As part of our CTSA grant award, MICHR has established a Applied Biostatistical Sciences (ABS) Network that catalyzes a campus-wide community of biostatisticians and develops novel resources. Biostatistical, epidemiologic, and research design support are necessary for sound research protocols and valid data analysis, but experts and well-trained personnel can be distributed, isolated, and seemingly inaccessible at large, complex research institutions such as the University of Michigan. The ABS Network seeks to change that.
Events are currently in motion for the ABS Network. At the first meeting on January 30, Dr. Cathie Spino, MICHR Biostatistics Faculty Lead, gave a presentation on Comparing and Communicating Adaptive Designs for a Dose-Ranging Study. Ninety-four people registered for the event. Attendees included biostatisticians, epidemiologists, researchers, and study coordinators from across U-M. The majority of the feedback was very positive.
The next event is scheduled for June 21 with Regina Nuzzo, PhD, Stats Professor at Gallaudet University and Freelance Journalist, presenting on Statistics and Data Science Communication: Tips and Tricks for a New Model of Engagement.