Another Successful Summer of StatStart!

The StatStart program concluded last week with 10 high school students presenting the research they worked on during the 4-week intensive summer program. The following topics were included in the presentations: Dose Finding … Continue reading “Another Successful Summer of StatStart!”

Surprising Results in Study of Youth Born to Women with HIV

While initially looking to explore “Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Longitudinal Emotional-Behavioral Functioning Among Youth Born to Women Living With HIV,” doctoral  student Jemar Bather found a more surprising outcome to his research– that youth who … Continue reading “Surprising Results in Study of Youth Born to Women with HIV”

Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Crises

A recent article from NIH profiles alumnus Roland A. Matsouaka, a recipient of Master’s and doctoral degrees in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health, who studied with Professor Rebecca Betensky (currently … Continue reading “Using Abstract Math to Solve Real-World Crises”

Summer Program Concludes with a Successful Pipelines Into Biostatistics Symposium

The 2021 Summer Program in Biostatistics & Computational Biology concluded last week, after the annual “Pipelines into Biostatistics Symposium” was held virtually on Thursday, July 15th. Research project presentations were given by sixteen students who … Continue reading “Summer Program Concludes with a Successful Pipelines Into Biostatistics Symposium”

Today the Science of Self-Driving Cars, Tomorrow the World of Data Science

Last week the CELEHS / HMS Data Science Summer Program kicked off a two-week program with 22 high school students from all over the US, as well as Canada and Mexico. The … Continue reading “Today the Science of Self-Driving Cars, Tomorrow the World of Data Science”

Nominations for Lagakos Alumni Award – Due 7/2

The Department is seeking nominations for the 2021 Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award. This award serves to recognize Department alumni whose research in statistical theory and application, leadership in biomedical research, and commitment … Continue reading “Nominations for Lagakos Alumni Award – Due 7/2”

AI model helps understand how viruses spread

New research outlined in Science Daily examines the role of glycans – carbohydrate-based polymers – in initiating contact between viruses and human cells.  The research team, including postdoctoral research fellow Rebekkah Burkholz and Professor John Quackenbush, … Continue reading “AI model helps understand how viruses spread”

Data Science in Action Summer Camp – Register by 6/15

June 15th is the deadline to register for Data Science in Action – a two-week summer day camp  that will introduce high school students to machine learning and programming. The course consists … Continue reading “Data Science in Action Summer Camp – Register by 6/15”