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Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design

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Program Description

The Biostatistics Program provides integrated services and biostatistical support. Services include (1) contemporary data analysis methodology consultation, implementation, and epidemiology expertise; (2) the best available clinical data management software; (3) study design and grant preparation assistance; and (4) bioinformatics/computational biology data analysis.

Program Aim

The aim of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Program is to foster high-quality research through consultations, education, and development of novel approaches to methodological problems. To achieve this aim, the BERD Program has established three objectives.

  • Objective 1: Provide access to biostatistics, epidemiology, study design, high-throughput molecular data analysis and clinical data management consulting services.
  • Objective 2: Develop novel statistical applications and methodologies to address the complexities large-scale clinical electronic medical records databases and clinical trials design.
  • Objective 3: Provide biostatistical education and training to the CTSI research community.

Program Services

Eligibility: faculty, clinical instructors, fellows, postdocs, students, research staff and residents

Biostatistical Collaboration

  • Data analysis consultation
  • Epidemiological expertise
  • Survey research and practice
  • Survival analysis and adaptive clinical trials
  • Clinical-data-management consulting
  • Methodologies for community-based studies

Grant Preparation

  • Study design and power analysis
  • Data analysis protocols
  • Career development (K series) applications

Computational Biology

  • Microarray data analysis
  • Sequencing analysis (mRNA, miRNA, DNA, methylation)
  • Proteomics (mass-spec, Luminex)

Educational Programs

  • Short courses
  • Journal clubs
  • Grant writing
  • Bioinformatics

Drop-in Consulting

  • UCLA
    • 12-1 PM every Wednesday in room 16-111 CHS (in corridor 6 near the cafeteria)
    • 3 - 5 PM every Friday in 911 Broxton building, 3rd floor
    • No appointment necessary for drop-in consults, see flier for all services

Other Consulting Locations - appointments preferred

Cedars-Sinai: Mihai Giurgiulescu
Assistant to Director, Andre Rogatko
Mihai.giurgiulescu@cshs.org

Charles Drew: Magda Shaheen, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., M.S.
Assistant Professor
310-761-4727
magdashaheen@cdrewu.edu

LA Biomed: Youngju Pak, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics
310-222-1874
ypak@labiomed.org

UCLA: David Elashoff, Ph.D.
Professor of Biostatistics and Medicine
310-794-7835
delashoff@mednet.ucla.edu