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Jan

25

Biostatistics & Statistics Joint Seminar Series

Online - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Grant Izmirlian, Ph.D.

NCI DCP Biometry Research Group

Presentation Title:

False Discovery Type Procedures: caveats to reproducibility its all about dispersion

Abstract:

The Benjamini-Hochberg false discovery rate (BH-FDR) procedure is a step-up multiple testing procedure which guarantees control of the false discovery rate (FDR). The FDR is the expected false discovery proportion (FDP) which is an unobserved random ratio. The procedure is typically applied in --omics studies in which a large number of markers is to be thresholded yielding a shorter list of markers for further investigation. In the planning and design of these studies, the average power, which is the expected true positive proportion (TPP) is used. Specifically, a sample size is determined that offers specified average power to control the FDR level given design parameters such as sample size, effect size and prior probability that a given marker is a true signal. In my talk I will demonstrate first by presenting some theoretical results and then with a large simulation study, that both the FDR and average power can be very unreliable due to non-negligible dispersion in the distributions of the FDP and TPP. I will then present alternative procedures for controlling the tail probability of the FDP, and a concept of power which is based upon the tail probability of the TPP. The R function, pwrFDR , calculates all notions of power under all procedures for controlling the distribution of the FDP. Furthermore, based upon the theoretical results it determines a recommended FDP procedure. We will have time after the talk to demonstrate usage of the package.

For Zoom link please contact Lucia Ontiveros: lucia.ontiveros@northwestern.edu

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Jan

26

NHLBI T32 Candidate Seminar with Velarie Ansu

Online - 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Name: Velarie Ansu, MS

Doctoral Candidate

Indiana University Bloomington

Title of Presentation: Assessing Biomarkers of Magnesium in the Diet and Status

Abstract

Magnesium is an essential mineral in the human body and deficiency has been shown to exacerbate metabolic diseases. About 48% of the US population do not meet the Estimated Average Requirements of magnesium suggesting that there could be a widespread deficiency. Challenges exist in the use of methods to assess dietary intake and nutritional status of magnesium. In this presentation, objective markers that assess dietary intake of magnesium as well as simple and accurate measures of magnesium status, as well as their reference ranges in healthy and cardiometabolic disease states, will be discussed. Results from this study will provide information that will support future research and will focus on magnesium deficiencies in the context of metabolic disease.

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Jan

28

Annalese Duprey - The Romance of Silence:  A Medieval Perspective on Gender and Suffering in Medicine

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Annalese Duprey, PhD (English, Northwestern University)
Former Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Humanities and Bioethics Affiliate

The Romance of Silence:
A Medieval Perspective on Gender and Suffering in Medicine

Recent accounts of the seriousness with which womens' experience of pain is taken in the medical community give us pause to consider the connection between the mental and the physical aspects of health and illness. This talk will explore the thirteenth-century verse Roman de Silence---the story of a girl raised as a boy---for its questions about gendered bodily experience and suffering.

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Jan

28

Beyond Detention: New Findings from the Northwestern Juvenile Project

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Guest:
Linda A. Teplin, PhD
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Linda Teplin is the Principal Investigator of the Northwestern Juvenile Project, a 20-year epidemiologic study of mental health needs and outcomes of youth after they leave detention. She sampled 1800 youth in the late nineties and has tracked and reinterviewed them ever since, up to their thirties. Professor Teplin will present key findings on psychiatric disorders; educational, social, and socioeconomic outcomes; and death rates.

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Jan

28

CHETchat Spotlight Series: LVEJO's Water & Health Study

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: 12:00pm -1:00pm CST

Speakers:
Brenda Santoyo, Policy Associate, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization
Cyatharine Alias, Project Associate, Center for Neighborhood Technology
Nancy Meza, Water Justice Organizer, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Join us for presentation on the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) Water & Health study. This study aims to better understand the impacts of drinking water, urban flooding, and COVID-19 on Chicago s Little Village neighborhood.

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Feb

01

Biostatistics & Statistics Joint Seminar Series

Online - 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Li-Xuan Qin, PhD

Associate Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Presentation Title:

On the Off-Label Uses of Data Normalization: From Microarrays to Sequencing

Abstract:

It is widely accepted that a crucial step to reproducible analysis of transcriptomics data is to identify data artifacts that arise from disparate experimental handling and remove them through data normalization. Statistical methods for data normalization were first developed for microarrays primarily in the setting of differential expression analysis. However, they have since been borrowed for other data types and analysis settings without rigorous re-evaluation. We set out to systematically assess their performance in connection with analysis settings, for microarrays and sequencing, by collecting robustly benchmarked data, devising novel resampling algorithms for simulating additional data, and developing useful criteria for performance evaluation. In this talk, I will present our findings in the settings of sample classification and survival prediction, two important analysis goals for translational biomedical research, pointing out potential caveats of popular normalization methods such as quantile normalization and providing possible solutions.

For Zoom link please contact Lucia Ontiveros : lucia.ontiveros@northwestern.edu

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Feb

04

Nora Jones - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Nora Jones

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Feb

04

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at Northwestern: Exemplars and Early Findings

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

"Patient-Centered Outcomes Research at Northwestern: Exemplars and Early Findings" is part of the Translational Applications in Public Health mini-series, which is a collaboration between the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute.

Guest:
Zeeshan Butt, PhD
Associate Professor of Medical Social Sciences, Surgery, and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Associate Director, IPHAM Center for Patient-Centered Outcomes
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Feb

08

Biostatistics & Statistics Joint Seminar Series

Online - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Douglas D. Gunzler, PhD

Case Western Reserve University, Population Health Research Institute, Center for Health Care Research & Policy, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio

Presentation Title:

An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Analysis of Overlapping Symptoms in Co-occurring Conditions

Abstract:

Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) is a very general multivariate technique that can be used for analyzing data in the presence of measurement error and complex causal relationships. In this seminar, we describe SEM for health and medical research. The discussion is motivated by a problem of symptom overlap routinely faced by clinicians and researchers, in which symptoms or test results are common to two or more co-occurring conditions. As a result of such overlap, diagnoses, treatment decisions and inferences about the effectiveness of treatments for these conditions can be biased. This problem is further complicated by increasing reliance on patient-reported outcomes, which introduces systematic error based on an individual s interpretation of a test questionnaire. SEM provides flexibility in correcting for this type of measurement bias and disentangling the overlap. Scales and scoring approaches can be revised to account for this overlap, leading to better care. We discuss an example of depression screening in multiple sclerosis patients in which depressive symptoms overlap with other symptoms, such as fatigue, cognitive impairment and functional impairment.

For Zoom link please contact Lucia Ontiveros : lucia.ontiveros@northwestern.edu

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Feb

11

Disparities in Research Enrollment and Implications for Public Health Emergencies

Online - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Registration required.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) at Northwestern University.

Guest:
Erin Paquette, MD, JD, MBe
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Law, by courtesy
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law
Attending Physician, Division of Critical Care Medicine and Chair, Ethics Advisory Board
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children s Hospital of Chicago

For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham

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Feb

11

Jordan Brown - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Jordan Brown

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Feb

16

"Patient outcomes in multimorbidity - PROMS harmonised across diagnoses to guide us" presented by Martin Ingvar, MD, PhD

Online - 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

"Patient outcomes in multimorbidity - PROMS harmonised across diagnoses to guide us"
Presented by Martin Ingvar, MD, PhD
Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Karolinska Intitutet, Sweden

Abstract: The use of PROMS to allow the patients' voice to be heard when assessing quality and outcomes offers a potent tool in healthcare improvement. We have developed standard sets of measures to assess outcomes that matter to patients covering more than 50% of the disease burden. Recently we harmonised the terminology across all diagnoses in order to allow efficient assessment of outcomes also in patients with multiple diagnoses (ICHOM.org). We are in the process of an international roll-out and provide a mechanism for international benchmarking of provider results based on these measurement schedules. The systematic use of PROMS is an important asset in health care development

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Feb

18

Larry Churchill - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Larry Churchill

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Feb

25

MH&B Alum Flash(y) - Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

MH&B Alum Flash(y)

Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

**REGISTRATION REQUIRED**

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Mar

04

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

11

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

16

Qualitative Methods Workshop for Community Partners - Two-Part Workshop

No Location - 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in this workshop. This *two-part session will provide an introductory overview of qualitative methods including types of qualitative data, tool creation, data collection methods, analysis, and provide opportunities to apply this learning through practice. The sessions will focus on qualitative methods most relevant to health-related community programming so there will be a heavy focus on preparing and conducting interviews. The second session will focus on learning from practice exercise experiences and analyzing interview and focus-group data.

Two-Part Workshop:

Part 1: Qualitative methods review

March 16th from 2-3PM

Part 2: Practical application and analysis

March 22nd from 2-3PM

*This workshop is designed to be completed as a set, with learning from the first session applied and revisited in the second session. Registration is required and space is limited due to the nature of this training. The sessions are highly interactive and practice exercises will be assigned for completion on your own during the week between sessions.

This series is open to everyone, but designed for community organizations. This training is co-hosted by Northwestern's Alliance for Research in Chicagoland Communities (ARCC) and Buehler Center for Health Policy and Economics.

Registration Required - Email us to register for this two-part workshop at ARCC@northwestern.edu.

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Mar

18

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Mar

25

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

01

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

08

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

15

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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Apr

22

Montgomery Lecture Series

Online - 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Presents

A Montgomery Lecture

With

Speaker/Topic to be announced

The Montgomery Lectures series addresses diverse topics within bioethics and the medical humanities. Presenters are faculty, affiliates, and alumni of the Medical Humanities & Bioethics Graduate Program--along with a few special guests. The lectures run every Thursday from noon to 12:45pm during The Graduate School's fall, winter, and spring quarters. They are open to students, faculty, and the general public. Formerly called "Special Topics in MH&B", this series was renamed in 2013 for Emeritus Professor Kathryn Montgomery.

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