Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)

Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD)

McGwin research.jpgDrop-in Clinics

Open to all faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents, and students.  Bring statistical and methodological questions about on-going research projects, projects being planned, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and published articles - as well as laptops. 
Clinics are designed to provide support for
  • Study Design
  • Sample Size and Power Calculations
  • Data Analysis
  • Display of Data and Results
  • Interpretation of Results
  • Statistical Software

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinic in The Edge of Chaos

Available most Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor).  Please contact Ms.Hala Fawal with questions; check The Edge of Chaos calendar for confirmation of meeting dates and times. 

Bi-weekly Biostatistics Clinic in PCAMS

Available on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 11:30am to 1:30pm in the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), located at 1924 7th Avenue South.  A light lunch is available.  Follow the CCTS calendar to stay up-to-date on clinics. 

Investigators with specific questions to be addressed at the PCAMS clinic are also welcome to send their questions, draft manuscripts, draft project proposals, and de-identified datasets in advance to Dr. Bob Oster with a copy to Dr. Jerry McGwin.

BERD brings together a range of capacities to provide investigator support in biostatistics (Bob Oster, Paul Lin, and Gary Cutter); epidemiology (Jerry McGwin, Russell Griffin, and Paul MacLennan); and statistical genetics (David Redden and Xiangqin Cui).  In addition to a number of faculty, BERD also provides masters level support to enhance bandwidth and flexibility. 

Our methodologists are available to collaborate with any investigators needing assistance.  The focus of our support is at the “launch” of research, during the critical design and initial implementation phases, with the expectation that resources for the continued involvement of methodologists will be provided by the projects as they transition to funding and execution.

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