Saturday, November 20, 2010

A special invite for World AIDS Day

I've been asked by the African Public Health Network at Hopkins to partake in a World AIDS Day panel. It is an unexpected honor given the amount of MPH students who have conducted research or worked in numerous countries on this topic.

Given the workload and upcoming finals, I will post a more proper and informative blog of the occasion during Winter break. I'm guessing a little after the New Year will do it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Intro to Linear Regression

I stumbled upon this video last week when I was reviewing some of the concepts we are covering in biostatistics. The video is a great introduction to linear regressions, a concept that depicts the relationship between two variables. Linear regressions are a hallmark of statistical analysis and used in multiple fields that span from economics to medical research. With the biostats midterm two weeks away, I thought it could be helpful to others.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Economics of a Cupcake Factory

My younger sister is using it to learn algebra. My father uses it to explain the stimulus package and now I use it to supplement my Budgeting and Finance course at Hopkins. What is it? It's Khan Academy, a free library of tutorials explaining binomials to biology to banking in one central website. Salman Khan, the voice behind the magic pen, has earned the title "Bill Gate's favorite teacher" and as an introduction I have chosen to post the "Economics of a Cupcake Factory". The series covers the fundamentals of starting and running a product based business and may help supplement some of our Budgeting and Finance lectures before the midterm.