Professional development seminar: demystifying biostatistics

Biostatistics can be a mysterious concept to many people, even to some clinical researchers. In fact, biostatistics can sound like a foreign language at times. Nevertheless, biostatistics and data analyses are critically important and integral to clinical and translation research across several disciplines, especially as scientific data have become larger and more complex in recent years.

2000px-Fisher_iris_versicolor_sepalwidth.svgIn this talk, presented by the Institute for NanoBioTechnology, we will demystify biostatistics by providing concrete examples commonly encountered in our interactions with Johns Hopkins University scientists. We will give details about the data analytical services currently provided by collaborators working at the Johns Hopkins Biostatistics Center, and are also available to answer specific questions about how the Biostatistics Center might be of help with analyses for your particular scientific questions.

Dr. Richard Thompson and Dr. Gayane Yenokyan from the Department of Biostatics will present on March 23, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. in 102 Mason Hall  (the Alumni Boardroom). Seating is limited, please RSVP to by March 22. Light refreshments will be served.

INBT Seminar: the graduate school admissions process

The next professional development seminar hosted by Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology will be held Wednesday, June 18 at 10:30 a.m. in the Schaffer 3 Auditorium. The speaker is Maya Suraj, new Director of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment for Arts & Sciences and Engineering at the Homewood campus.

Maya Suraj

Maya Suraj

Prior to Hopkins, she was at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where she focused on streamlining the graduate process. This included making the graduate office proficient in credential evaluation, redesigning workflows, integrating technology and developing recruitment plans. Suraj will talk to the students about the graduate admissions process from cradle to grave, best practices and tips. A Q&A will follow.

This seminar is free and open to the Hopkins community, but an RSVP is required to Danielle Tiggle at