Seminar Series

Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series: Raphael Arku

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 2:30pm

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Lederle A201
Environmental Health Sciences

Description: 

UMass Amherst Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Raphael Arku will deliver a talk titled "Poverty, Energy Use, Air Pollution, and Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries" as part of the EHS Seminar Speaker Series on Monday, April 30th, at 2:30 pm in Lederle A201.

Introductory and advanced methods for causal inference

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Friday, April 13, 2018 -
8:00am to 5:00pm

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Campus Center
Biostatistics

Description: 

Laura Balzer, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, will teach a full-day short course titled "Introductory and advanced methods for causal inference" as part of the 32nd New England Statistics Symposium being held in the UMass Amherst Campus Center.

A description of the one-day course, which runs from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, April 13, can be found below. For more details, or to register, visit the event website at https://symposium.nestat.org/. Event registration closes on April 6th.

Course Outline:
With the recent and ongoing ‘data explosion’, methods to delineate causation from correlation are perhaps more pressing now than ever. This course will introduce a general framework for causal inference: 1) clear statement of the scientific question, 2) definition of the causal model and parameter of interest, 3) assessment of identifiability - that is, linking the causal effect to a parameter estimable from the observed data distribution, 4) choice and implementation of estimators including parametric and semi-parametric methods, and 5) interpretation of findings. The focus is on effect estimation for exposures occurring at a single time point, and extensions for longitudinal effects are also presented. The estimation methods include G-computation, inverse probability of treatment weighting (IPTW), and targeted maximum likelihood estimation (TMLE) with Super Learner. Participants gain practical experience with an applied example and implement these estimators in R.

UMass Connection Camp

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Monday, June 25, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, June 29, 2018 - 9:00am

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Center for Speech, Language, and Hearing
Communication Disorders

Description: 

A summer opportunity for high school students with social learning challenges. Come for a week of social communication classes, exploring UMass campus and other community outings.

Camp runs June 25-29 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Call 413-577-4203 for more information.

Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series: Laura Vandenberg

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Monday, February 26, 2018 - 2:30pm

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LGRC A201
Environmental Health Sciences

Description: 

Laura Vandenberg, Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences, will deliver a talk titled “Xenoestrogens and the mother: The disruption of maternal-infant care by environmental chemicals” as part of the EHS Seminar Series.

Environmental Health Sciences Seminar Series: Keri Hornbuckle

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Monday, February 12, 2018 - 2:30pm

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Integrated Sciences Building 221
Environmental Health Sciences

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The Department of Environmental Health Sciences presents a talk by Keri Hornbuckle, professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Iowa, titled "Development and Application of a Predictive Model for Measuring Airborne PCBs near New Bedford Harbor and in Midwestern Schools."

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