General Biostatistical Support
Core E personnel work directly with investigators and their trainees to help them solve statistical and methodological problems. Consultations cover a broad range of topics, including:
- Grant applications
- Article submissions
- Analysis plans
- Data organizations
- Pre-processing of data
- Interpretation of results
Core E personnel provide domain-specific assistance, for example:
- Genetic/genomic analyses
- Neuroimaging or psychophysiology data analysis
Training and Education Series
A major objective of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics services is training and education in methods, ranging from basic to cutting edge.
The series (2 Fall semester, 2 Spring semester) generally consists of three types of lectures:
- Primer Lectures
Introduce researchers to a topic at a basic level, assuming little prior knowledge. Primers serve as a refresher course, or an introduction into a new area.
- Intermediate Lectures
Target researchers with backgrounds in an area, or who attended an entry-level lecture in the area.
- Partners Lectures
Combine a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researcher with a Core biostatistical consultant. The researcher introduces the research problem, and the statistician presents a primer about an advanced statistical model and the results it produces. The researcher finishes with conclusions.