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Department of Biostatistics Archives

VUMC’s Pietenpol, Shyr named AACR Fellows

Mar. 22, 2022—Vanderbilt's Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD, and Yu Shyr, PhD, have been inducted as fellows of the American Association for Cancer Research Academy.

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Impact of digital health interventions

Jan. 31, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers test and recommend statistical approaches to study the association between engagement with digital health interventions and clinical outcomes.

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Vanderbilt biostatisticians launch Cancer-Immu data portal for predicting response to immune checkpoint blockade immunotherapy

Jan. 14, 2022—A new data portal called Cancer-Immu established by a team of Vanderbilt University Medical Center biostatisticians can help cancer clinicians and researchers predict which patients will respond to immune checkpoint inhibitors.

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VUMC team puts tool to reduce heart failure admissions to test

Nov. 11, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a risk stratification tool to predict outcomes and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions after emergency department visits for acute heart failure.

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VUMC tests drugs for COVID outpatient treatment

Nov. 11, 2021—  by Paul Govern Vanderbilt University Medical Center has joined a nationwide study to evaluate repurposed medications in the search for effective, safe treatments for mild-to-moderate COVID-19. Repurposed medications are those already approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for other indications. ACTIV-6, “The Randomized Trial to Evaluate Efficacy of Repurposed Medications,” is a...

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Raman, Balucan receive health equity research grants

Sep. 9, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers Rameela Raman, PhD, and Francis Balucan, MD, MBA, are the recipients of the first annual Vanderbilt Center for Health Services Research (CHSR) Health Equity Research Grants.

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Prediction models for breast cancer

Jul. 27, 2021—Vanderbilt researchers developed new prognostic models for breast cancer outcomes and found that adding postdiagnostic weight change as a factor improves the prediction.

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Method proposed to correct misinterpretations of long-term survival rates for immunotherapies

Apr. 15, 2021—Immune checkpoint inhibitors have transformed cancer care to the point where the popular Cox proportional-hazards model provides misleading estimates of the treatment effect, according to a new study published April 15 in JAMA Oncology.

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Study outlines VUMC’s strategy for a learning health care system

Apr. 1, 2021—New investments in clinical programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center are increasingly contingent upon studies to validate claims of benefit and the potential for scalability and spread.

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A deeper look at out-of-home care

Dec. 15, 2020—Geographically targeted efforts to prevent children being placed in out-of-home care might be possible, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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VUMC mourns loss of Biostatistics pioneer Federspiel

Oct. 30, 2020—Charles Foster (Chuck) Federspiel, PhD, a beloved member of the Vanderbilt University faculty for 61 years and founding director of the Division of Biostatistics, died on Oct. 19. He was 91.

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Follow-up calls don’t impact readmission, mortality rates: study

Sep. 24, 2020—Following up with adult general medicine patients by phone within the week after their hospital discharge as a stand-alone intervention has no impact on readmissions, mortality or patient satisfaction, according to a new study by Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers.

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