Please join us for another exciting talk in the CCASA's 2010-2011 Luncheon program!
Loyola University Chicago's Timothy E. O'Brien will be speaking to us about a very relevant topic, the challenges of cross-culturalism and public health internationalization. We hope you can join us!
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Noon to 1:30PM
The East Bank Club
500 N. Kingsbury, Chicago 60610
This month's presenter, Timothy E. O'Brien, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at Loyola University Chicago, will be presenting on the topic "Peace Corps Meet Biostatistics: Challenges of Cross-Culturalism and Internationalization in Public Health."
A search on the Wikipedia website under the topic "statistical literacy" yields references that go back 20 or so years - and more than half a century if one includes Huff's How to Lie with Statistics - thus evidencing the extensive impact that the statistical literacy (SL) movement has had in the US and Canada. Gone may be the days in which the learned instructor 'dispenses' knowledge from the podium as students are now encouraged (if not required) to actively participate in the acquisition of this essential foundation in statistical reasoning.
This talk focuses on the extent to which the SL movement and methods translate to other cultures - cultures where student interaction during lectures may be discouraged and where no allowance may be made for individual modes of learning. We will discuss cross-culturalism, social norms and mores, the push for 'internationalization', and challenges in education, consulting and research. The speaker shall borrow from his Peace Corps experiences in Benin, French West Africa in the 1980's and recent Fulbright experiences in Thailand.
Tim's research interests include experimental design, bioassay, relative potency and synergy. He has extensive overseas experience including biostatistical consulting in Belgium and Switzerland and a variety of academic positions in South Africa, Belgium, France, Germany, and Thailand. Tim has given short courses throughout Asia and the Middle East.
Lunch is $30 for CCASA members, $35 for non-members. Non-members, join the chapter for a year for only $15 and get the discount plus all of the other benefits of membership! As usual, the Lucile Derrick Fund will purchase a limited number of tickets for students who wish to attend. If you are a student and would like to take advantage of this offer, please register online below, and contact Gerald Funk, expressing your interest.
Please e-mail Gerald Funk at email@example.com or call at 773-508-3561 for more information.
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Save the date for our December 7th luncheon, featuring our own Borko Jovanovic as the speaker!