Seminar Details

AUGUST 4, 2014 through AUGUST 11, 2014

Academic Events
Monday, August 4, 2014
  Radiology:   Clinical Imaging Symspoium in Banff --- 12:00 AM, The Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada - Contact Marisa Costello at 212-263-0724 or at
  Human Subjects Research Administration:   Fundamentals of the IRB -New Submissions --- "This session will provide attendees with information on how to submit an Application for New Protocol Review to the IRB. Attendees will learn how to complete the online smart form, receive guidance on the type of answers that will ensure a faster approval and obtain an overview of the IRB office staff available to assist you with any questions. This session will also provide attendees with guidance on new submissions within the CRMS and MyAgreements system. Brown bag session. All attendees are invited to bring lunch. Please register at Any questions, contact" 12:00 PM, United States
  Ophthalmology:   Ophthalmology-Pathology --- Norman Charles, MD Attending NYU School of Medicine 462 First Avenue , 5:15 PM, Bellevue Hospital, 462 First Avenue, NBV 5N18 - Contact Denise Ortiz at 212-263-3263 or at
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
  Dept. of Surgery:   Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Conference --- "Journal Club" , Mark Adelman, MD Chief NYULMC Skirball 3rd Floor Seminar Room , 7:00 AM, Skirball 3rd Floor Seminar Room - Contact Felicia Brockett at 212-263-6378 or at
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  Ob/Gyn:   TEACHING STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS --- MARTIN V. PUSIC, MD Assistant Professor Columbia Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF EDUCATIONAL QUALITY AND ANALYTICS; DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, PEDIATRICS (FACULTY & ADMINISTRATION) , 7:30 AM, Smilow First Floor Seminar Room - Contact Leslie Simons at 212-263-6971 or at
  Institute for Systems Genetics:   Marcelo A. Nobrega MD, PhD --- "Regulatory Variation and Human Diseases" , Marcelo A. Nobrega, MD, PhD Associate Professor University of Chicago Chicago, Illinois , 2:00 PM, Skirball Institute 3rd floor Seminar Room - Contact Nakisha Davis at 1-0795 or at
Thursday, August 7, 2014
  Population Health - Division of Biostatistics:   Fence Methods for Backcross Experiments --- "Model search strategies play an important role in finding simultaneous susceptibility genes that are associated with a trait. More particularly, model selection via the information criteria, such as the BIC with modifications, has received considerable attention in quantitative trait loci (QTL) mapping. However, such modifications often depend upon several factors, such as sample size, prior distribution, and the type of experiment, e.g., backcross, intercross. These changes make it difficult to generalize the methods to all cases. The fence method avoids such limitations with a unified approach, and hence can be used more broadly. In this talk, the method is studied in the case of backcross experiments (BE). In particular, a variation of the fence, called restricted fence (RF), is applied to BE, and its performance is evaluated and compared with the existing methods. Furthermore, we incorporate our recently developed strategy for model selection with incomplete data, known as the E-MS algorithm, with the RF to address the common missing value concerns in BE. Our study reveals some interesting findings in association with the missing data mechanisms. The proposed method is illustrated with a real data analysis involving QTL mapping for an agricultural study on barley grains. This work is joint with Jiming Jiang of the University of California, Davis, and J. Sunil Rao of the University of Miami." , Thuan Nguyen, MD, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR , 11:00 AM, 650 First Avenue, 5th Floor Conference Room - Contact Bernice Townsend at 212-263-0363 or at
Friday, August 8, 2014
  Population Health - Division of Biostatistics:   On High-dimensional Misspecified Mixed Model Analysis in Genome-wide Association Study --- "Genome-wide association study (GWAS), which typically refers to examination of associations between up to millions of genetic variants in the genome and certain traits of interest among unrelated individuals, has been very successful for detecting genetic variants that affect complex human traits/diseases in the past eight years. This talk is closely related to some recent advances in addressing the well-known problem of "missing heritability" in GWAS (e.g., Maher 2008, Manolio 2010, Manolio et al. 2009) using linear mixed models (LMMs). We study behavior of the restricted maximum likelihood (REML) estimator under a misspecified LMM, which has received much attention in recent studies, both in terms of both asymptotic and empirical behaviors. The studies demonstrate that, in spite of the misspecification of the LMM, the REML estimators of some imporatnt genetic quantities, such as the heritability, are consistent. We compare performance of the REML estimator, under the misspecified LMM, with existing methods such as refitted cross validation and scaled lasso. A real data example in using the LMM to estimate heritability of body mass index is considered. This work is joint with Cong Li, Can Yang, and Hongyu Zhao of Yale University, and Debashis Paul of University of California, Davis." , Jiming Jiang, Ph.D. Professor University of California, Davis Davis, CA , 11:00 AM, 650 First Avenue, 5th Floor Conference Room - Contact Bernice Townsend at 212-263-0363 or at

Public Events
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
  Psychiatry:   Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse "A New Approach to Drug-Free Pain Treatment --- "A New Approach to Drug-Free Pain Treatment" , Norman Marcus, MD Research Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry NYU School of Medicine , 11:00 AM, Bellevue Hospital, 20 South Day Room - Contact Marc Galanter at 212-263-6960 or at

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