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The First CANSSI-NISS Health Data Science Workshop was held not in Waterloo, Ontario as was originally planned but virtually hosted by NISS on Zoom May 7 through 8, 2021.  Nearly 200 statisticians and health data scientists from the U.S. and Canada logged into a variety of thought-provoking... more
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The current pandemic crisis is notable for the vast amount of traffic in official and unofficial information and claims.  Who better to offer some personal insights into the challenges of trying to bring some illumination to the statistics about the pandemic than Sir David Spiegelhalter.... more
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When a study is disrupted by COVID-19, investigators are faced with the question of what to do next. Should they simply analyze the current data and reach a conclusion? If the trial is re-started with a new recruitment phase, is it permissible to change the target sample size or modify the... more
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NISS is pleased to announce the graduate student winners of the 2020-2021 SAID in Graphics Data Visualization Contest!   SAID in Graphics challenged entrants (individuals and interdisciplinary teams) to bring data to life for a wide public audience, using interactivity and clever graphics... more
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NASS held its annual award ceremony this past Wednesday, April 21, 2021.  There were multiple individuals from NISS that were recognized for their exceptional efforts. Two NASS Circle Awards included NISS researchers. Farm Labor Team - Circle Award Nathan Cruze (NISS Associate... more
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Typically, in NISS-Merck meetups you find yourself immersed in detailed discussions about the statistical issues involved in drug/vaccine development and/or clinical trials.  This time around the focus seemed to shift from applications to implications.  If you use increasingly popular... more
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Moderator Karen Bandeen-Roche, (Johns Hopkins University) opened the session by introducing both of the speakers.  The first speaker was Brian Garibaldi, (Johns Hopkins) Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, and Director of the Johns Hopkins... more
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This session involved members of the Student and Young Professionals Outreach Committee of the Non-clinical Biostatisticians Working Group (NCBWG), BioPharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association (ASA).  They included Tom Bradstreet (Director at Bristol-Myers Squibb), Oluyemi... more
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Unlike a keynote address in a large hall, and because of Jim Yong Kim’s (Former President of the World Bank) direct involvement in events combatting infectious disease, and his personable, storytelling approach, Zoom framed Dr. Kim as though we were all sitting in his living room and he was talking... more
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The session was organized and hosted by both the Academic Affiliates Committee and NISS Graduate Student Network.  Several earlier webinars focused on how to get a job in academia, industry or government but this one took a different angle.  If someone is preparing for a position in any... more

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