Edsel A. Peña

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Procedures for estimating the parameters of the general class of semiparametric models for recurrent events proposed by Peña and Hollander (2004) are developed. This class of models incorporates an effective age function encoding the effect of changes after each event occurrence such as the impact of an intervention, it models the impact of accumulating(More)
An easy-to-implement global procedure for testing the four assumptions of the linear model is proposed. The test can be viewed as a Neyman smooth test and it only relies on the standardized residual vector. If the global procedure indicates a violation of at least one of the assumptions, the components of the global test statistic can be utilized to gain(More)
An estimator for the load share parameters in an equal load-share model is derived based on observing k-component parallel systems of identical components that have a continuous distribution function F (.) and failure rate r(.). In an equal load share model, after the first of k components fails, failure rates for the remaining components change from r(t)(More)
Improved procedures, in terms of smaller missed discovery rates (MDR), for performing multiple hypotheses testing with weak and strong control of the family-wise error rate (FWER) or the false discovery rate (FDR) are developed and studied. The improvement over existing procedures such as the Šidák procedure for FWER control and the Benjamini-Hochberg (BH)(More)
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a dynamic, idiopathic, chronic inflammatory condition associated with a high colon cancer risk. American ginseng has antioxidant properties and targets many of the players in inflammation. The aim of this study was to test whether American ginseng extract prevents and treats colitis. Colitis in mice was induced by the presence of(More)