The Biostatistics and Measurement Core (BMC) provides state-of-the-art knowledge, service, education, and methodology in the areas of biostatistics and outcomes measurement.
We aim to:
- increase access to design, measurement and analysis input, expertise and collaboration in clinical and translational research projects.
- contribute to the education of clinical and translational researchers in statistical methods, experimental design, and scientific inference.
- build a strong, versatile and accessible biostatistics core of faculty and staff supporting clinical and translational research at the University of Michigan.
- contribute to the administration of the CTSA.
How it works
Faculty and staff are available to provide design, measurement, and analysis consultation on intramural pilot grant proposals, extramural grant proposals, and funded pilot grant proposals. We can also collaborate with researchers on extramurally funded projects as co-investigators with appropriate salary coverage for faculty and staff.
The BMC organizes short courses and participates in other CTSA-related educational and mentoring activities.
The BMC faculty and staff contribute statistical and measurement methodological expertise relevant to CTSA activities.
Individuals serve on CTSA administrative boards, pilot grant proposal review, monitoring/oversight, DSMBs, etc.
The BMC facilitates identifying co-investigators for externally funded projects. In addition, we can provide:
- pre-award consultation
- post-award consultation
- analysis services
- interpretation of results
- assistance with manuscript preparation
- data management for studies
The following members of the faculty and staff are associated with BMC:
Robert A. (Bob) Parker, ScD (Biostatistics)
Biostatistics and Measurement Core Director
Research Professor of Biostatistics
School of Public Health
Trivellore Raghunathan (Raghu), PhD
Sara Adar, ScD, MHS (Epidemiology)
Nahid Keshavarzi, MS (Biostatistics)
Shokoufeh Khalatbari, MS (Biostatistics)
Hal Morgenstern, PhD (Epidemiology)
Jamie Myles, PhD (Biostatistics)
Bin Nan, PhD (Biostatistics)
Aishwarya Parameswaran, MS (Biostatistics)
Cathie Spino, ScD (Biostatistics)
Alex Tsodikov, PhD (Biostatistics)
Kuanwong Watcharotone, PhD (Biostatistics)
In addition to the core staff in MICHR, the BMC draws on expertise from other groups supporting statistics at the University of Michigan.
Brenda Gillespie, PhD (CSCAR)
Susan Murphy, PhD (Statistics)
Vijay Nair, PhD (Statistics)
Steve Shilling, PhD (Education)
The best way to work with the BMC is to establish a long-term collaboration with a biostatistical co-investigator. Please contact Jamie Myles, Core Manager (below). Another common way to access the BMC for pre-award assistance is through the Research Development Core at 734.998.7474.
For more information about our services, please email us at MICHR-BIOSTATS@umich.edu or contact:
Jamie Myles, PhD
MICHR Biostatistics and Measurement Core Manager
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