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Seminar Series

Leading biostatisticians and scholars are featured in our weekly department seminar series which covers a wide range of topics, issues and methods relevant to the field of biostatistics. 

Seminars are held Thursdays from 3:30-5 p.m. Video recordings are posted on our YouTube Channel and linked from this page. Subscribe for YouTube alerts.

Upcoming for Fall 2020

Check our Calendar for the latest updates.

October 29

Presentation: At Warp Speed: Statistics and COVID-19 Vaccine Development. Speaker: David Benkeser, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

November 12

Norman Breslow Endowed Lecture. Presentation: Descriptive Statistics Meets Machine Learning? Speaker: Jon Wellner, PhD is a professor of statistics and biostatistics at the University of Washington. View the calendar listing for abstract and more details.  

December 3

Presentation: TBD  Speaker: Jean Morrison, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health

December 10

Ross L. Prentice Endowed Lecture. Presentation: TBD. Speaker: Ken Rice, PhD is a professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington and the Ross L. Prentice Endowed Professor for 2020-21.  View the event listing  for more details.

More sessions and speaker information for autumn quarter 2020 will be posted soon.

Recent Sessions on Video

  • October 1, 2020. Presentation: Seeking COVID-19 Vaccines having Worthwhile Efficacy, and the Role of Platform Trials. Speaker: Thomas R. Fleming, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, University of Washington. Watch video
    This session was presented and recorded on October 1 as part of a joint seminar with the UW Department of Statistics.
    Related Article for Background: COVID-19 vaccine trials should seek worthwhile efficacy, Krause P, Fleming T, Longini I, Lancet, 396, 10253, 741-3.
  • October 15, 2020. Harmonizing Electronic Health Records from Heterogeneous Systems via Automated Translation of Medical Concepts. Speaker: Xu Shi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, University of Michigan School of Public Health. Watch Video