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What you need to know about mpox

With summer in full swing, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is updating recommendations and encouraging Americans to protect themselves against seasonal and other outbreaks of infectious diseases. Recently, several U.S. states, including Ohio and California, have reported increased outbreaks of mpox, a highly transmissible virus. Reported cases are…

Tuo Lin, Ph.D., earns UC San Diego Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal

Tuo Lin, Ph.D., clinical trials unit leader of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Computational Biology Shared Resource, has earned the 2024 Chancellor’s Dissertation Medal from UC San Diego for his Ph.D. dissertation.  Lin, a research assistant professor who joined the …

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, named chief statistical advisor of Nature Medicine

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, associate director for cancer quantitative sciences at the UF Health Cancer Center and a professor in department of biostatistics in the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, has been named a chief statistical advisor on the Statistical Advisory Panel of Nature Medicine, part of the…

DataFest 2024

At this year’s American Statistical Association DataFest at the University of Florida, competition was fierce. More than 75 bachelor’s and master’s students across various disciplines came together in a celebration of data, working around the clock to solve problems, brainstorm solutions and creatively present findings to impress a panel of judges.

UF Biostatistics Ph.D. Student, Shoumi Sarkar, wins ASA Student Presentation Award

The Department of Statistics, at Florida State University hosted the 2024American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Florida Chapter Meeting in Tallahassee, Florida. The two-day agenda consisted of keynote talks, invited panel discussions, invited sessions, invited talks, and a student poster session. Awards for Early Career Statisticians, Student Presentation Awards, and Student Travel…

Zibo Tian, UF Ph.D. Biostatistics Student, wins ASA Student Travel Award

The Department of Statistics, at Florida State University hosted the 2024American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Florida Chapter Meeting in Tallahassee, Florida. The two-day agenda consisted of keynote talks, invited panel discussions, invited sessions, invited talks, and a student poster session. Awards for Early Career Statisticians, Student Presentation Awards, and Student Travel…

Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, named associate director for cancer quantitative sciences

The UF Health Cancer Center is pleased to announce that Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH, has been elevated to a new role as associate director for cancer quantitative sciences. In this role, she will provide high-level strategic leadership and administrative direction for Cancer Center researchers. This support aims to ensure high-quality data,…

John Kairalla to speak at CReDO workshop in India

John Kairalla, Ph.D., B.S.P.H., a research associate professor and associate program director of the Children’s Oncology Group Statistics and Data Center in the PHHP department of biostatistics, was invited to be a speaker and faculty mentor at the International Collaboration for Research Methods Development in Oncology, or CReDO, workshop March 12-18,…

Shangchen Song, Ph.D. Student Wins APHA Scholar Award

Biostatistics student, Shangchen Song, was chosen by the American Public Health Association Statistics Committee as the final winner of the APHS/Stata Scholar Award after finalists’ presentations.  Shangchen beat out two other finalists, one from Harvard Biostatistics, and another from the University of Maryland College Park. Shangchen remarks, “It was a memorable…