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Who We Are

The Department of Biostatistics consists of two biostatisticians, each of whom has expertise in both statistical methodology and specific areas of biomedical research through close collaboration with our diverse group of investigators.

Shahidul Islam, MPH, Pstat®
Biostatistician (Interim Director)

Meredith Akerman, MS


The Department of Biostatistics mission is to provide collaborative support and education in all areas of biomedical research, including clinical trials, study design, grant development, sample size and power considerations, and the statistical analysis of clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research data.

Biostatistics Consultation Request

To request Biostatistics consultation, please send the completed consultation request form to the Biostatistics Team. Learn more about our consultation process and policies.

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Fall 2018 Biostatistics Lecture Series

Date Lecture
Oct. 10th

The role of chance in statistical testing

Does chance explain your results? How statisticians evaluate the signal in the context of noise.

Nov. 7th

How to properly summarize and present data

Types of data, basic statistics, measures of variability, tables and figures for presentations and manuscripts.

Dec. 12th

Statistical evaluation of medical literatures

Understand common statistical methods used, evaluate statements made concerning power and effect, detect common mistakes.

Time: Wednesdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm

Location: Translational Research Conference Room
Research and Academic Center, 3rd floor (3-053)

These lectures are open to anyone who is interested. NO RSVP NECESSARY! Please email us if you have any questions.