Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Biostatistics Collaboration Center

Fall 2011 Biostatistics in Medical Research

The Biostatistics Collaboration Center (BCC) and the Outcomes Measurement and Survey Corein the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine will be offering a series of 6 free introductory lectures on biostatistics in medical research. The lectures will be non-technical and have been designed with the following objectives:

The lectures are FREE and open to interested members of the Northwestern community! Registration is NOT required. Seating is available on first come basis. Lectures are 1 hour in length followed by a Q&A session. Lecture slides will be available to view and download one week prior to each lecture.

All lectures will be held in Lurie Hughes Auditorium at 303 E Superior Street from 12:00-1:00pm.

Tuesday, October 4th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#1 – Basic Concepts

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Email Mary Kwasny, ScD

Tuesday, October 11th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#2 – Two Group Comparisons

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Email Leah Welty, PhD

Tuesday, October 25th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#3 – Introduction to Linear Regression and Logistic Regression

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Email Jungwha "Julia" Lee, PhD, MPH

Tuesday, November 1st 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#4 – Statistical Genetics: Classical to Modern

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Email Kwang-Youn Kim, PhD

Tuesday, November 8th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#5 – Multi-item Scales and Tests: Development and Validation Methods

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Email Elizabeth A. Hahn, MA

Tuesday, November 15th 12:00 – 1:00 PM

#6 – The Use of Item Response Theory (IRT) in Health

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Email Richard Gershon, PhD