Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Facility (BBSF)
The primary objective of the BBSF is to provide centralized statistical services and collaborative research support for the research projects of the Cancer Center. The specific aims of the BBSF are to: 1) coordinate and manage statistical and informatics activities in the Cancer Center, ensuring that investigators have ready access to statistical consultation and support; 2) provide data analysis for Cancer Center projects using contemporary statistical methodologies; 3) provide statistical consultation on study design and research proposal development; 4) develop methodologies for novel experimental designs and analyses that will enhance the BBSF’s technical capabilities in providing collaborative research support.
UAB HealthSmart, a downtown wellness and chronic disease-prevention center in the heart of downtown Birmingham, opened in March 2011 as the UAB MHRC’s newest core facility. Designed to support UAB through community outreach and to facilitate the integration of research, training, and service, UAB HealthSmart disseminates evidence-based practices, offering free preventive screenings and risk assessments, nutrition and fitness classes and counseling, Lunch and Learn talks and other health-education tools promoting the prevention of chronic diseases, and opportunities to take part in UAB research studies.
Web address: http://uab.edu/Healthsmart
Linking Researchers and Communities
Successful Recruitment Is the First Step in a Successful Clinical Trial
In clinical trials, a precisely selected research population is as crucial a resource as any high-tech research equipment. The Recruitment and Retention Shared Facility (RRSF) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) can be your link to that population.