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NHLBI CVD EPIDEMIOLOGY & BIOSTATISTICS TRAINING PROGRAMUniversity of Washington
School of Public Health and Community Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
Director: Thomas Lumley, Ph.D.
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The University of Washington Department of Biostatistics, with the collaboration of faculty from the Departments of Epidemiology and Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences, and the Divisions of Cardiology, Medical Genetics, and General Internal Medicine,provides predoctoral training to biostatisticians for collaborative work in cardiovascular research. Students are paired with two preceptors, a biostatistician and a non-biostatistician involved in cardiovascular research. The Ph.D. program includes advanced coursework in statistical theory, biostatistical methodology, and data analysis, and a statistical consulting practicum. Coursework in the biological sciences, and an oral examination on a topic in cardiovascular biology or medicine, are required for students who do not have graduate qualifications in a biological discipline. After satisfying these requirements the student proceeds to complete a doctoral dissertation. All trainees are additionally required to act as teaching assistants, to provide experience in communicating statistical concepts to non-statisticians.
Areas of Special Emphasis
Areas of special faculty emphasis include randomized cardiovascular clinical trials; large epidemiologic cohort studies; pharmacogenomics; the study of new drugs and biologics in humans (including sequential monitoring, regulatory issues, surrogate endpoints, etc.), survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, statistical computing, and epidemiologic methodology (especially multivariate methods for case-control studies).
Type of Training: Pre-doctoral
Key Faculty Available as Preceptors
Elizabeth Brown, ScD, Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Last updated: January, 2007