It’s About Time: Methods for Analyzing Time-to-Event Survival Data

A Biostatistics Short Course Presented by the Center for Quantitative Medicine

An intensive one day experiential short course taught by Miranda Lynch, Ph.D., assistant professor of community medicine and health care with assignments in the Center for Quantitative Medicine and the Biostatistics Center within CICATS. This short course surveys statistical approaches to analyzing time-to-event survival data which is frequently encountered in biomedical studies and clinical trials. Through lectures and hands-on computer exercises, the course will provide researchers with techniques for analyzing and interpreting survival data using survival curves and Kaplan-Meier estimators of survival functions, as well as regression methods (i.e., Cox proportional hazards regression).

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and characterize time-to-event data and the most common types of censoring;
  2. Compare and interpret survival curves between groups;
  3. Discuss regression methods for associating explanatory predictors to survival outcomes;
  4. Design a research study or project that includes survival endpoints; and
  5. Analyze time-to-event data using R and other statistical packages on the computer.

Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Medical Dental Classroom E/F and Computer Education Center, UConn Health, Farmington campus

Course Registration

  • $150.00 – Student Registration (copy of valid student ID required with your registration) by May 23, 2014
  • $300.00 – Early Bird (call with credit card or postmarked by May 9, 2014)
  • $375.00 – Advance (by May 23, 2014)

There is no onsite registration and space is limited to 19 seats on a first-come first served basis. Register early to guarantee your seat! Please complete the registration form and mail your payment in the form of a check made payable to the “UConn Health Center” or transfer voucher. You may also pay by credit card by contacting the UConnLink Registration Specialists at 1-800-535-6232 or 860-679-7692.

Registration includes tuition, course certificate, materials, lunch voucher, refreshment breaks, and a non-refundable registration fee of $50.00. Advance registration is required. There is no onsite registration available. Sorry no refunds after May 23, 2014.


Registration includes a $50.00 nonrefundable registration fee. Should you cancel your registration before May 23, 2014, you will be refunded the entire short course fee less $50. Sorry no refunds after May 23, 2014.


All registrations are confirmed in writing. If you don’t receive a confirmation, call 860-679-3075.

Conference Attire

Business casual attire is suggested. Since meeting room temperatures and personal comfort levels vary, it is recommended that you dress in layers and bring a sweater or jacket.

Directions to 263 Farmington Avenue

From I-84 East or West, take Exit 39 (if coming from I-84 West, Exit 39 is after 39A). Turn right at the first traffic light onto Route 4 East (Farmington Avenue). At the third traffic light, turn right to enter the UConn Health Farmington campus. At the first blinking light/stop sign, continue straight. Bear left at the fork and continue up the hill. The main entrance is straight past the second stop sign. Visitor parking is available on the other side of the gate. Once you enter the building, check in with the hospital information desk for directions to the academic entrance and Lyman Maynard Stowe Library.

Bus Routes

The UConn Health Farmington campus is on Connecticut Transit (CTTRANSIT) bus routes 66F, 66H, and 66T. For current weekday and weekend schedules, call CTTRANSIT at 860-525-9181 or visit their website at


Visitor parking is available near the main hospital entrance. Free valet parking is available to patients and visitors from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. weekdays for those visiting the main building.

For Further Information

Matthew J. Cook
Director, Education & Outreach
Center for Quantitative Medicine
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue, MC 6029
Farmington, CT 06030-6029
Phone: 860-679-3075




Miranda Lynch, Ph.D.

Miranda L. Lynch, Ph.D.
Miranda L. Lynch, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Community Medicine and Health Care and the Center for Quantitative Medicine

Miranda L. Lynch, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of community medicine and health care and a faculty member assigned to the Center for Quantitative Medicine and the CICATS Biostatistics Center at UConn Health. Currently, she consults with faculty from throughout UConn Health, conducts her own research, and teaches advanced statistics courses in the graduate program in public health. Dr. Lynch earned her doctorate in statistics at the University of Rochester and joined the UConn Health faculty in 2013. Her research interests are in developing methods for analysis of clustered and longitudinal outcome data, for dealing with missing and/or censored data, and for nonparametric statistical analysis to address questions in high-dimensional/functional data.