Month: January 2015

CICATS Will Host the Hartford Area SAS User’s Group on February 19, 2015

Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) will be hosting the Hartford Area SAS User’s Group (HASUG) on February 19, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Grossman Auditorium at 400 Farmington Ave. Breakfast will be provided.

Dr. Terry Murphy will be speaking on the topic of ‘Using Other People’s Macros’. Dr. Murphy, Assistant Professor in the Geriatrics Section of the Department of Internal Medicine of the Yale University School of Medicine. He is also a senior biostatistician at its Program on Aging and a member of the Biostatistics Core of Yale’s Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. Complementing his training in engineering and statistics, Dr. Murphy has been working on aging-related studies for nine years. His research interests involve the modeling of complex datasets that typically involve missing data, longitudinal trends, spatial clustering, and multiply correlated outcomes, especially within the Bayesian context. For over six years he co-led a Bayesian study group and has published methods papers that demonstrate the advantages of Bayesian approaches in spatial applications and longitudinal modeling.

The second portion of the meeting will be an open forum for questions and answers on using SAS. Attendees will be asked to share what they are doing, as well as what they would like to see at the quarterly meetings in the future.

For questions, please contact Dotty Wakefield at x8121.

Directions to the Cell and Genomes Building, 400 Farmington Ave.

Save the Date: 2nd Women in Surgery Lectureship, March 6, 2015

Please Save the Date for the 2nd Women in Surgery Lectureship sponsored by the Department of Surgery at UConn Health.WIS-Save-the-Date

Keller Auditorium at UConn Health
Friday, March 6, 2015
8:30 a.m. 
Featuring guest lecturer Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D.

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Barry, M.D., FACS.




Andrea Hayes-Jordan, M.D., is Director of Pediatric Surgical Oncology and Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. She graduated from Dartmouth College in 1987 and earned her M.D. from Dartmouth Medical School in 1991.

Dr. Hayes-Jordan continued to set high goals for herself and break barriers, and after completing additional training, she became one of only a handful of pediatric surgical oncologists in North America and the first African American female pediatric surgeon in the United States of America. She trained for 11 years after medical school to become a pediatric surgical oncologist with dual board certification in adult surgery and pediatric surgery, and additional training in molecular biology, sarcoma and melanoma fellowship. As a pediatric surgical oncologist, her unique strengths and abilities lie in the surgical treatment of advanced and refractory abdominal sarcomas.

In 2006, Dr. Hayes-Jordan pioneered a surgical technique using heated chemotherapy (HIPEC) for children with a rare sarcomatosis. Currently, Dr. Hayes-Jordan is the first and only surgeon in North America performing the HIPEC surgery on pediatric patients. She has made an impact on the survival rates for this rare and aggressive disease called desmoplastic small round cell tumor (DSRCT). Since Dr. Hayes-Jordan performed the first HIPEC surgery eight years ago, the number of patients she has treated continues to grow. Dr Hayes-Jordan also has a basic science laboratory where she studies lung metastasis and sarcomas. She is the principle investigator for three phase 1 and one phase 2 investigator initiated trials.

Dr. Hayes-Jordan continues to do pediatric general surgery as a part of the University of Texas Houston Health Sciences Center Pediatric surgery group that practices out of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital (CMHH).