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.