH/NIAID. The project, “Design and Analysis of Vaccine Trials for Emerging Infectious Disease Threats”, is a 5 year study that will be led by Dr. Dean with collaborators from the Fred…

Dr. Somnath Datta awarded NIH NIDCR grant

The Department of Biostatistics wishes to congratulate Dr. Somnath Datta on his recent award from the National Institute of Health NIDCR. The project, “A Novel Analysis Plan for the Caries and Fluorosis Data from the Iowa Fluoride Study”, is a 2-3 year study that will be…

Department of Biostatistics Hosts IISA 2018 Conference

The department of biostatistics hosted the International Indian Statistical Association’s annual meeting. This four day conference attracted 300 participants and was held May 17-20, 2018 at the HPNP Complex at the University of Florida.

Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee, Professor, Elected as ASA Fellow

Dr. Ji-Hyun Lee, incoming Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Director of UF Health’s Cancer Center’s, Division of Quantitative Sciences, recently received news from the American Statistical Association that she has been elected as ASA Fellow.