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Presentations

Pugach, Oksana. (2013, Nov. 12). What You Need to Know about CART, Classification and Regression Trees [PDF of Word document]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Classification and regression trees are machine-learning methods for constructing prediction models from data. The models are obtained by recursively partitioning the data space and fitting a simple prediction model within each partition. As a result, the partitioning can be represented graphically as a decision tree.

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MRC Chalk Talks are... more

Communication Inequalities and Health Disparities

Viswanath, K. (2013, October 22). The Communications Revolution: Communication Inequalities and Health Disparities [PDF of PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Viswanath serves on the faculty of the Department of Society, Human Development, and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, where he directs the Health Communication Core.

His research focuses on understanding and elucidating the relationship between communication inequalities and disparities in public and... more

Kim, Yoonsang. (2013, Sept. 10). What You Need to Know about Poisson Regression. [PDF of PowerPoint slides] Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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"MRC Chalk Talks" are informal educational seminars about current methodological issues hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core, usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Health researchers at all levels of experience, including postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students designing their own studies, are welcome.

Pugach, Oksana. (2013, May 28). What You Need to Know About Mixed vs. GEE Models. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dr. Oksana Pugach is a biostatistician in the Institute's Methodology Research Core.

View Dr. Pugach's presentation. (PDF) 

"MRC Chalk Talks" are informal educational seminars about current methodological issues hosted by the IHRP Methodology Research Core, usually held on the second Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.

Health researchers at all levels of experience, including postdoctoral fellows and doctoral... more

Why Coherence in Grants Is Crucial

Campbell, Richard (2013, May 7). Why Coherence in Grants is Crucial [PowerPoint slides]. Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois, Chicago.

This workshop was sponsored by the Research Education and Health Careers (REACH) Program of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (Grant No. UL1TR000050).

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