Biostatistics News

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

Student Amy Hahn zeroes in on breast cancer

Biostatistics PhD student Amy Hahn uses statistical methods to analyze data on Iowa women with breast cancer.  Published November 6, 2019

CPH researchers studying recovery from alcohol use disorders

Paul Gilbert, CPH assistant professor, is leading a study to better understand behavioral change strategies and recovery from alcohol use disorders. (Daily Iowan) Published October 17, 2019

UI researchers seek ways to reduce opioid use, chronic pain

A University of Iowa pain researcher has won two grants as part of a national effort to improve treatments for pain and cut the use of opioids. (Radio Iowa) Published October 16, 2019

CTSDMC researchers part of national effort to curb opioid use

Christopher Coffey, CPH professor of biostatistics and director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center, will collaborate with UI colleagues on a four-year, $6.5 million award from NINDS to establish a Clinical Coordinating Center for the Acute to Chronic Pain Signatures Program. (CCOM) Published October 9, 2019

CPH researchers to study alcohol recovery outside of treatment

CPH researchers led by Paul Gilbert have been awarded a $2.27 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to study adults with alcohol use disorder who achieve remission without obtaining professional treatment. Published October 3, 2019

UI biostatistician soars to world records

Not many people would feel at ease soaring 10,000 feet above the earth tethered to a balloon, but for pilot and College of Public Health alumna Kim Magee (15MS), the sky is practically a second home. (Iowa Magazine) Published September 11, 2019

Alumna Kim Magee reaches new heights in ballooning

Kim Magee has a passion for ballooning, whether it's for fun or competition. She went to the University of Iowa to get her master's degree in biostatistics and now works for the College of Public Health in the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center. Published September 5, 2019

Iowa partnership helps neurologists design stronger clinical trials

An Iowa–Michigan partnership called the Clinical Trials Methodology Course is an annual training program for junior neurology faculty and fellows from institutions across the country that teaches participants how to design clinical trials. (CCOM) Published August 22, 2019

Video: Iowa hosts clinical trials methodology course

This summer, the University of Iowa hosted a clinical trials methodology course that helps investigators design large-scale neurological studies. Published August 14, 2019

Talking to teens can lead to safer driving

A new study by CPH researchers finds that the use of video monitoring technology combined with parents talking to their teens about safe driving motivates young drivers to be safer. (Iowa Now) Published July 17, 2019

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