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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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In some studies, disrupted by COVID-19, continued follow-up of existing patients and recruitment of new patients has not been possible, leading to smaller sample sizes and less complete information than had been planned. This session’s speakers explored methods and explained the approaches to... more
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If analytical consulting is an area where you would like to improve your skills or simply become more familiar with the nuances involved in performing analytical consulting in a business setting then Sam Woolford (Bentley University) should be very high on your list of individuals to talk to.... more
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The session was organized and hosted by both the Academic Affiliates Committee and NISS Graduate Student Network.  Where earlier webinars have focused on how to get a job in academia, an important but rarely discussed topic is, “What happens when you get an offer?”, "How do you choose between... more
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The Nathan Mantel Award is presented by the American Statistical Association (ASA). "The award is given every two years to a researcher for lifetime contributions to the development and application of statistical science to problems and issues in epidemiology." Nicholas P. Jewell... more
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NISS is happy to share the good news that Lingzhou Xue, Associate Director of NISS, has been selected by COPSS as a member of the COPSS Leadership Academy 2021!   For his innovative contributions to the theory and methodology of high-dimensional statistics and statistical... more
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What is it like to work as a statistician in a government agency?  What kinds of opportunities are there for data scientists in the federal government?  More importantly, how do you prepare yourself for obtaining a position?   For this career fair NISS gathered an incredible trio... more
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What do data scientists do?  This tutorial featured a review of three different compelling case studies found in business today.  Each of the three instructors brought to this session expertise and insight into the specific methodologies and strategies that they use to help solve the... more
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At this point Bhramar Mukherjee (University of Michigan) is no stranger to research on better understanding the COVID-19 virus.  She showed to us how she used the statistical power to help inform lockdown policies in India. Her comments during this session involved a review and discussion of... more

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