Translational Science Moving Forward

The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program had another productive year. We continued to provide statistical consulting services to Harvard-affiliated investigators. This year, our consultants supported several K2 and R01 grant awards, collaborated on papers published in JAMA and NEJM, and helped investigators receive a Burke Global Health Fellowship award and an American Sleep Medicine Foundation Junior Research Award. 

We also continued to offer courses and seminars based on recent advances in biostatistics, with a focus on translation of those ideas to biostatistical practice. We held a course on Casual Mediation Analysis with Dr. Tyler VanderWeele (PhD ’06), a course on Applied Longitudinal Analysis with Dr. Garrett Fitzmaurice (ScD ’93) , a half-day course on Missing Data with Dr. Nicholas Horton (ScD ’99), and another full-day course on Meta-Analysis with Dr. Michael Stoto. The Program is hosting another Symposium in February, on Statistical Issues in the Study of Cardioingvascular Disease. 

2015 also marked the beginning of our very successful monthly journal club and the launch of our online discussion board.  Please contact Letiza Allais for access.