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NCI announces a course for postdoctoral or clinical fellows: Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD).

Overview: Recent advances in cancer biology have resulted in the need for increased statistical analysis of research data. The Statistical Analysis of Research Data (SARD) course will be held on February 5 and 6, 2009 from 9-5 p.m. at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Conference Center, Balcony C on the Bethesda Campus. SARD is designed to provide an overview on the general principles of statistical analysis of research data. The course will be taught by Paul W. Thurman of Columbia University. The first day will feature univariate data analysis, including descriptive statistics, probability distributions, one- and two-sample inferential statistics. The second day will feature bivariate data analysis including bivariate statistics, linear regression non-parametric tools and goodness of fit tests. The participation of NIH clinical and postdoctoral fellows is encouraged.

Course Agenda (pdf)
Course Materials
·  SARD 2009 Assignment (pdf)
·  SARD biosketch (pdf)
·  SARD References (pdf)

Links and Related Training Opportunities: This course is part of a developing curriculum for training of NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. Each Fall, a course in "Translational Research in Clinical Oncology" (TRACO) hosted by Dr. T. Moody is offered primarily for NIH postdoctoral fellows. Also "Demystifying Medicine for PhDs" has 2 hours of lecture each week from January-May and the course is hosted by Dr. Irvin M. Arias. For additional opportunities for postdoctoral training at NIH view

Location and Time: The sessions will start at 9 a.m. A lunch break will occur at 12 noon-1 p.m. The sessions will conclude at 5 p.m.

Registration Form: The deadline for registration is January 30, 2009 . The first 50 registrants will be accommodated. The registration form is available online, click here to register. The course will be directed by Dr. Terry Moody, phone (301-451-9451).

Organizing Committee:


William D. Figg, Pharm.D

Paul Thurman, MBA

Terry Moody, PhD Columbia University
Jonathan Wiest, PhD