Makuch Lecture Series

The Makuch Lecture Series began in 2013 at the University of Connecticut in honor of UConn alumnus Robert Makuch ’72 (CLAS), who is a Yale University professor and renowned biostatistician.

Makuch is well recognized for his expert statistical and regulatory consultations to the pharmaceutical industry and to national and international governmental regulatory agencies. He is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, cited for his expert statistical consultation to government and the pharmaceutical industry and his innovative contributions to the methodological design and analysis of clinical trials. He is a prolific author and frequent conference speaker. Dr. Makuch holds a masters and Ph.D. degree from Yale University and completed his undergraduate degree at UConn.


Makuch lecture #12
Speaker: Roderick J. Little
Richard D. Remington Distinguished University Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
University of Michigan
"Some Reflections on Rosenbaum and Rubin’s Propensity Score Paper"

Past Lectures


Makuch lecture #11
Speaker: Lee-Jen Wei, Harvard University
"Lost in Translation"


Makuch lecture #10
Speaker: Clarice R. Weinberg, National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Makuch lecture #9
Speaker: Susan A. Murphy, Harvard University
Inference Using Adaptively Collected Data

Makuch lecture #8
Speaker: Joseph G. Ibrahim, UNC Gillings School of Global Health
The Scale Transformed Power Prior for Use with Historical Data from a Different Outcome Model


Makuch lecture #7
Donald Berry, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
The Bayesian Revolution in Medical Research


Makuch lecture #6
Speaker: Paul S. Albert, National Cancer Institute
Innovative Approaches to the Statistical Analysis of Circadian Rhythm Data: Uncovering the Patterns of Life


Makuch lecture #5
Speaker: Andrea B. Troxel, New York University School of Medicine
Statistical Issues in Pragmatic Behavioral Clinical Trials


Makuch lecture #4
Speaker: Tom Louis, Johns Hopkins University
Perils and potentials of self-selected entry to epidemiological studies and surveys


Makuch lecture #3
Speaker: Jeremy Taylor, University of Michigan
Surrogacy Assessment in Clinical Trials Using Principal Stratification


Makuch lecture #2
Speaker: Martin Kulldorff, Harvard Medical School
Sequential Statistical Analysis for Post-Market Vaccine and Drug Safety Surveillance


Makuch lecture #1
Speaker: Robert W. Makuch, Yale School of Public Health
Current Issues in Clinical Trials