Events Calendar

PQG Seminar

In Person

Seunggeun 'Shawn' Lee Adjunct Professor, Biostatistics University of Michigan Rare variant association analysis Rare variants significantly impact complex diseases. This presentation will first introduce SAIGE-GENE and SAIGE-GENE+, methodologies extending SAIGE to gene/region-based rare variant tests. These methods efficiently utilize mixed effects models to adjust for sample relatedness and saddlepoint approximations to account for case-control imbalance. … Continue reading "PQG Seminar"

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Group Seminar

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Carmen B. Rodriguez, PhD Student, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health A Bayesian Mixture Model Approach to Examining Socioeconomic Disparities in Endometrial Cancer Care in Massachusetts. Abstract: Endometrial cancer (EC) is the most common gynecologic cancer in the United States. On average, African American women have 55% higher 5-year mortality risk … Continue reading "Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Group Seminar"

Thesis Defense – Evelyn Jiang

In Person

Thesis Defense: Evelyn Jiang Time: Monday April 29, 2024, at 1:00 PM Eastern Time Location: Kresge 201 Evelyn will present the thesis titled “Predicting gene expression using whole-genome DNA methylation in Medulloblastoma”. The thesis committee is chaired by Volker Hovestadt and includes Kyu Ha Lee and John Quackenbush.

Thesis Defense – Yushan Xu

In Person

Thesis Defense: Yushan Xu Time: Monday April 29, 2024, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time Location: Kresge 205 Yushan will present the thesis titled “Whole-genome Sequence Analyses for Daytime Sleepiness in the NHLBI TOPMed Program”. The thesis committee is chaired by Heming Wang, and includes Christoph Lange, and John Quackenbush

Dissertation Defense – Yige Li

Virtual In Person

Yige will present the dissertation entitled “Toward Robust and Transparent Estimation of the Effects of Time-Dependent Interventions". The dissertation committee is chaired by Dr. José Zubizarreta, and includes Dr. Miguel Hernán and Dr. Tyler VanderWeele.

Thesis Defense – Jessica Petrochuk

Virtual In Person

Thesis Defense: Jessica Petrochuk Time: Monday May 1, 2024, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time Location: Kresge 205 Zoom: https://harvard.zoom.us/j/97662851929 Jessica will present the thesis titled “Foundation Model Based Prediction of Lung Cancer Survival Using Temporal Changes in Dual Time Point CT Scans”. The thesis committee is chaired by Raymond Mak and includes Benjamin Kann and … Continue reading "Thesis Defense – Jessica Petrochuk"

Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Group Seminar

In Person

Amy Zhou, PhD Student, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard University Comparison of Outcome-Dependent Sampling for Semi-Competing Risks Abstract: Outcome-dependent sampling is a commonly used design tool to collect otherwise unavailable information on a subset of participants rather than all participants. This is particularly useful in research settings where one or more covariates of interest may not … Continue reading "Quantitative Issues in Cancer Research Working Group Seminar"

Thesis Defense – Yuting Liu

In Person

Thesis Defense: Yuting Liu Time: Friday May 3, 2024, at 10:00 AM Eastern Time Location: Kresge 201 Yuting will present the thesis titled “A machine learning model for large-scale discovery of protein interactions with AlphaFold2”. The thesis committee is chaired by Sharad Ramanathan and includes Vlad Denic and John Quackenbush.

Dissertation Defense – Eric Cohn

Virtual In Person

Eric will present the dissertation entitled “Statistical Methods for the Study of Effect Modification and Spatial Causal Inference: Theory and Applications”. The dissertation committee is chaired by Dr. José Zubizarreta, and includes Dr. Rajarshi Mukherjee and Dr. Andrea Rotnitzky.

Thesis Defense – Pluto Zhang

In Person

Thesis Defense: Pluto Zhang Time: Friday May 3, 2024, at 11:00 AM Eastern Time Location: Kresge 201 Pluto will present the thesis titled “Statistical, Machine and Deep Learning Models for Characterizing Self-Reported Health Outcomes from the American Time Use Survey (Eating and Health Module)”. The thesis committee is chaired by Erin Lake and includes Shilpa … Continue reading "Thesis Defense – Pluto Zhang"