The ENAR 2023 Spring Meeting is in Nashville, from March 19 through March 22 at the JW Marriott. Here are some of the sessions department members and alumni are involved with:

Vanderbilt Biostatistics After 20 Years: Lessons Learned and Opportunities Ahead for a Biostatistics Department in a Medical Center (invited session)
Chair & Organizer: Bryan Shepherd, professor of biostatistics and vice chair of faculty affairs
Frank Harrell, professor of biostatistics and founding chair
Qingxia "Cindy" Chen, professor of biostatistics and vice chair of education
Yu Shyr, professor of biostatistics and department chair
Discussant: David L. DeMets, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Not All Censoring is a Survival Problem: Statistical Methods for Censored Covariates (invited session)
Organizer & Speaker: Sarah Lotspeich, Wake Forest University (a graduate of our PhD program)

Recent Advances in Statistical Methods for Neurodegenerative Disease Research (invited session)
Chair & Organizer: Panpan Zhang, assistant professor of biostatistics

Recent Advances in Methods of Analysis for Mismeasured or Predicted Outcomes in Biomedical Research (invited session)
Speakers include Bryan Shepherd: "Multi-Wave Validation Sampling to Improve Estimates Derived from Electronic Health Record Data" (March 20, 8:30 a.m.)

Improving Estimation of Difficult to Measure Health Outcomes (invited session)
Chair: Lucy D'Agostino McGowan, Wake Forest University (a graduate of our PhD program)

Randomization in Clinical Trial Design and Inference: Reducing Chance Imbalance and Addressing Trial Disruptions (invited session)
Organizer: Jonathan Chipman, University of Utah (a graduate of our PhD program)

Kickstart Your Career: How to Maximize Those Early Years (invited session)
Chair: Tianyi Sun, current PhD student
Speakers include Andrew Spieker, assistant professor of biostatistics

PhD candidate Chiara Di Gravio's “Efficient Study Designs and Analysis Methods for Longitudinal Binary Data: an Application to the Lung Health Study” has been selected for a Distinguished Student Paper Award.

View the preliminary program at the conference website.

Our department members also contribute to ENAR in service capacities, including the following:

CENS (Council for New and Emerging Statisticians)

  • Regional Advisory Board Liaison: Lucy D'Agostino McGowan
  • Steering Committee Member, 2022–2023: Tianyi Sun

ENAR Regional Committee (RECOM)

ENAR Regional Advisory Board (RAB)

  • Member, 2021–2023: Lucy D'Agostino McGowan
  • Member, 2022–2024: Sarah Lotspeich
  • Member, 2022–2024: Ben Saville, adjunct professor of biostatistics
  • Member, 2022–2024: Andrew Spieker

2023 Spring Meeting

  • Local Arrangements Chair: Andrew Spieker