Events and Groups

Listings are in Central Time (UTC-5 until November 3, 2024) unless otherwise indicated.


Save the dates

The 2024 ICSA (International Chinese Statistical Association) Applied Statistics Symposium is being hosted by our department:

ICSA banner with theme: Data-Driven Decision Making: Unleashing the Power of Statistics

Visit to view the conference schedule and to register.

IMS (Institute of Mathematical Statistics) NRC (New Researchers Conference) in Nashville: August 2–7, 2025

JSM (Joint Statistical Meetings) in Nashville: August 2–7, 2025


American Statistical Association Programs

Our department's activities in conjunction with the ASA include programs hosted by the Middle Tennessee chapter and the Vanderbilt Biostatistics Graduate Student Association chapter. 


Weekly Seminars

Most Wednesdays (during the fall and spring semesters), from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., our department hosts hour-long presentations by a variety of experts. View the 2023–2024 schedule to learn more about this semester's topics.


Bioinformatics Working Group

The members of this group meet on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, from noon to 1:00 p.m., with a rotation of presenters. Topics are typically sent to participants two days before each session. For more information, contact Qi Liu.


Biostatistics Clinics

Our department offers consultation services to all Vanderbilt and Meharry investigators who have design or methodological questions about their research project or published articles. This free service is provided virtually, on an appointment-only basis. Visit the clinics page to learn more. 


Causal Inference Working Group

For information, contact Andrew Spieker.


Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Race in Research – Study Group

Race, in the words of Dorothy Roberts, "is a political category that has staggering biological consequences because of the impact of social inequality on people's health." How, then, should we as biostatisticians use race and related constructs in our analyses? We meet monthly to discuss and learn. For more information, contact Laurie Samuels.


SICT (Statistical Innovation in Clinical Trials) Working Group

This group meets every Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. on Teams. For more information, contact Jess Lai.


Statistical Computing Series

This monthly hour-long program focuses on the implementation of statistical models and methods, statistical computation, and graphics. The informal meetings in this series allow experienced statisticians to share their expertise on particular statistical computing topics with practitioners across Vanderbilt. They are held virtually on fourth Fridays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. for practitioners of statistical computing. To view potential topics, scheduled events, and instructions for signing up, visit the series page.