Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program 2021 Year-End Update

Harvard Catalyst

The Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program had an eventful year.

The Program saw many successes in 2021, in spite of the continued challenges that we face due to COVID-19. Our biostatistician and bioinformatician consultants once again provided over 1,000 consultations. Investigators across Harvard and Harvard-affiliated hospitals were helped on various issues, ranging from designing a study or a clinical trial, to receiving advice on specific analytic techniques, or simply exploring a pilot study feasibility, to name a few.

During the year, we offered a variety of continuing education opportunities for the Harvard community at our Short Courses and engaged students, postdoctoral trainees, faculty and researchers in stimulating discussions at our Journal Club meetings, and in April we held a Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Symposium virtually. We learned about statistical methods for vaccine evaluation, group-based trajectory modelling, explored the statistical opportunities and challenges in precision medicine, and many other interesting topics.

As we welcome in 2022, we invite you to stay in contact and hope to see you at our future events. If you’re not already on our mailing list, we invite you to join by sending a note to Jocelyn Kasper, Program Manager, at CatalystBiostats@catalyst.harvard.edu.

Best wishes and happy holidays from all of us at the Harvard Catalyst Biostatistics Program!