Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2017-02-10 13:11 Mangaluru: Yenepoya Research Centre, Yenepoya University and Center for Health and Development (CHD Group) jointly organised a special lecture and brief workshop on biostatistics and clinical research under the theme, “Biostatistics : A Glimpse into the future” on Thursday. Dr Sowmya Rao, senior statistician with the Department of Surgery at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts spoke on applying statistical techniques to the fields of epidemiology and health service research including surveillance of disease outcomes, disparities in health care, adoption of Electronic Health Records, impact of clinical tools, and survey research, and global health. She also highlighted how biostatistics as a discipline has evolved over the years in US and how India is lagging behind in statistics and needs radical reforms. She then interacted with Yenepoya research scientists, faculty members, and research scholars on various possibilities of health service research and biostatistics applications. Dr Rao is the core statistician on nationally and internationally funded projects and is involved in developing statistical methods that utilize survey data to address questions of epidemiologic and public health importance. Dr Arun Bhagwat, Deputy Director, Yenepoya Research Centre co-ordinated the programme and Dr Neevan D’souza, Assistant Professor, Yenepoya Research Centre was present.