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  • Thursday, December 6, 2018

    • Handling Confounding with Nancy Perrin Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Locations: SON 401-Pinkard Bldg Details:

      The Office for Science and Innovation (OSI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Nancy Perrin, PhD, Director of the Biostatistics and Methods Core in the OSI, will be hosting a workshop focused on handling confounding.

      Observational and quasi-experimental designs often run into the issue of confounding where a factor associated with the outcome and the treatment (or exposure) may influence the results. This talk will explore analytical approaches to handling confounding to strengthen conclusions about the relationship between the treatment and outcome. We will review propensity scores, instrumental variables and disease risk scores approaches to handling confounding. Matching, weighting, and covariate approaches to propensity scores and selection of instrumental variables will be discussed.

      Dr. Perrin’s areas of expertise include longitudinal study design and analysis, clustered data, psychometrics, and handling messy data that comes along with doing research in real world settings. She is a methodologist and biostatistician with extensive experience in study design and analysis. She has been co-investigator on over 30 federally funded studies in healthcare, community, and international settings using both clinical trials and observational designs. 

      Lunch will be provided for this workshop

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    • Ugly Sweaters in Winter Wonderland Party Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm Locations: SON - Carpenter Room Details:

      Carpenter Room

      Come enjoy an evening of food, drinks, and merriment! Help us welcome winter with karaoke, holiday crafts, a photobooth, and warm drinks.  Children and family welcome.  Love baking? Bring your favorite dessert to share!  Wear your best ugly sweater for prizes…

      RSVP’s accepted through December 5th or until maximum capacity is reached.

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