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Renowned Scientist and Research Critic to Present at MSU

Jim Ioannidis

Dr. John Ioannidis will visit MSU and speak to researchers, faculty, students and guests on May 7, 2015. His presentation will discuss “Bias and Reproducible Research.” Ioannidis has been named “one of the most influential scientists alive” by The Atlantic, which also awarded him the Brave Thinker scientist honor in 2010.

His thought provoking article, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False,” has been the most-accessed article in the history of the Public Library of Science with over 1 million hits. Ioannidis remains one of the top-cited scientists worldwide and continues to create discussions about the process of research.

Dr. Ioannidis will discuss best practices for excellence in research, including designing replicable studies and using peer group review. An expert in empirical research methods and statistics, IT professionals and statisticians will also find great value in hearing his critiques and recommendations.

Event Information:

Date:                  Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 3:00 p.m.
Place:                 Pasant Theatre at the Wharton Center, MSU East Lansing
Registration:    Event is complimentary; registration required


This event is proudly sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies in conjunction with the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at MSU.

More about Ioannidis…

Dr. Ioannidis holds the C.F. Rehnborg Chair in Disease Prevention at Stanford University and is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Health Research and Policy, and Director of the Stanford Prevention Research Center (SPRC) at Stanford University School of Medicine, Professor of Statistics (by courtesy) at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, one of the two Directors of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS), member of the Stanford Cancer Institute and the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute, and affiliate in the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Woods Institute for the Environment.

Born in New York and raised in Athens, Greece, Ioannidis attended Athens College. He later trained at Harvard and Tufts specializing in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. After he held positions at the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins and Tufts, he later returned to Greece as a professor. Ioannidis has worked and served in various capacities at universities, institutes, and boards. He has also received numerous awards and accolades.

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