Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences

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The University of Florida Health Cancer Center Biostatistics & Quantitative Sciences Shared Resource (BQS SR) provides biostatistical leadership and analytic collaborative support to members of the Cancer Center.

Through this support, the BQS SR plays a critical role in clinical trials; population-based studies, including epidemiologic, health outcomes/behavior and health disparities research in our catchment area; molecular biology studies, including genome sequencing for translational research and experimental therapeutic studies; and laboratory-based research. 

Mission

To promote rigorous and reproducible statistical and quantitative sciences for research.

Program Aims

  • Provide biostatistical and quantitative assistance to members for the design of studies, development of grant proposals, analysis of data, publication and dissemination of findings.
  • Provide consultations and collaborate in the development and evaluation of innovative methodologies, data collection, and processing tools, and to select/ develop analytic software appropriate for study objectives pertaining to cancer informatics and electronic medical-record data.
  • Enhance transdisciplinary research and team science through coordination with other shared resources and facilitating collaborations among faculty.
  • Support the Cancer Center Clinical Research Office, thereby ensuring high quality of science, data integrity, and patient safety in clinical cancer research.
  • Educate members, staff, and trainees in current “best practices” and uses of biostatistics, bioinformatics and health informatics to ensure rigorous and reproducible research.

Services

Services are provided as a no chargeback system and provides support for short and moderate term projects free of charge along with the development of research projects. Services include:

  • Conceptualization of a research project, including development of research questions and hypotheses.
  • Study design, including sample size justification/power analysis; analytical planning.
  • Basic data management, including guidance in the development of study databases, the establishment of procedures for monitoring data quality, and the preparation of analysis datasets.
  • Statistical analyses and interpretation of results for collected data.
  • Assistance in grant writing.
  • Assistance in manuscript writing.

Contact

Dr. Lee
  • Director
    Ji-Hyun Lee, DrPH
    Division of Quantitative Sciences, University of Florida Health Cancer Center;
    Professor, Department of Biostatistics
    University of Florida
    Office Phone: 352-273-9079
    Email: jihyun.lee@ufl.edu
  • Administrative Assistant
    Donna Johnson
    Office Phone: 352-273-7137
    Email: johnsodm@ufl.edu

Location

Cancer and Genetics Research Complex
2033 Mowry Road
Suite 145
Gainesville, FL 32610

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