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What Is Biostatistics? A Look at a High Impact Field

August 2, 2018

What do you know about biostatistics? Chances are, not a lot. Many people have various misconceptions about the field of biostatistics, and even those who are vaguely familiar with it may not be aware of the details of ...

Here's How Ph.D. Students Get Their Research Published

July 26, 2018

The old adage in academia is “publish or perish,” and there is some truth in this saying. Academics are seeking to do cutting-edge research in their discipline, and the way to share this research is through publication. ...

Understanding the High Demand for Statisticians Across Industries

July 19, 2018

Developing new drugs in the pharmaceutical industry, analyzing data in court cases, contributing to federal policy making, consulting on complex engineering projects — did you know that each of these careers is a ...

4 Tactics to Help You Build a Professional Network While Getting Your Ph.D.

July 12, 2018

No man is an island, and researchers are no exception to this rule. Having a network of colleagues is crucial both in accomplishing your work and for professional advancement. If you do great work but no one knows about ...

Why Study Statistics? Learn from the Director of SMU’s Biostatistics Ph.D.

July 5, 2018

Dr. Daniel Heitjan is the current director of the SMU/UT Southwestern Biostatistics Ph.D. program. Having earned a B.Sc. in Mathematics in 1981 and a Ph.D. in Statistics in 1985 from the University of Chicago, Heitjan ...

Today's Big Data Problem and the Need for Data Interpreters

June 28, 2018

A staggering 2.5 quintillion bytes of data enters the virtual sphere every day, according to IBM. This extreme influx of data has only appeared over the last two years, effectively drowning IT departments and data ...

3 Tips for Graduate Students to Consider When Choosing a Faculty Mentor

June 21, 2018

You’ve started studying in a great graduate program and are ready to dive into your research, make your mark in the profession, and become a well-respected faculty member or industry researcher. The only question ...