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Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD)

 About the Program

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) program of the CCTSI is a resource that provides biostatistical consultation and collaboration to investigators and trainees across the CCTSI campuses and affiliated hospitals. Administered by the Colorado Biostatistics Consortium (CBC), the BERD also provides training and mentorship in biostatistics and study design.

 Services Offered

  • Request a BERD Consultation
  • Study design, including sample size/power calculations
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Biostatistics training and education. Not sure how much Biostatistics/Epidemiology training you need?
    View some suggestions.

There are no charges for initial meetings, small projects, or for support of CCTSI training/pilot grant awardees. For more information about the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design program, please visit http://cbc.ucdenver.edu. For questions or additional information about our services, please contact John Neal, 303.724.4370.

 Biostatistics Short Course

The Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) core of the Colorado Clinical & Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) is pleased to announce a Short Course in Biostatistics on six Tuesday evenings this fall.

This course is focused on clinical and medical investigations. Material will be presented within a clinical context and will emphasize basic statistical concepts at an accelerated pace. If you are interested in improving your ability to critically assess the literature, more rigorously design research studies, or more effectively understand and communicate biostatistical issues, this course is for you.

Registration for the CCTSI Biostatistics Short Course 2013 is now closed. If you would like to be placed on an email list for advance notification for Fall 2014, please email john.neal@ucdenver.edu.

Weekly - 6 Tuesday Evenings
October 15 – November 19, 2013

5:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Ed 2 South (L28) - Room 2206

Course Fee (6 Sessions): $350
Fee includes a complete set of printed slides and a light dinner each week.

Since lecture topics build upon each other, continuous attendance is encouraged. Class size is limited.

You will be asked to provide a speedtype for the fee. (CCTSI K-awardees attend for free.) For alternative payment options, register via the link and email: john.neal@ucdenver.edu

Topic Schedule

  • October 15: Descriptive Statistics and Hypothesis Testing
  • October 22: t-tests and Confidence Intervals
  • October 29: Nonparametric Tests and Analysis of Variance
  • November 5: Diagnostic Tests, Analysis of Categorical Data and Power/Sample Size
  • November 12: Correlation and Regression
  • November 19: Longitudinal Data and Literature Evaluation

Questions? Please contact John Neal, 303.724.4370.

 
 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Education Seminar Series - hidden

Education Seminar Series: Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians

Co-sponsored by the BERD and the Colorado Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). All Seminars are scheduled for 3:00pm - 4:00pm in Education 1, Room 1300.

 BERD Policies

 Education Seminar Series

 Resources

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released a new handbook, Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User’s Guide, published in January 2013. This guide provides key information for designing comparative effectiveness research protocols to identify both minimal standards and best practices for designing observational comparative effectiveness research (CER) studies.

View the AHRQ User’s Guide >>

 BERD Leadership

  • Dennis Lezotte
    Co-Director
  • Nichole Carlson
    Co-Director