Biostatistics Core

What is the mission of the Biostatistics Core?

To provide biostatistical support to enhance scientific research through collaboration with the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC) members.

Who are the Core Members?

  • Peihua Qiu, PhD (Professor in Biostatistics)
  • Xiaomin Lu, PhD (Assistant Professor in Biostatistics)
  • Master’s Biostatistician

What services does the Biostatistics Core provide?

A centralized, state-of-the-art biostatistics service to support cancer research and cancer studies across various phases, including:

  • Study design, power, and sample size calculations for grant proposals and clinical trials
  • Standard procedures for data sanity check and quality control
  • Statistical analysis, including interim and post-study analysis
  • Review of protocols and safety monitoring of ongoing clinical trials
  • General statistical consultation and education
  • Assistance with addressing the new NIH requirements for scientific rigor and transparency.

How should you contact the Biostatistics Core to engage its services in a project or ask advice?

Individuals interested in using the Biostatistics Core should contact:



Note: This core is available to individuals who are Cancer Center members.  In order to become a member of the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC), please visit our UFHCC Membership page.  For further questions about membership with the UFHCC, please contact Wendy Malorzo or call (352) 273-8294.

Useful Resources

NIH Guidance: Scientific rigor and transparency

Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility

Nature: Statistics for Biologists