Biostatistics Core

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Director: Brian J. Smith, PhD
Office: N311 CPHB
Phone: 1-319-384-1587

Gideon J. Zamba, PhD
Office: N350 CPHB
Phone: 1-319-384-1586

The purpose of the Biostatistics Core is to provide statistical support for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center investigators in the design, analysis, and reporting of cancer research projects.

Services provided include:

  • Consultation on study design, selection of outcome variables, and formulation of hypotheses
  • Specification of appropriate methods of data analysis
  • Sample size estimation
  • Protocol development
  • Generation of randomization schedules
  • Data analysis
  • Assistance in preparation of manuscripts
  • Education and training

Assistance is available on all types of projects, ranging from clinical trials to basic science experiments. By consulting the Core early in the design of a study,

  • Your time may be used more efficiently
  • You may learn more from your research
  • Your papers may be more readily published
  • Your protocols may have a smoother route through the Protocol Review Committee

To request support for a new project, please complete an online request form. After submitting the form, you will be contacted by a Core member to schedule a meeting to discuss your research and statistical needs.