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Visiting scholar presents research on AIDS

Apr 22, 2019

Michael McGillion and Sahar Nouri

Photo above: Dr. Michael McGillion, Assistant Dean, Research, School of Nursing, McMaster; and Sahar Nouri, a visiting PhD student from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences

The School of Nursing hosted Sahar Nouri, a visiting PhD student from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, at the Research Rounds on April 15.

Nouri presented her research on: "Estimation of AIDS incidence rates and risks among HIV infected men using flexible parametric competing risks models: Comparing two approaches ".

Nouri’s research interests include survival data analysis, cure modelling, competing risks analysis, joint modeling of survival and longitudinal data and population based genetic data analysis. Her MSc thesis was "Investigating the association between ERAP-1 and Ankylosing Spondilities using CART and Random Forest statistical methods", and her PhD thesis is about joint modeling of cure competing risks survival with longitudinal data. She scored first rank in her PhD entrance exam and is an expert in statistical data analysis software.

Dr. Noori Akhtar-Danesh, an associate professor in the School of Nursing, is hosting Sahar Nouri’s visit to the School of Nursing this spring.

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