Dominici Named New Chair of NIH Review Panel

Francesca Dominici, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and co-Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative has been appointed chair of the NIH Review Panel for Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section … Continue reading “Dominici Named New Chair of NIH Review Panel”

The Evolution of Data Science: Success, Challenges and Opportunities for Statistics and Biostatistics

What are some of the challenges for statistics and biostatistics in the era of Data Science?  A recent NSF-Sponsored Workshop for Chairs of Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics took the … Continue reading “The Evolution of Data Science: Success, Challenges and Opportunities for Statistics and Biostatistics”

Neurostatistics Working Group 9/28

All PhD Students are encouraged to attend! Wednesday, September 28, 2016 Building 2, Room 426 – Biostats Conference Room 12:30-1:30 PM Jessica Gronsbell Doctoral Student Department of Biostatistics Harvard T.H. Chan … Continue reading “Neurostatistics Working Group 9/28”

Gaining a Competitive Edge: Predictors of NIH Funding Outcomes

Why are some NIH grant applications more likely to be funded than others? A recent study of NIH criterion scores suggest that the most important predictor of funding is the … Continue reading “Gaining a Competitive Edge: Predictors of NIH Funding Outcomes”

HSPH Secures BD2K Training Grant

From contributor Sheila Gaynor:  We are very pleased to announce that our department was recently awarded an NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) T32 Training Grant that will support six … Continue reading “HSPH Secures BD2K Training Grant”

Pathway to Independence Award Winner

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Han Chen recently received an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00). Mentored by Xihong Lin, Han’s proposed research entitled Statistical and Computational Methods for Large-Scale Sequencing Studies will … Continue reading “Pathway to Independence Award Winner”

Cory Zigler’s R01 Funded

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Cory Zigler, who’s R01 was recently funded!  The title of the grant is Causal Inference with Interference for Evaluating Air Quality Policies. Cory’s co-investigators include Francesca Dominici, … Continue reading “Cory Zigler’s R01 Funded”

Shirley Liu: New Chair of GCAT Study Section

In the fall of 2015, Shirley Liu succeeded Rafa Irizarry as the Chair of the NIH Genomics, Computational Biology and Technology (GCAT) Study Section.  Her chair term will be for two years. Proposals reviewed … Continue reading “Shirley Liu: New Chair of GCAT Study Section”

New Microbiome Initiative Data Center

Associate Professor Curtis Huttenhower recently received two new research grants.  A two-year NIH R21 entitled “Staphylococcus Aureus Carriage and the Nasal Microbiome” will characterize the associations between S. Aureas and the predominant members … Continue reading “New Microbiome Initiative Data Center”