MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

GS01 1723 Biostatistics Consulting and Collaboration

Tayob, Nabihah and Hess, Ken. Three semester hours. Fall, annually. Grading System: Letter Grade. Prerequisites: Introduction to Biostatistics (STAT514/GS01 1033), Linear Regression (GS01 1053), GLM and Categorical Data Analysis (STAT545/GS01 1233).

Students will gain experience by working on real collaborative projects that biostatisticians encounter everyday. The goal of the course is to introduce students to projects where statistics and science meet and interact to produce knowledge. The students will learn to work with clinical/basic science collaborators to elicit the scientific question of interest, design studies, identify the correct statistical analyses tools, and communicate the results in both oral and written form. We will also address important topics related to developing productive collaborations, such as building trust and mutual respect, effective communication, participating in multidisciplinary teams and reproducible research.