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College of Liberal Arts and Sciences | Mathematics

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February 22, 2019 | 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Faculty/Administration #1140 | Map
656 W. Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Cost: Free


Laura Scott, Research Professor of Biostatistics, U of M

Fatemah Khorasani, Ph.D student in Biostatistics, U of M

Topic: Biostatistics program at U of M, Research in Biostatistics


Biostatistics develops and applies statistical designs and analysis methods to biomedical research data to generate knowledge that will improve health and lead to better understanding of the underlying biological processes. Research topics in biostatistics include clinical trials, imaging data, electronic health records, health surveys, health disparities and statistical genetics.

This seminar will give a brief introduction to the field of biostatistics. As examples, we will highlight work in statistical genetics and health disparities. Statistical genetics is the study of genetic determinants of health at a population level. Identification of disease-associated genetic variants can provide insights into the biology of disease, allow quantitation of disease risk and lead to novel therapies. Health disparities research aims to identify causes of disparities in health between different groups of people.

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