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Successful MA-NMA Workshop!

We ran a successful workshop on meta-analysis and network meta-analysis. It was three days of intense sessions mixing teaching theory and hands-on analysis of actual data. Post-workshop information and pictures are available on the corresponding photos page.

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Award for Mateen Shaikh

Mateen Shaikh earned an Outstanding Oral Presentation Award for his presentation during the 2015 Faculty of Health Sciences Research Plenary. We are proud of his achievement!

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Successful Defence: Regina Kampo

Contratulations to Regina Kampo, who successfully defended her thesis on the effect of contamination in a meta-analysis. SIGMA is very proud of her accomplishment and contribution to the field.

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Publication: Summary of Network Meta-Analysis R Packages

A joint effort by many members of SIGMA, an analysis of available R packages for network meta-analysis has been accepted for publication in PLOS ONE. Details can be found in the publications page.

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Publication: Association Rules and Genotype tests

A manuscript by Mateen Shaikh and Joseph Beyene has recently been accepted. The paper to appear in Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology provides a novel approach to testing genotype-phenotype  relationships using association rules. Details can be found on the publications page.

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Publication: Bias in Network Meta-Analysis

Tadelle Kibret’s manuscript discussing the bias in identifying the best treatment has been published in Clinical Epidemiology. Details can be found on the publications page.

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Publication: longitudinal analysis in GWAS

Joseph Beyene’s work on longitudinal analysis in GWAS has been accepted for publication in Genetic Epidemiology. Details can be found on the publications page.

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Program Feature

Dr. Joseph Beyene was recently featured by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on his research program related to a CIHR grant he holds entitled: “Data Integration in Genetics and Genomics”.

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Congratulations, Danielle!

We are happy to announce that Danielle Richer has joined SIGMA as a Research Assistant. We look forward to having her in the lab in this new role!

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Congratulations, Taddele!

Taddele Kibret successfully presented and defended his thesis and was awarded with a M.Sc. degree from department of Mathematics and Statistics. Congratulations, Taddele!

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