Innovations in Design, Analysis, and Dissemination: Frontiers in Biostatistics and Data Science

The University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Biostatistics, The Kansas-Western Missouri Chapter of the American Statistical Association, and Cerner Corporation are pleased to announce the 14th annual Innovations in Design, Analysis and Dissemination (IDAD): Frontiers in Biostatistical and Data Science conference, to be held April 22 – 23, 2021. The conference will be held entirely online.


Symposium Keynote Address

A Seat at the Table: The Key Role of Biostatistics and Data Science in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented by Jeffrey S. Morris, Ph.D.,
Director, Division of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics,
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania,
Professor, Department of Statistics, Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and fellow of the of ASA

Journey Lectures 

Journey of a Statistical Consultant
Presented by
David Morganstein, M.A.,
Former V.P. and Director of Westat, Inc. Statistical Services Unit, Retired

110th President of the American Statistical Association (ASA)


From Mathematics to Biostatistics, Genomics and Big Health Data
Presented by Xihong Lin, Ph.D.,
Professor and former Chair of Department of Biostatistics

Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics,
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
Professor, Department of Statistics, Harvard University
Associate Member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Fellow of the ASA and 2006 COPSS Presidents’ Awardee



Symposium Invited Presentations 

Title talk 1: A Structured Brain-wide and Genome-wide Association Study Using ADNI PET Images

Presenter: Yanming Li, Ph.D.,
University Of Kansas Medical Center

Title talk 2: Spatially Semiparametric Varying Coefficient Models Over Complex Domains

Presenter: Jingru Mu, Ph.D.,
Kansas State University

Title talk 3: Digital histologic biomarkers and machine learning in population-based research

Presenter: Lynn Chollet Hinton, Ph.D., 
University Of Kansas Medical Center

Title talk 4: Data Visualization for the Validation of High-Dimensional Data

Presenter: Aaron R. Williams, M.S.,
Cerner Corporation

Title talk 5  Estimating Power for Clinical Trials with Patient Reported Outcomes Endpoints using Item Response Theory

Presenter: Jinxiang Hu, Ph.D.,
University of Kansas Medical Center

Title talk 6 Using Data Science to Understand the Clinical Heterogeneity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Presenter: Diego Mazzotti, Ph.D.,
University of Kansas Medical Center

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