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I completed all the publication and course requirements for the PhD portion of the MD/PhD degree at UVA, and despite being fully funded by an F31 I left the program to perform independent research. As an independent scientist I developed a popular TCGA data portal (OncoLnc), created a search engine for preprints (PrePubMed), and developed methods to detect error and fraud in the literature and exposed one of the most famous cases of academic misconduct. I then returned to the dream I had in grad school of applying computational methods to the increasingly available genomics data being generated and took a position at Johns Hopkins to help usher in a deep learning revolution for genomics.
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The GRIM test: A simple technique detects numerous anomalies in the reporting of results in psychology
Hi, I know you have an excel file to perform GRIM calculations, but because of the usefulness of the test I added a version of the test to PrePubMed, which also allows for visualiz...
OncoLnc: Linking TCGA survival data to mRNAs, miRNAs, and lncRNAs
Dr. Gang Chen notified me on July 13th that some LUSC patients had their vital status listed incorrectly. I confirmed the problem and immediately opened an issue on the GitHub rep...
The GRIMMER test: A method for testing the validity of reported measures of variability
I realized how to apply granularity testing to test statistics, i.e. the fabled GRIMMEST test. I blogged about it here: http://www.omnesres.com/research/grimmest/ The post ha...
Statistical infarction: A postmortem of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab pizza publications
There is a typo in the table labeled "STATA output for Table 3". The p-value for the last row, last column (F statistic value of 10.41) should read "0.00" instead of "0.02". Th...
Regarding your concern number 2 about the percent changes: They are using a midpoint formula: http://www.econport.org/content/handbook/Elasticity/Calculating-Percentage-Change.h...