The BERD core offers a range of educational opportunities that are responsive to the needs and schedules of the Buffalo Translational Consortium workforce, including faculty members, trainees and research staff.
The Statistical Workshop Series, co-sponsored by the BERD and Workforce Development cores, consist of self-contained modules on statistical topics with an emphasis on methods relevant to translational and clinical research.
Taught by BERD faculty, the workshops are provided in the form of lecture or computer lab, and have a duration of approximately two hours. Attendees learn the basics of statistical software, application of modelling techniques to data, and the study planning methods required by funding agencies and presented material is designed so to emphasize the practical aspects of biostatistics, epidemiology, and research design. Prerequisite videos and written materials are provided in advance.
Thr BERD Deminar Series features high-level researchers associated with other CTSA hubs. Speakers are often identified through participation on the Association for Clinical and Translational Science BERD Special Interest Group. Previous seminars, designed for a non-statistical audience, held recently included the following:
A 2-3 day period where students are taught the principles and application of epidemiology and biostatistics