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Biostatistics Postdoctoral Associate Recognized by UF International Center

Published: Dec 8th, 2017

Diana Rojas Alvarez, M.D., Ph.D., was honored last month by the University of Florida International Center. The International Student Awards Ceremony recognizes students who have exemplary academic records and a wide range of other accomplishments.

Annual Faculty Retreat

Published: Nov 21st, 2017

The Department of Biostatistics’ faculty members met on Friday, November 17, 2017 for the department’s annual faculty retreat.

Biostatistics Career Luncheon

Published: Oct 23rd, 2017

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. Caleb Huo Appointed as Director of the Biostatistics Consulting Lab

Published: Sep 19th, 2017

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.

Jingnan Zhang, Ph.D, Named PHHP 2017 Outstanding Alumni

Published: Sep 5th, 2017

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.

Online Master of Science in Biostatistics

Published: Sep 1st, 2017

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.

Annual Spring Picnic

Published: May 10th, 2017

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

Published: Apr 19th, 2017

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.

Aspen Institute Italia Award Winner: Dr. Ira Longini

Published: Nov 22nd, 2016

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

Published: Sep 16th, 2016

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.