Lagakos Alumni Award w. Judith Goldberg

All faculty, students, and postdocs are encouraged to attend this important Department award.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016
FXB Building, Room G13
Lecture | 4:00-5:00pm
Coffee & Tea | served at 3:30pm
Reception to follow | FXB Atrium | 5:00pm 

Judith D. Goldberg, Sc.D. ’72

Professor of Biostatistics at New York University School of Medicine
Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource of the NYU Cancer Institute

Statistics in Biomedical Research:  Experiences from the Past and Perspectives for the Future

The impact of statistics on advances in biomedical research in both academia and industry will be explored through examples from my personal experiences in research collaborations that resulted in major implications for health and health policy. Statistical thinking plays a critical role in the evaluation of new approaches to detect, treat, and prevent disease. Experiences with the analysis of the Health Insurance Plan Mammography Study established mammography as a useful screening method for the early detection of breast cancer. Other experiences in the design and analysis of studies to evaluate new treatments for hematologic malignancies, breast cancer and other diseases illustrate issues that were addressed using statistical methods that were available at the time. New statistical methods and computing advances allow us to address the limitations of these earlier approaches. As we move into the future, the explosion of data from new technologies including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and imaging, among others, are rapidly changing the trajectory of medical research. These advances bring new opportunities and challenges for statistics that are enabled by the growth of bioinformatics and informatics.

Dr. Goldberg has a series of meetings available during her visit.

Please contact me to schedule one of the following times:

Thursday, October 20th
12:00-1:00 – Student/Postdoc Lunch