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Biostatistics Centennial 

February 2016

List of Events

Friday, February 54:30 PMBSPH AtriumHawaiian Shirt Friday and Happy Hour
Tuesday, February 94:00 PMBSPH Becton Dickinson (W1020)Dean's lecture by Elizabeth Stuart
Wednesday, February 1012:30 PMBSPH Sommer Hall (E2014)"The Value of Data Science to the Biomedical Enterprise", Philip E. Bourne, Associate Director for Data Science, NIH - reception to follow
Tuesday, February 163:30 PMBSPH Biostatistics Library (W3513)Biostatistics Open House and Museum
Tuesday, February 234:00 PMBSPH Sheldon Hall (W1214)Dean's lecture by Ingo Ruczinski
Friday, February 268:30 AMWood Basic Sciences AuditoriumThe Inaugural Ross-Royall Symposium: From Individuals to Populations


Details of Events

Dean's Lecture Series by Elizabeth Stuart

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - Becton Dickinson (W1020)

From Patients to Populations: Innovative Study Designs for Public Health Policies

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Biostatistics Presents: JHBSPH Centennial Event Guest Lecture by Philip E. Bourne

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Sommer Hall (E2014)

Dr. Philip E. Bourne's Lecture, titled, "The Value of Data Science to the Biomedical Enterprise" will be held on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 12:30 - 1:30 PM in Sommer Hall.  Dr. Bourne is the current Associate Director of Data Science for the National Institutes of Health.  A reception in the BSPH Gallery will follow the lecture.

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Biostatistics Open House and Museum

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - Biostatistics Library (W3513)

The Museum presentation from the Open House is available below.


​Dean's Lecture Series by Ingo Ruczinski

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - Sheldon Hall (W1214)

A Public Health Researcher's Commentary on Wagner's Ring

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The Inaugural Ross-Royall Symposium: From Individuals to Populations

​Friday, February 26, 2016 - Wood Basic Sciences Auditorium

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Biostatistics is pleased to announce the inaugural Ross-Royall symposium to be held on Friday February 26, 2016.  The goal is to highlight recent advances in statistical methods for making population inferences in public health, and will honor the contributions made in this area by Alan Ross and Richard Royall, both former faculty in the JHBSPH Department of Biostatistics, and will be held in conjuction with the School's Centennial celebrations.  There will be a particular focus on innovative methods that allow for valid population inferences despite the lack of formally representative data sources, or for enhancing inferences by combining multiple data sources.

The symposium will feature 3 sessions with leading researchers in the field as well as a concluding panel discussion.  Talks will cover topics ranging from how internet surveys can be used to answer questions about populations, as well as how we can learn more about the effectiveness of interventions at a population level.  An emphasis will be on how recent statistical advances can help improve public health.

The Ross-Royall Symposium is the kickoff event for the Johns Hopkins Department of Biostatistics Ross-Royall Initiative, a program which aims to support scholarship in the Ross-Royall tradition.  The Initiative fosters a critical mass of Johns Hopkins faculty, students, and post-doctoral fellows in advancing the next generation of scholarship on population-based estimation and inference in public health.  It does so by supporting the education of trainees and salary of junior faculty pursuing such scholarship as well as pilot research needed to obtain grant funding for further research programs and events such as today's.  It has been made possible through a generous donation by a Johns Hopkins Statistics alumnus.  The Department is deeply grateful for this gift and the opportunities it makes possible.

The event will be held at the Wood Basic Sciences Auditorium, in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.  Registration is $80.00 for the day and includes breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon reception.  A limited number of free registrations for Johns Hopkins students and faculty will be available.  Please see The Inaugural Ross-Royall Symposium: From Individuals to Populations event page for more information and to purchase your tickets.  

Please join us for what promises to be an interesting and informative day, designed to honor previous work in the field while looking to where the future is heading.

The Ross-Royall Symposium Organizing Committee        
  - Michael Rosenblum and Elizabeth Stuart (co-chairs)       
  - Karen Bandeen-Roche, Jay Herson, Chuck Rohde, and Tom Louis