Biostatistics News

The latest news from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

NeuroNEXT combines expertise to find treatments for neurological disorders

NeuroNEXT, a consortium initiated by the National Institutes of Health, brings together clinical trial sites and coordinating centers to study neurological disorders. "The idea is it expands the accessibility to do these trials so that an investigator who doesn't have a lot of experience can use the expertise through the network," said Christopher Coffey, director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center. (Daily Iowan) Published March 2, 2018

Cover letter and resume workshop set for March 7

CPH Assistant Professor Mary Charlton, along with Elizabeth Savelkoul, a career services professional from the Graduate College, will provide tips on writing a cover letter and resume based on the job you are applying for. Please RSVP in advance for the workshop on Wednesday, March 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in C217 CPHB. Published March 1, 2018

CTSDMC contributes to groundbreaking neurological research through NeuroNEXT

NeuroNEXT, a national network funded by the National Institutes of Health and led by the University of Iowa, is accelerating the clinical trial process for neurological diseases with the expectation of bringing drugs to market in less time, with less money and less risk. The College of Public Health's Clinical Trials and Statistical Data Management Center (CTSDMC) is the data coordinating center for the initiative. (Iowa Now) Published February 21, 2018

HEAL Summit call for student poster abstracts

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit an abstract for consideration as a poster presentation at the annual Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) Summit. The student poster session will run 9 to 10:30 a.m. on April 5 in CPHB. Abstracts are due March 2. Published February 21, 2018

Iowa joins Sarcoidosis Research Network

Through a collaborative effort among Drs. Nabeel Hamzeh, Alicia Gerke, Karin Hoth (Department of Psychiatry), and Knute Carter (College of Public Health), University of Iowa Health Care has been selected to join the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research Clinical Studies Network. Iowa joins 11 other sites in the United States and Europe to collaborate on multi-site studies and drug trials focusing on sarcoidosis. Published February 15, 2018

Register now for HEAL’s Science of Health Equity summit

The UI's Health Equity Advancement Lab (HEAL) presents the Second Annual Science of Health Equity Summit from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 5, at the College of Public Health Building. This year's keynote is "Using Community Based Participatory Research to Help Advance Public Health Policy." Registration and more details are online. Published February 7, 2018

Pediatric migraine study selected for “Best Advances of 2017”

A study of the impact of medication on children's migraine headaches, co-led by the UI's Christopher Coffey, has been named one of the leading developments in neuroscience in 2017 by the journal Neurology Today. The UI Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) served as the Data Coordinating Center for the study. (Iowa Now) Published February 7, 2018

CPH students featured in UI ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

Several College of Public Health student researchers are featured in the 2018 Dare to Discover banner series produced by the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. The black-and-gold banners will be installed in early February throughout downtown Iowa City and in the Old Capitol Mall/University Capitol Centre (UCC). Find out who the students are! Published February 1, 2018

MPH student Jeanette Deason is the first graduate of the U2G program

Like many other undergraduate students, Jeanette Deason knew she wanted to go to graduate school, but wasn't sure where. A statistics major at the University of Iowa, Deason envisioned eventually working in medical testing and clinical trials. When she attended a meeting introducing the new Undergraduate to Graduate (U2G) program offered through the UI College of Public Health, the pieces started to fall into place.  Published December 7, 2017

CTSDMC working with Michael J. Fox Foundation to find cure for Parkinson’s disease

The Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center (CTSDMC) in the UI College of Public Health has been working with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research since 2009, gathering and analyzing data collected during numerous studies the foundation funds to find a treatment for the disease. (Iowa Now) Published December 6, 2017


Questions or comments? Contact Terry Kirk. This page was last reviewed on April 16, 2014.