Dept of Biostatistics - Journal Club & Seminar Series

Journal Club

The Department of Biostatistics hosts a Journal Club meeting on the first Monday of every month from 12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Most meetings are held in 5030 Robinson Conference Room, unless otherwise notified.

For additional information regarding Journal Cub meetings, please contact Rosemary Morrow at (913) 588-4703 or

Seminar Series

The Department of Biostatistics Faculty host seminars on the third Friday of each month during the academic calendar year: January - May and September - December.

For additional information about our seminar series, please contact Jackie Jorland at (913) 945-9419 or If you would like to receive notification of these seminars, please go to your MyKUMC account and check the request for Basic Sciences notifications.

Biostatistics Seminar Series - September 2014 - May 2015 

DateTopicSpeakerTime & LocationPresentation
Friday, September 19th, 2014 "A Unique Summer Experience without Traditional Course Work: Balancing an Internship and Additional Research" Janelle Noel, KUMC Biostatistics Graduate Student Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, October 24th, 2014 "Individual Causal Effects and Subject-Treatment Interaction" Gary Gadbury Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

Friday, November 21st, 2014 TBA Michael Brimacombe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, KUMC Department of Biostatistics Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

Friday, December 12th, 2014 TBA Cliff Spiegelman, University of Texas A&M Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

Friday, January 16th, 2015 TBA Eric Dai & Lamar Hunt, Jr., KUMC Biostatistics Graduate Students Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, Feburary 20th, 2015 "Searching for Gene-Environment-Environment Interactions in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer" Joseph Usset Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, March 20th, 2015 TBA Ann Oberg Lied Auditorium 12:00PM
Friday, April 17th, 2015 TBA Lem Moye, University of Texas School of Public Health Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, May 15th, 2015 TBA George Howard, University of Alabama Lied Auditorium 12:00PM




DateTopicSpeakerTime & LocationPresentation
Friday, September 20th, 2013 A Review of Bump-hunting Techniques for Identifying Differentially Methylated Regions Using Array-based DNA Methylation Data Devin Koestler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

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Thursday, October 24th, 2013 Some Statistical Challenges in the Analysis of Alzheimer's Studies Rebecca Betensky, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, November 15th, 2013 Research Identifying Molecular and Bioinformatic Approaches to Extend Capabilities and Overcome Common Hurdles Associated with Next-generation Sequencing Based Applications Dr. Jared Glasscock, CEO, Cofactor Genomics Lied Auditorium 12:00PM


Friday, December 6th, 2013 Venous Thromboembolism and Risk of Subsequent Myocardial Infarction and Stroke - Common Risk Factors or Causal Relationship? A Danish Cohort Study Using Linked Data from Several Medical Databases Henrik Solli, Research Year Student, Bachelor of Medicine, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark Lied Auditorium 12:00PM



Friday, January 17th, 2014 Analysis of an Outcome-Dependent Enriched Sample Christopher I. Vahl, Ph.D.,Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Kansas State University Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

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Friday, Feburary 21st, 2014 An Ensemble Survival Model for Estimating Relative Residual Longevity Following Stroke: An Application to Mortality Data in the Chronic Dialysis Population Milind Phadnis, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, University of Kansas Medical Center Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

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Friday, March 21st, 2014 Lied Auditorium 12:00PM
Friday, April 18th, 2014 Adaptive Biomarker-driven Designs in Phase III Clinical Trials Alex Dmitrienko, Ph.D., Vice President Center for Statistics in Drug Development, Quintiles Innovation Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

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Friday, May 16th, 2014 Modeling Dependence in Multivariate Time Series with Applications to Brain Signals Hernando Ombao, University of California at Irvine Lied Auditorium 12:00PM

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