Biostatistics News

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

Hear from the 2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, the College of Public Health will honor the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson Shenghui Tang. The awards presentation and a discussion led by CPH graduate students Alexis Clark and Alex Murra will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in N110 CPHB. A virtual option will be available as well.  Published August 25, 2021

Sign up for the Global Health Case Competition

Registration for the 5th Annual Global Public Health Case Competition is now open! All University of Iowa students are eligible to participate. Don't miss your chance to win cash prizes. Register by Sept. 23. Published August 11, 2021

Alumna discusses biostatistics, how to handle imposter syndrome, and more

Alumna Stephanie Kliethermes (09MS, 13 PhD) was a recent guest on the podcast "Madam Athlete." Kliethermes is a biostatistician, research director for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, assistant professor, and lifelong athlete.  Published May 19, 2021

A love of numbers drew Caitlin Ward to biostatistics

A passion for calculus coupled with an interest in public health led Caitlin Ward -- who is earning a PhD in biostatistics in May 2021 -- to an area of research that could hardly be more relevant today: creating more realistic models of the spread of infectious diseases.  Published May 11, 2021

2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson, who earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a doctoral degree in occupational and environmental health, and Shenghui Tang, who earned a Master of Science degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in biostatistics. Published May 3, 2021

Wick, Breheny honored with Hancher-Finkbine Awards

Congratulations to public health undergraduate student Noah Wick and Patrick Breheny, associate professor of biostatistics! They were recently honored at the virtual 2021 Hancher-Finkbine Dinner. Breheny received the M.L. Huit Faculty Award for his service and dedication to students, and Wick was awarded a Hancher-Finkbine medallion for his undergrad research.  Published April 22, 2021

Ecklund named to Society for Clinical Trials Class of 2021 Fellows

Congratulations to Dixie Ecklund, director of operations, Clinical Trials Statistical & Data Management Center (CTSDMC), for being selected to join the Society for Clinical Trials Class of 2021 Fellows. Published March 18, 2021

Scientific Staff Advancement Award will provide training to CTSDMC teams

Congratulations to Janel Fedler, director of biostatistics and data sharing at the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC), for receiving the Scientific Staff Advancement Award from the CPH Research Office. The funds will be used to provide CTSDMC staff with training to implement the CDISC standards. Published March 2, 2021

Students inspired to support Chaloner Memorial Scholarship fund

The Biostatistics Student Organization (BSO) recently contributed a monetary gift to the Kathryn M. Chaloner Memorial Scholarship fund. "Giving allows the department to continue to attract exceptional students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds to grow our amazing community," says Melissa Jay, BSO president. Published February 9, 2021

CPH students featured in ‘Dare to Discover’ campaign

Congratulations to CPH students Crystal Garcia, Chelsea Hicks, Felix Pabon-Rodriguez, Caitlin Ward, and Noah Wick, who are featured in this year's Dare to Discover campaign. The campaign showcases researchers, scholars, and creators from across the University of Iowa. Published January 27, 2021