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Biostatistics Open House


Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Location: Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Biomedical Research Building II/III, 14th Floor
421 Curie Bouldevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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. - 10:45 a.m.

Student Lightning Talks

Leah Sutter, Arman Oganisian,
Jill Schnall

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. - 12:15 a.m.

Faculty Lightning Talks

Electronic Health Records

Big Data




Rebecca Hubbard, PhD

Hongzhe Li, PhD

Dylan Small, PhD

Mingyao Li, PhD

Russel T. Shinohara, PhD

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

The Admissions Process

Pamela Shaw, PhD

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

Student Panel

3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks including evaluations

J. Richard Landis, PhD

3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Campus Tour (optional)