Biostatistics Mini-Symposium at UMBC
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Location: Lecture Hall 6, Physics Building

Schedule of Events:

8:00 am – 9:00 am: Registration and Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Welcome
  • Philip Rous, Dean, College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, UMBC
  • Nagaraj Neerchal, Chair, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
  • Larry Magder, Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, UMB
9:30 am – 10:20 am: Keynote Address I
Chair: Nagaraj Neerchal
  • Paul Albert, NICHD
    Title: A linear mixed model for predicting a binary event under random effects misspecification
10:20 am – 11:10 am: Keynote Address II
Chair: Bimal Sinha
  • Dean Follmann, NIAID
    Title: Analyzing the causal effect of immune response on protection in vaccine trials
11:10 am – 11:30 am: Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Invited Session I
Chair: DoHwan Park
  • Rajeshwari Sundaram, NICHD
    Title: Marginal estimation in multistage models
  • Zhenqiu Liu, UMB
    Title: Kernel based methods for accelerated failure time model with ultra-high dimensional data
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm: Lunch Break, Poster Session, and Group Photo

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Invited Session II
Chair: Yi Huang
  • Yi Tsong, CDER, FDA
    Title: Drug reaction assessment using AERS database
  • Tarek Hammad, CDER, FDA
    Title: Drug safety and pharmacoepidemiology: methodological challenges and opportunities
3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Keynote Address III
Chair: Anindya Roy
  • Nilanjan Chatterjee, NCI
    Title: A subset based meta-analytic approach to improve power and interpretation of combined analysis of genome-wide association studies of heterogeneous traits
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm: The Joint Biostatistics Program UMBC/UMB
  • Anindya Roy, Graduate Program Director, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, UMBC
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Coffee break

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Invited Session III
Chair: Thomas Mathew
  • Vance Berger, NCI
    Title: Selection bias and covariate imbalance in randomized clinical trials
  • Ram Tiwari, CDER, FDA
    Title: A likelihood ratio test based method for signal detection with applications to FDA’s drug safety data
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm: Student Poster Awards and Reception

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm: Conference Dinner at Skylight Lounge, Commons Building, UMBC

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