Intermediate Biostatistics for Medical Researchers

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 2:30pm-4:00pm
One Brigham Circle, Room 4-002B
Robert Goldman, PhD, Professor of Statistics, Simmons College

Schedule: Tuesdays, March 22- April 12, 2016 from 2:30 – 4:30pm
*By registering for this class, you are signing up for all four lectures.

This weekly seminar of four weeks is led by Dr. Robert Goldman, Professor of Statistics, Graduate School for Health Sciences, Simmons College. The unifying theme of these seminars is fitting models to data. The series will focus on simple regression models, multiple regression modeling, and logistic regression. These are among the most widely used and flexible methods in medical research. An understanding of these methods is an essential foundation for understanding more complex and advanced statistical techniques.

Learning Objectives:
1) Perform the process of constructing useful linear and logistic regression models.
2) Interpret and draw conclusions from linear regression and logistic regression output.
3) Describe the conditions for inference in linear and logistic regression and the role of diagnostics in checking these conditions.

This course is intended for those with knowledge of basic applied statistics—through a standard introductory biostatistics course or, for example, the Introductory Biostatistics for Medical Researchers course offered by CCI.

Lecture Titles:
    - Foundations of Correlation and Regression
    - Multiple Regression
    - Special Topics in Multiple Regression
    - Introduction to Logistic Regression

More about the faculty:
In addition to teaching at Simmons College, Dr. Goldman is past president of the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association. He also teaches the Introductory Statistics for Medical Researchers course offered by CCI each fall. Dr. Goldman’s interests and publications are in the area of statistical education. He has written several statistical textbooks and was an organizer of a series of conferences on statistics education.

CME credit:
Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for each session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME Objectives:
1) Describe the correct conduct and practices of clinical research, as well as comply with new policies, practices, etc.
2) Recognize the various roles and responsibilities of the research team in the conduct of clinical research.
3) Identify the clinical research resources available within the hospital and greater research community.

Program Director:
Daniel Pallin, MD
Course Planners:
Erin Grundman, MS

Audience: Investigator,Research Staff
Contact info:, 617-525-7654
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