General Ideas for Graduate Program

  • DeMets et al (Statistics in Medicine 25:3415) have several ideas and document the shortage of trained biostatisticians
    • "Most graduate students do not get adequate training in non-technical issues such as consulting, oral and written communication, leadership and management."
    • Training programs should be interdisciplinary with a co-mentor beyond the department, e.g., a biomedical researcher co-advisor;trainees could rotate through biomedical research labs
  • Kennedy at al (TAS 61:120 May 2007) has a nice article on training grants from NIH and proposal writing
  • Shannon McWeeney - Oregon CTSA: Teach biostatistics wins and examples of major influence
  • Paul Velleman, Cornell - Teach guidance for making statistical judgments
  • Need to teach ethical conduct of rsearch and data ethics
  • Laurel Beckett UC Davis CTSA: Have biostat grad students partner with biomedical research investigator trainees / postdocs. Both should have a biostat and a biomedical researcher mentor.
  • See for ideas on integration of computing into the curriculum, as well as the authors' May 2010 TAS article
  • See for ideas about interactive media
Topic revision: r4 - 17 Jul 2010, FrankHarrell

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