Room 209

Capacity: 15

Epidemiology Journal Club- Presenter: Thomas Swain; Topic: Zinc lozenges and the common cold

Thomas Swain will lead the discussion on the following articles:


Article Citations: 


Hemila, H. (2017). Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage. JRSM Open, 8(5), 2054270417694291. doi:10.1177/2054270417694291


Hemila, H., Petrus, E. J., Fitzgerald, J. T., & Prasad, A. (2016). Zinc acetate lozenges for treating the common cold: an individual patient data meta-analysis. Br J Clin Pharmacol, 82(5), 1393-1398. doi:10.1111/bcp.13057


Event Date: 
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Epidemiology Journal Club: Vaccination and Autism, Pt 3

Continued discussion from Pts 1 and 2.  Students presented summaries of the following studies:

Bibliography: Roseman Vaccine/Autism Journal Club

1.    Wakefield, A. et al. RETRACTED: Ileal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children. Lancet 351, 637–641 (1998).

2.     Taylor, B. et al. Autism and measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine: no epidemiological evidence for a causal association.[comment]. Lancet 353, 2026–2029 (1999).

Event Date: 
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am

EpidemiologyJournal Club - Presenters: Emily McKinley and Tom Swain; Topic: Consequentialist Epidemiology

Emily and Tom will lead the discussion on Consequentialist Epidemiology on July 5th, from 12-1pm on the following articles: 


Sandro Galea; An Argument for a Consequentialist Epidemiology. Am J Epidemiol 2013; 178 (8): 1185-1191. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwt172


Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Epidemiology Journal Club- Immortal time bias; Presenters: Nick Cataldo and Jerry Idigo

Nick Cataldo and Jerry Idigo will present the following articles for discussion:

1.    Levesque LE, Hanley JA, Kezouh A, Suissa S. Problem of immortal time bias in cohort studies: example using statins for preventing progression of diabetes. BMJ 2010; 340: b5087.


Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Epidemiology Journal Club

Tom Swain and Emily McKinley will lead the discussion on the following articles:


Greenland, S., Senn, S. J., Rothman, K. J., Carlin, J. B., Poole, C., Goodman, S. N., & Altman, D. G. (2016). Statistical tests, P values, confidence intervals, and power: a guide to misinterpretations. Eur J Epidemiol, 31(4), 337-350. doi:10.1007/s10654-016-0149-3


Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm