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Christina Tripp Saunders, Ph.D. Wins JSM Student Travel Award

Aug. 13, 2018—Christina Tripp Saunders, Ph.D. and Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Research Fellow was recently awarded Best student papers by the American Statistical Association Consortium (Social Statistics, Government Statistics, and Survey Research Methods Section) at the Joint Statistical Meetings in August 2018.

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Ph.D. Candidate Nick Strayer Blogs with RStudio

Jul. 19, 2018—Ph.D. Candidate Nick Strayer published a blogpost on RStudio titled “Classifying physical activity from smartphone data” Read the blog here: http://blogs.rstudio.com/tensorflow/posts/2018-07-17-activity-detection/

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Vanderbilt Biostatistics Graduate Program Hosts Project Safe Workshop

Apr. 17, 2018—The Vanderbilt Biostatistics Program hosted Sarah Jordan Welch, from Vanderbilt’s Project Safe to discuss topics surrounding language of violence, sexual harassment, and coercion. More information on Vanderbilt’s Project Safe can be found here: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/projectsafe/

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Sandya Lakkur Takes Home 2nd Place at Vanderbilt’s 3 Minute Thesis

Mar. 26, 2018—Congratulations to 5th year Ph.D. student Sandya Lakkur on placing second at Vanderbilt’s 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition on Friday, March 23, 2018. Her 3MT was titled “Managing Disease Outbreaks: Using the Complete Picture.” Full story featured here: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2018/03/26/ph-d-student-argues-for-early-intervention-in-reading-trouble-takes-3mt-top-prize/

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Biostatistics Degrees on the Rise

Nov. 6, 2017—Degrees in Biostatistics and Statistics continue to outgrow the normal degree rates. AMSTATNews has more information and data that can be found here.

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Rating a Scientific Paper? There’s an App for That…

Nov. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University Biostatistics Ph.D. students, Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Nick Strayer, played an integral role in helping advance the ‘Papr’ app. The app brands itself as the “Tinder for preprints”. You can read more about the new application with these two articles: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/06/great-paper-swipe-right-new-tinder-preprints-app http://www.nature.com/news/swipe-right-for-science-papr-app-is-tinder-for-preprints-1.22163

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Student Faculty Duo Selected as BOLD Fellow Team

Nov. 6, 2017—Sandya Lakkur (5th year Ph.D. student) and Dr. Robert Johnson have been selected as a 2017-2018 BOLD (Blended & Online Learning Design) fellow team. They will be working on an online module that supplements Dr. Johnson’s course, Advanced Concepts in Probability and Real Analysis for Biostatisticians (BIOS 7361). You can read more about the their...

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Biostatistics Students Featured in AMSTATNEWS

Nov. 6, 2017—Interested in learning about what our students are up to when they are not running statistical analyses, or writing their dissertations. AMSTATNews did a quick Q&A with Lucy D’Agostino McGowan and Ryan Jarrett, take a closer look here!

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