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Biostatistics Open House


Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

The Graduate Program in Biostatistics of the Graduate Group in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites current students and recent BS and MS graduates to our Open House.  Current faculty will introduce attendees to the field of biostatistics (statistics with applications to biomedical science) through presentations on our graduate program and current research. Students in mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering are especially encouraged to attend.

For questions please contact Catherine Vallejo at or 215-573-3881.





8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.


Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD

9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Presentation: What is Biostatistics and What do Biostatisticians Do?

Alisa Stephens-Shields, PhD

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

GGEB/MS and PhD programs at Penn

Nandita Mitra, PhD

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Student Lightning Talks

Current Students

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Faculty Lightning Talks

Big Data




Electronic Health Records

Hongzhe Li, PhD

Russel T. Shinohara, PhD

Jason A. Roy, PhD

Mingyao Li, PhD

Rebecca Hubbard, PhD

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Student Panel

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks including evaluations

Nandita Mitra, PhD

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Campus Tour (optional)