July 2018

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Chen Group Newsletter | July 2018

Welcome to the July 2018 edition of the Chen Group Newsletter. This newsletter is where you can find the most relevant team and Center-wide updates, news, and highlights. 

Upcoming Events | Recent & Upcoming Presentations | Publications | Team Updates | Center Updates

Author: Eline Appelmans

Upcoming Events

10th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID) takes place July 9-25, 2018, at the University

The 10th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

July 9-25, 2018, University of Washington in Seattle. Registration information is available on the SISMID website. (image courtesy of UW)

The 4th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID)

The 4th Annual Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data (SISBID) 

July 11-27, 2018, University of Washington in Seattle.

Registration information is available on the SISBID website. (image courtesy of UW)

Chen Group Summer Meeting Break

July 11th – September 10th. Dr. Chen looks forward to welcoming you all back, refreshed, in September for what will be an exciting, new year.

Chen Group Summer Retreat (invitation only)

August 30th at Botanical gardens Wisteria Hall Arboretum. Honored guest speakers include: Dan Wattendorf from ITS at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Ross Prentice from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington.


Recent & Upcoming Presentations 

Sahar Zangeneh: Invited Panelist. Careers in (bio) statistics. StatNorthwest at the University of Washington. Seattle, WA, US. April 2018.

Sahar Zangeneh: Invited Panelist. Missing populations in health data. Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM) Symposium. Bellevue, WA, US. April 2018. 

Sahar Zangeneh: HPTN Annual Meeting Stats Plenary (invited): Statistical Methods for Addressing Missing Data in HIV/AIDS Surveillance Systems Secondary Analysis of the HPTN 065 Trial. Washington DC, US. May 2018.

Yifan Zhu: Clustering functional data with application to electronic medication adherence monitoring in HIV prevention trials. ICSA 2018 Applied Statistics Symposium, New Brunswick, NJ, US. June 2018. 

Sayan Dasgupta: Trial Designs for Evaluating Combination HIV Prevention Approaches. International Chinese Statistical Association Applied Statistics Symposium. US. June 2018.

Sahar Zangeneh: Invited e-poster. Statistical Methods for Addressing Missing Data in HIV/AIDS Surveillance Systems. Joint Statistical Meetings. Vancouver, Canada. July 2018.

Sahar Zangeneh: Partially Missing at Random and Ignorable Inferences for Parameter Subsets with Missing Data Invited plenary 14th Iranian Statistics Conference (bi-annual): Sharoud University, Semnan Province, Iran. August 2018


Publications

Bricker JB, Sridharan V, Zhu Y, Mull KE, Heffner JL, Watson NL, McClure JB, Di C. Trajectories of 12- Month Usage Patterns for Two Smoking Cessation Websites: Exploring How Users Engage Over Time. J Med Internet Res 2018;20(4):e10143. PMCID: 5935807. URL: 


Team Updates

Grant Submitted: 2/2 Ganciclovir to Prevent Reactivation of Cytomegalovirus in Patients with Acute

Respiratory Failure and Sepsis (Title). Expect more news January 2019

Summer interns

Participating in the Chen Group Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology Program here at Fred Hutch June/July-August 2018:

Erin Song (Regional High School)
Kelvin Dankwa (Seattle University)
Kevin Zhong (University of Toronto)
 

Mentor: Ying Chen
Day supervisor: Lili Peng

SISMID: Eline Appelmans won a scholarship to participate in the Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

Modules: Mathematical Models of Infectious Diseases, Statistics and Modeling with Novel Data Streams, and Spatial Statistics in Epidemiology and Public Health

SISBID: Lili Peng participating in the Summer Institute in Statistics for Big Data

Modules: Supervised Methods for Statistical Machine Learning and Unsupervised Methods for Statistical Machine Learning

AEM Chen Group Site Update

Schedule a professional portrait session.


Center Updates

BBE Picnic

Event Info

Host: The BBE Community Group
When: Thursday, July 19 from 1:30 PM  to 4:30 PM
Where: Gasworks Park Marina, Seattle, WA 98103

Message from Host

Join us for the annual BBE summer picnic! Food, drinks, games and prizes! 
Bring your family and four-legged friends!  
We will have sandwiches, spring rolls, drinks and games!! 
We could always use more games - bring a lawn game as well! YAY