Biomedical Statistic Core

Supporting the treatment of eating disorders

The purpose of the Biomedical Statistic Core (BSC) is to create a methodological and statistical infrastructure supporting clinical and translational research and education focused on the mechanisms related to the onset and maintenance of eating disorders and eating behaviors.

This core promotes efficient access to methodological and biostatistical support by providing consultation, methodological and statistical support services, educational activities and methodological and statistical mentoring and training opportunities.

The BSC works with the CoBRE Project Directors during the pre-grant, grant and post-grant periods, assisting in study design, sample size calculation, power analysis, data collection methods, data storage and management, ongoing study monitoring, statistical analysis, interpretations of results and assistance in the preparation of presentations and publications.

The BSC works with the Administrative Core and Human Subjects Core to provide relevant training opportunities in the areas of the ethical conduct of research, research design, mechanistic data analytic approaches, grant writing and professional development. In addition to these training opportunities, the BSC provides more intensive training in the form of ongoing mentoring or regular hands-on training for Project Directors who are interested in expanding their analytic capabilities.

The Biomedical Statistics Core is funded by the Center for Biobehavioral Mechanisms of Eating Behavior Center of Biomedical Research Excellence grant (NIGMS P20GM134969) and led by Director Leslie Laam.