“mTOR and metabolic pathways in T cell fate decisions”
Austrian Auditorium, CRB
Title: "A Weighting Analogue to Pair Matching in Propensity Score Analysis"
Abstract: Propensity score matching is widely used for studying treatment effects in observational studies. In this talk, I propose the method of matching weights as an analogue to one-to-one pair matching on the propensity score with a caliper and without replacement. Compared with pair matching, the proposed method offers more efficient estimation, more accurate variance calculation, better balance, and simpler asymptotic analysis. A statistical test for the misspecification of the propensity score model is proposed for balance checking purposes. An augmented version of the matching weight estimator is developed that has the double robust property, i.e., the estimator is consistent if either the outcome model or the propensity score model is correct. The proposed method is studied in simulations and illustrated through a real data example.
Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life:
Preparing for Campus Interviews and Negotiating Academic Job Offers
Tuesday, January 22, 5-6:15 pm
Terrace Room, Claudia Cohen Hall
Justin DiAngelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Hofstra University
Second speaker to be announced
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Making a good impression during a campus interview will be the best way to convince search committees that you are the ideal candidate. This requires that you can talk effectively about yourself and your research, ask good questions to the faculty, administrators, and students that you will meet, and highlight how your particular knowledge and experiences set you apart from other candidates. Even while the job market remains quite challenging, it is still important to be prepared to negotiate effectively once offers have been made. Whether you are applying for a visiting assistant professor position or a tenure track faculty position at a college or university, there are many things that you may be able to negotiate once you have received a written offer.
This program is a session of the Faculty Conversations on the Academic Job Search and Academic Life, a series for doctoral students and postdocs which is co-sponsored by Career Services and the Vice Provost for Education. This year, 2013, is the 18th year of this series in which faculty and administrators share valuable information to help you best understand the academic job search process. While some are targeted to people in certain broad discipline areas, all PhD students and postdocs are welcome to attend. Remember, if you plan on attending, please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HH53HY3
Julie Miller Vick
Senior Associate Director
Graduate Student/Postdoctoral Fellow Career Advisor
University of Pennsylvania
3718 Locust Walk, Suite 20 McNeil Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6209
Neuroscience of Behavior Initiative
Paul J. Gruenewald, PhD
Senior Research Scientist/Scientific Director
Prevention Research Center, Berkeley, CA
“Social Ecological Models of Substance Use”
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 at 2:00pm
Barchi Library, 140 John Morgan Building
Immune Disease Institute
Children’s Hospital Boston, Boston, MA
"Immature B cells prefer class switch recombination to IgE" and "Early B lineage development in the intestinal lamina propria"