Events and Groups

Weekly Seminars

Most Wednesdays (during the fall and spring semesters), from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., our department hosts hour-long presentations (currently on Zoom) by a variety of experts. To view the full schedule and receive notifications for future sessions, visit the series page.


Bioinformatics Working Group

The members of this group meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from noon to 1 p.m., with a rotation of presenters. Topics are typically sent to participants two days before each session. For more information, contact Qi Liu.


Biostatistics Clinics

Our department offers consultation services to all Vanderbilt and Meharry investigators who have design or methodological questions about their research project or published articles. This free service is provided virtually, on an appointment-only basis. Visit the clinics page to learn more. 


Causal Inference Working Group

For information, contact Andrew Spieker.


Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Race in Research – Study Group

Race, in the words of Dorothy Roberts, "is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people's health." How, then, should we as biostatisticians use race and related constructs in our analyses? We meet monthly to discuss and learn. For more information, contact Laurie Samuels.


Statistical Computing Series

Our department hosts a monthly hour-long program (usually on fourth Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.) for practitioners of statistical computing. To view potential topics, scheduled events, and instructions for signing up, visit the series page.


American Statistical Association Programs

Our department's activities in conjunction with the ASA include programs hosted by the Middle Tennessee chapter and the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Graduate Student Association chapter. 


Registation is now open for

useR! 2022 - online: June 20–23, 2022

Save the dates for

ENAR 2023 in Nashville: March 19–22, 2023

JSM (Joint Statistical Meetings) in Nashville: August 2–7, 2025