Biostatistics News

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

Student-run workshop introduces girls to biostatistics, math, and coding

Last month, several graduate students from the Department of Biostatistics held an introductory coding and biostatistics workshop with fourth through sixth grade girls participating in the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County’s (NCJC) after school program in Iowa City. Amy Wu, one of the students coordinating the workshop, shared more details about the event. Published May 2, 2024

Kennelty, Casteel land $17.9M award for hypertension management study

Two University of Iowa researchers have been approved for nearly $18 million to help older adults with multiple chronic medical conditions better manage their hypertension. CPH professor Carri Casteel is a dual-principal investigator on the award along with Korey Kennelty from the College of Pharmacy. CPH co-investigators include Jon Davis, Ryan Carnahan, and Joe Cavanaugh.  Published April 24, 2024

Biostatistics unites the Seedorff brothers

Through their academic work in biostatistics at the University of Iowa, three Iowa siblings with a love for numbers and problem-solving have found enriching—and different—career paths. Read more about Michael, Jacob, and Nick Seedorff. Published April 17, 2024

Student Tabitha Peter awarded Fulbright to Colombia

Tabitha Peter, a PhD candidate in biostatistics, is the recipient of a Fulbright Study/Research Grant to Colombia for 2024-25. She will spend a year in Medellín conducting qualitative research for her dissertation. Published April 12, 2024

Alumna Leslie McClure reflects on public health research

Alumna Leslie McClure (97MS) is now the dean of Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and fellow with the SLU Research Institute. She recently reflected on the experiences that brought her to this new position and what it means to grow public health research. Published April 2, 2024

Carol S. Gleich Development Award recipients announced

Congratulations to the latest recipients of the Dr. Carol S. Gleich Development Award! This award is available to faculty members and graduate students in the College of Public Health to support travel expenses to perform an official function at a national or international meeting. Published March 7, 2024

Coffey shares more about his Presidential Lecture and ties to Iowa

Ahead of the 41st annual Presidential Lecture on Feb. 19, hear more from this year’s lecturers: Christopher Coffey, of the UI College of Public Health, and Cristina Tilley, of the UI College of Law. In this Q&A, Coffey and Tilley highlight what they hope to share in the lecture, what brought them to Iowa, and why they love the community. Published February 15, 2024

Sign up for the Jakobsen Research Showcase

Graduate students are invited to share their research at the Jakobsen Research Showcase on March 23. Presentations can include posters, oral talks, a short performance, or art display. Register by Feb. 26.  Published February 14, 2024

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative paper selected as a “top pick” for 2023

The editorial board of Neurology Today has selected a Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative paper as one of its "top picks" for important advances in movement disorders in 2023. The paper included co-authors David-Erick Lafontant, Seung Ho Choi, Ryan Kurth, Chelsea Caspell-Garcia, and Chris Coffey. Published February 1, 2024

Coffey, Tilley to present UI’s 41st Presidential Lecture

Christopher Coffey, director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center and professor of biostatistics in the University of Iowa College of Public Health, and Cristina Tilley, Claire Ferguson-Carlson Faculty Fellow in Law and professor in the UI College of Law, will deliver the UI’s 41st Presidential Lecture on Feb. 19. Published January 18, 2024