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Dr. Ira Longini and Colleagues Publish in Lancet Infectious Diseases

In the January 2015 issue of the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, Dr. Ira Longini and colleagues published an article entitled “Vespignani A:  Spatio-temporal spread of the 2014 outbreak of Ebola in Liberia and the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions:  a computational modelling analysis.” As stated in the aritcle’s abstract, “The 2014…

Vaccination Risks

Reporters from the Miami Herald recently reached out to Dr. Eben Kenah, assistant professor with the department of biostatistics, for his expertise on vaccine efficacy. In an article published on February 14, 2015, entitled "Experts: Vaccine Benefits Outweigh Rare Risks," Dr. Kenah weighed in, noting that it is extremely hard to prove a connection between immunizations and serious side effects.

UF Researcher Appointed Lead Statistician for Cancer Research Consortium

University of Florida biostatistician Meenakshi Devidas, Ph.D., has been named group statistician of the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to pediatric cancer research. Devidas will lead the Statistics and Data Center, which provides statistical expertise for the Children’s Oncology Group’s research studies. She also serves…

Founding Chair: Dr. Peihua Qiu

The University of Florida welcomes leading statistics researcher Peihua Qiu, Ph.D., as the founding chair of the Department of Biostatistics.

Founding Chair: Dr. Peihua Qiu

Peihua Qiu, PhD The University of Florida has named leading statistics researcher Peihua Qiu, Ph.D., the founding chair of its department of biostatistics. “The position was attractive to me for several reasons,” Qiu said. “I feel the environment at the UF Health Science Center is very supportive…

Featured Faculty: Ira M. Longini, Jr.

Elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science Today. Ira M. Longini, Jr., is a professor of biostatistics at UF and is Co-director of the Center for Statistics and Quantitative Infectious Diseases (CSQUID) at the Emerging Pathogens Institute.