MGH Research Institute

Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials

Division of Clinical Research
Next Session: March 1, 2019 @ 10 AM

This four-session seminar series in which participants will review the statistical approach to problems commonly encountered in research.Each of the four sessions will focus on a different theme using concrete and realistic examples. In particular, you will learn how to perform specific types of analyses in the class using the statistical package called R, which is a free software package.This course is intended for investigators who are interested in clinical research.

Speaker: Brian Healy, PhD, MGH Biostatistics Center

Course Outline:

Module 1 – Introduction to statistics and computing
Module 2 – Linear regression
Module 3 – Survival Analysis
Module 4 – Repeated Measures

You can download R from this website http://lib.stat.cmu.edu/R/CRAN/. R is a very powerful statistical package. In addition to R, you can download RStudio at this website: https://www.rstudio.com/. RStudio will be used in the course because it is a more user friendly version of R, especially for new R users.

The dataset that we will analyze each week will be posted course site. The datasets will be saved in comma delimited format, which can be imported into all statistical packages

Registration is required. Please contact dcredu@partners.org with any questions.

This course is part of a series in Biostatistics which also includes courses in Basic Biostatistics. Upon completion of this series, participants will be able to: utilize biostatistics in the design of clinical research studies and perform statistical analyses.

Sessions

March 1, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
March 8, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
March 15, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center
March 22, 2019 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Simches 3.110, Floor 3, Simches Research Center

Other Offerings

Past Offerings
Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials March 1, 2018
Applied Biostatistics for Clinical Trials March 2, 2017

Reviews

Anonymous: I took this course for both a refresher of the biostatistics topics covered and the use of R as the statistical package. Dr. Healy is an excellent, engaged instructor and I hope he continues to offer biostats courses in the future. This served as an excellent review of topics I was familiar with as well as introduction to other analyses (e.g. survival methods) that I have not personally used before, but can now immediately apply to my research.
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Date Reviewed: March 28, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
Anonymous: This was a great introduction to bio-statistics. The only fault is that there were too few sessions to cover a good scope of content.
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Date Reviewed: March 27, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 27, 2018, 11:36 a.m.
Lindsey V: Excellent course! It was an informative introduction to basic skills in R which are necessary for the kind of research undertaken by our group. The instructor kept the class entertaining and fun. While it was a brief course and the instructor did well to drop in hints about using R and tidbits about the coding language, I wish there could have been more about the R language itself. Nevertheless, would very much recommend this introductory course.
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Date Reviewed: March 26, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
Anonymous: Thank you for offering this class.
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Date Reviewed: March 26, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:31 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 26, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Anonymous: Brian Healy is a talented, enthusiastic instructor. He presents the material clearly and effectively. He is great with answering questions and uses fantastic examples. The best way this course could be improved would be if the students shared some of Brian's enthusiasm. He is very engaging and energetic!
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Date Reviewed: March 23, 2018, 11:02 a.m.
Anonymous: Excellent course. Dr. Healy is an outstanding instructor. His excitement about statistics was contagious and the class was fun, in addition to being very useful - I trekked through a snow storm to get to class. A great introduction to R and a fantastic overview of statistical analyses that can be done with many different types of clinical trial datasets.
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Date Reviewed: March 23, 2018, 10:19 a.m.
Anonymous: Excellent course, Dr. Healy is a great and inspiring instructor! Would gladly take more of stats courses organized in MGH.
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Date Reviewed: March 23, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
Solomon K: Dr Healy is such a great instructor, he has managed to make Biostat accessible and engaging, especially since I haven't taken a stats course in a long while. The course content was well thought out, concise and practically applicable for my work in the lab. Thanks and would take more courses if they were offered.
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:33 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 11:43 p.m.
Sietske S: Excellent introduction - good selection of topics, some background (and suggested reading) and some hands-on statistics with real-life examples. I wish there were more sessions!
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 9:27 p.m.
Shawna B: Excellent instructor who is clear & syccint. The slides ahead of time is a great touch. Giving us a practicum to do on our own is very useful.
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:21 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 5:44 p.m.
Anonymous: Great sessions!. Good overview of clinical stats and use of R. I am glad that the slides are posted, as well as R commands and data sheets.
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Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 5:39 p.m.
Anonymous: Outstanding instructor that makes stats fun , super relevant and something to look for to learn and apply ! Can’t say thank you enough !
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Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 4:53 p.m.
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Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Samia B: Very well taught and easy to follow. I took a biostatistics course over the course of a year and these four sessions did a wonderful and clear job of giving a good summary and refreshment of those topics
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:35 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 4:15 p.m.
Laura D: Useful selection of topics covered in an extremely clear, didactic manner. I would gladly attend more sessions if they were offered.
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Date Attended: March 22, 2018, 1:23 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
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Anonymous: Dr. Healy was fantastic! Thank you!
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Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 3:21 p.m.
Chunxia X: Fantastic instructor! Useful classes! Thank you.
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Paula V: Fantastic!
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Date Attended: March 15, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Date Reviewed: March 22, 2018, 2:44 p.m.
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