The UNC CFAR Biostatistics Core hosts meetings among quantitative researchers interested in HIV research throughout the research triangle area, including CFAR members and quantitative researchers from UNC, FHI 360, and RTI. The BCRG, formed in spring 2013, provides opportunities for research synergy and networking, through cross-discipline discussion of quantitative methods in HIV/AIDS research. Meetings have been regularly attended by researchers from a range of quantitative fields, including biostatistics, epidemiology and pharmacokinetic modeling. Past presentation topics have included pharmacokinetic modeling, meta-analysis, measurement of viral load outcomes, and statistical methods for serial limiting dilution assays.

Previous meetings

“A World beyond p < 0.05 – Synopsis and debate from the fall 2017 ASA Symposium”
Speaker: Katie Mollan, MS
Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, 9:30 – 11 a.m. in 230 Rosenau Hall
Background reading:
The P-value Statement – click here!
Info on the ASA Symposium: 
Slides: A world beyond p

“Analysis approaches for microarray and RNA sequencing data will be presented, with thoughts on how these approaches can apply to HIV research”
Speaker: Michael Love, PhD
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

“Stayin’ alive (and suppressed): a longitudinal HIV continuum in the Dominican Republic.”
Speaker: Sabrina Zadrozny, PhD & Jess Edwards, PhD
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

“Type 3 rationality is to optimize causally-expected utility, within reason. Examples from HIV will be discussed.”
Speaker: Stephen R. Cole, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

“Statistical Methods for Viral Outgrowth Assays”
Speakers: Pedro Baldoni, MS and Sook-Kyung Lee, PhD
Wednesday, June 1, 2016

“HIV modeling: using a combination of agent-modeling and survival analysis.”
Georgiy Bobashev, PhD
Wednesday, November 4, 2015

“Doubly Robust Estimation of Optimal Treatment Regimes for Survival Data – with an Application to UNC AIDS Data”
Wenbin Lu
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

“Leveraging the HIV Cascade to Improve Public Health: Conceptual and Measurement Challenges”
Kim Powers
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

“Generalizing Evidence from Randomized Trials and Observational Studies”
Ashley Buchanan, Daniel Westreich, and Katie Lesko
Wednesday, December 3, 2014

“Statistical Methods for Serial Limiting Dilution Assays”
Joe Rigdon
Wednesday, September 3, 2014

“A measure to combine viral suppression and viral rebound in studies of HIV therapy”
Jess Edwards
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

“Hazard of Suicidality in Patients Randomly Assigned to Efavirenz for Initial Treatment of HIV-1”
Katie Mollan
Thursday, February 27, 2014

“FHI 360 Biostatistics & Epidemiology Brown Bag Lunch Seminar”
Pai-Lien Chen and Douglas Taylor
Monday, October 21, 2013

“Statistical Issues in Population Pharmacokinetic Modeling & Simulation”
Kuo Yang
Thursday, July 18, 2013

“UNC CFAR quantitative networking meeting”
Michael Hudgens
Thursday, April 18, 2013