March 2010 Biostatistics Course
Immersion Biostatistics Course: Introductory Applied Biostatistics
In collaboration with the AIDS Prevention Initiative in Nigeria (APIN), NU AITRP organized and supported a two-week Immersion Biostatistics Course: Introductory Applied Biostatistics March 1 to 12, 2010 at the IITA Conference Center in Ibadan, Nigeria. Thirty-three trainees from NU AITRP sites at JUTH, UCH and Mali, collaborating organizations, Harvard PEPFAR and APIN (AIDS Prevention Initiative Nigeria), as well as from the Maryland AITRP, NU Fogarty Frameworks in Uganda, CDC-Nigeria, and the Nigerian National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) completed the course. The trainees were primarily physicians and data managers who are developing clinical research projects, evaluating outcomes data, or planning to conduct statistical analyses for research projects at their sites.
Demetrios Kyriacou, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Preventive Medicine and Emergency Medicine at Northwestern University conducted didactic lectures on introductory biostatistics and epidemiology, and study design and statistical methods seminars . The curriculum also included lectures, assignments, and one-on-one sessions on study design, subject selection, sample size estimations, limiting various forms of study biases, basic statistical analyses, regression analyses, and causal inference. Trainees presented their current or proposed research projects (at any stage of development or completion) for group discussion and recommendations on study design and data analysis using STATA statistical software.
For more information, see the Course Description Flyer
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