The department is deeply saddened to announce the death of Professor Jack Hall on October 14, 2012 at the age of 82. Jack arrived at the University of Rochester in 1969 and remained as an active member of the faculty until his retirement on July 31, 2012. He will be greatly missed by colleagues, students and staff; please see the URMC Newsroom Obituary for further information on Jack’s highly distinguished career.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Robert Strawderman from Cornell University joined the department as Chair effective July 1, 2012. For further information see the URMC Newsroom article.
Welcome to the home page of the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, located in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester! Our department has a long record of excellence in methodologic and collaborative research and in the education of professionals in and users of statistics. The Department currently has 29 faculty in the tenure- and research tracks with research interests spanning traditional biostatistics, stochastic modeling, bioinformatics and computational biology.
Methodologic interests of the faculty include survival analysis, nonparametric and semiparametric inference, sequential trial design, order-restricted inference, linear models, longitudinal data analysis, smoothing techniques, stochastic modeling of complex cell systems, statistical profiling, analysis of micro-array data, Bayesian analysis, measurement error models, and ROC curve analysis.
The Department offers masters and doctoral degrees and has an active postdoctoral program supported by research and training grants. We have strong collaborative relationships with Anesthesiology, Biomedical Genetics, the Cancer Center, Cardiology, Environmental Medicine, Microbiology and Immunology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Public Health Sciences and many other departments, centers and units throughout the School. We are also an important contributor to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of the University of Rochester.
The Department operates a consulting service staffed by faculty, research associates and assistants, programmers and graduate students that can provide assistance on topics ranging from advice on study design and analysis to complete data management.
Robert Strawderman, ScD
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