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Department of Biostatistics and Informatics, Colorado School of Public Health


Department Chair Appointed as Journal Co-Editor

Dr. Debashis GhoshPending approval by the International Biometric Society, Debashis Ghosh, Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Informatics at the Colorado School of Public Health, will serve as co-Editor of the journal Biometrics from January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020. Biometrics is a leading journal for methodological biostatistics research and is the official journal of the International Biometric Society, an international society devoted to the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the biosciences. The journal has three co-Editors, and Ghosh will be the representative from North America. The journal typically receives approximately 650 submissions a year, of which 20% are ultimately accepted for publication in the journal.

Katie Colborn Wins Gates Foundation Grant

Kathryn Colborn, PhD, a secondary faculty member of the Department and a Senior Investigator with the Center for Global Health, is pursuing an innovative project titled "Development of an automated early warning system for malaria transmission using machine learning."  Katie's research is being funded in part by a Grand Challenges Explorations award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Competition for these awards is fierce, with only a 4% success rate.

PhD Student Wins IBC Awards for Oral Presentation

DeWitt.jpgPeter DeWitt, PhD candidate in Biostatistics, received two awards at the XXVIIIth International Biometric Conference (IBC) held in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in July 2016. Peter received both the International Biometric Society Award for the Best Student Oral Presentation for ‘Parsimonious B-spline Regression Models via Control Polygon Reduction’, along with the Western North American Region Award (WNAR) for ‘Runner-up of the Oral Presentation of the 2016 WNAR Student Paper Competition’. Peter works with faculty members Drs. Sam MaWhinney and Nichole Carlson.


In addition to Seminars and journal club discussions, the Department offers faculty members and students the opportunity to participate in different Working Groups:

These groups meet monthly to conduct specialized discussions and presentations.

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