The bi-weekly BEST seminar series covers a wide array of topics including: cardiovascular and pulmonary disease research, health disparities, research methods, community-based research, clinical applications, grant-writing, and careers in public health.

Talks from previous years include:

  • “The Role of Biostatisticians in Randomized Controlled Trials,” Christine Mauro, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

  • “Can Trauma Be Heartbreaking? Posttraumatic Stress and Cardiovascular Risk in Women,” Jennifer Sumner, PhD, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Medicine

  • “Precision Medicine Meets Cancer Immunotherapy: (New) Statistical Challenges in Dose-Finding Trials,” Cody Chiuzan, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics

  • “The role of mammographic breast density in breast cancer prevention and disparities,” Parisa Tehranifar, DrPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Social Activities

BEST offers a host of opportunities for participants to mingle with graduate students and faculty and visit New York City landmarks. 

Past events have included:

  • Walks over the Brooklyn Bridge

  • Canvas Painting 
  • Broadway Shows 

  • Mets and Yankees Games

  • Picnics in Central Park

  • Pottery Painting