Biostatistics Shared Resources Facility for Cancer Research
What does the Core provide?
The purpose of the Biostatistics Shared Resource Facility (SRF) is to provide statistical assistance for expanded efforts in biobehavioral, basic science, molecular and genetic epidemiological, and translational/clinical research in cancer. The core provides the following services:
- consultation on study design
- consultation on statistical analysis
- workshops on using software
- courses on statistical methods
The consultations on study design and statistical analysis are for work on research proposals for funding. They typically include issues of statistical power, sample size calculation, proposed methods of analysis, and issues such as interim analyses for clinical trials. Analysis of pilot data sets will be done to support a proposal for a larger, more comprehensive study.
What services are NOT provided?
The Core does not provide support for data analysis on funded research studies. The budget for each study should provide funds for statistical analysis. Although the Core members may develop software resources for investigators and instruct investigators in their use, the Core is not a help-desk for statistical software problems. For assistance with a specific product, users should contact Technical Support for that product. The Core does not provide support for studies that are not cancer-related.
Who may use the Core?
The Core is available for any cancer-related research to any investigator at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, in any department or discipline, who is engaged in cancer research.
Who are members of the Core?
The Core comprises the following individuals:
- James Godbold, Ph.D., Biostatistician (Deartment of Community and Preventive Medicine)
- John Mandeli, Ph.D., Biostatistician (Deartment of Community and Preventive Medicine)
- Sylvan Wallenstein, Ph.D., Biostatistician (Deartment of Community and Preventive Medicine)
- Gary Winkel, Ph.D., Biostatistician (Department of Oncological Sciences)
- Erin Moshier, M.S., Biostatistician/SAS Programmer (Deartment of Community and Preventive Medicine)
- Andrew Trovato, M.P.H., Facility Coordinator (Department of Oncological Sciences)