On October 4th, 2017 Kevin Chesmore presented “The promise of discovering population-specific disease-associated genes in South Asia”, a paper which provides an overview of potential genetic studies that could be conducted primarily in India. We had a vigorous discussion on the motivations for this perspective piece, and touched on the idea of “genetic colonialism” and […]
Research and development spending to bring a single cancer drug to market and revenues after approval
On September 20th, 2017 Dr. Lindsay Sausville presented a paper entitled “Research and development spending to bring a single cancer drug to market and revenues after approval”. We had a great discussion about immunotherapies and how they are marketed by pharmaceutical companies, and what payment structures might apply to these types of very expensive therapies. […]
Performance gains in genome-wide association studies for longitudinal traits via modeling time-varied effects
On September 27th, 2017 Zuxi (Terry) Cui presented a paper on “Performance gains in genome-wide association studies for longitudinal traits via modeling time-varied effects”. We discussed the authors statistical methods, but also had a lengthy discussion about why there are not more genetic studies that include longitudinal traits, and how we might increase these studies […]
Zuxi Cui PhD Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advisors: Scott Williams Education Jilin University Major: Pharmaceutical Engineering Research Interests Human Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology, Missing Data Analysis, Clinical Trials and other Modern Biostatistics.
Lu Wang PhD Program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics Advisors: Jiayang Sun Education Shandong University Major: Preventive Medicine Research Interests Sleep