GOOD NEWS

Mario has a paper that will appear in Academic Medicine.

Bill has a paper that will appear in Cancer Research.

The Department of Anesthesiology has showcased Jonathan's contribution to the group by recognizing his stat method paper in their annual report's list of accomplishments.

PEOPLE

Please extend a warm welcome to the following new staff and faculty:

Dexter Duncan, CSA II (1/10/11)

Kelly Lu, Biostatistician II (3/1/11)

Matt Shotwell, Tenure track assistant professor (1/1/11 - working remotely for now)

The allocation committee will meet January 27 to determine Matt's effort allocation; some % may be devoted to Cancer Biostatistics.

SERVICE

Chun Li will serve as Research Compliance Expert (RCE). We appreciate Bill serving in this important role for approximately three years.

QUALITY

Mario reports on guidelines on observational research (statistical analysis plans), which has seen good progress in the past month.

Recommended reading

"Truth wears off" by Jonha Lehrer, published in the12/13/2010 issue of the New Yorker (previously circulated by Chris Fonnesbeck via e-mail on 12/12/10).

Publication metric will be finalized and implemented soon.

GROWTH & FINANCE

The department strongly recommends that faculty biostatisticians be listed as co-investigators in grant applications, provided the participation level warrants it. If an application lists "biostatistician," it is referred to the faculty participant for confirmation regarding role, which delays the approval process.

Two FTEs are needed in the BCC. All collaboration plans have been rolled over to the BCC.

A special advertisement will appear in AMSTAT News and the UFL site for BCC manager and for BCC MS biostatistician(s).

INNOVATION

Jeffery reports on graduate program "approval" process. The graduate program is now awaiting faculty senate approval, and the next faculty senate meeting is in March.

Best regards,

CQI Communications Team

Frank Harrell, Yu Shyr, Dan Byrne, Linda Stewart, Tatsuki Koyama, Lynne Berry, and Yvonne Poindexter

-- JohnBock - 01 Apr 2011
Topic revision: r2 - 07 Apr 2011, JohnBock
 

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