Training Grant in Biostatistics prepares graduate students and postdoctoral
fellows to be biostatistical scientists in cancer. Biomedical research
in the latter half of the twentieth century has been characterized by
the widespread use of quantitative methods. This has been especially true
in cancer research where new statistical methodologies have been developed
to meet the special problems encountered in bioinformatics, clinical trials,
epidemiological and laboratory studies. In general, the methods of biostatistics/statistics
have proved to be fundamental in the analysis of high dimensional data
sets. Recent discoveries of the relation of genetic mutations to disease
have reinforced the need to develop and apply the methods of biostatistics
to the large data explosion triggered by advances in chip technology and
the human genome projects. Molecular biology is emerging as a field which
is relying heavily on the methods of statistics.
more information, please contact:
Giovanni Parmigiani, Ph.D.
Department of Biostatistics
Harvard School of Public Health
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
44 Binney Street
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 432-1056
Fax: (617) 632-2444
supports ten pre-doctoral students, and two postdoctoral fellows in Biostatistics.