CSTAT researchers conducted an international survey across3 continents in June 2021 to ask about motivation, barriers, and coping of older athletes during the COVID Pandemic. Here is a discussion in a blog with infoviz: https://evidencestrong.com/how-did-pandemic-affect-Olympic-weightlifters?fbclid=IwAR1hgQMu1Ibj0KV06_3gOn5C_Q0d67Lm4t3ykXg7iL7twZldTsrY-6Zlx98
The STRATOS Initiative (STRengthening Analytical Thinking for Observational Studies, https://stratos-initiative.org/) is an international collaboration of over 100 experts in many different areas of biostatistical and biomedical research. A virtual conference was hosted by CSTAT on November 2, 2021, by Dr. Marianne Huebner, director of CSTAT, who is also a co-chair of this organization. Discussions were about developing evidence-supported guidance for statistical issues of practical importance in clinical research through expert consensus. Progress reports of exciting projects covering study design, missing data methods, initial data analysis, variable selection, evaluation of prognostic models, survival analysis, measurement error, causal inference, and high dimensional data analysis were presented.
CSTAT provides both statistical support and statistical training service. CSTAT statisticians are engaged in all phases of research projects including planning, data management, analysis, and reporting. You are being invited to participate in a web-based online survey about CSTAT. The objective is to gain a better understanding of your quantitative needs for your research projects, such as working with a statistician, data manager, graduate student, or obtain further training that CSTAT could provide.
Please check out the summary report of the 2021 Survey results.
We are excited to present a one day event with short presentations of multiple statistical topics. Join the Virtual Open House in the afternoon to meet the team and ask questions.
CSTAT continues to conduct meetings and consultations via Zoom, but here we see part of the CSTAT team enjoying their lunch break in the beautiful MSU gardens.
Congratulations to Sichao Wang and Sanket Jantre on their outstanding work in supporting the teaching and learning missions of Michigan State University, and for earning the recognition of being one of this year’s #iteachmsu Educator Award recipients.
CSTAT invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate starting in Fall 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, or a quantitative STEM field (e.g. Social Sciences, Natural Sciences). Specific anticipated research topics are one of the following: high dimensional data analysis, text mining, natural language processing, Bayesian modeling.
In the Philosophy of Data Science Series here is an interview Andrew Gelman (Columbia University) (Columbia) and Megan Higgs (Critical Inference LLC) to discuss critical roles that statistics plays in science
April 5-9 is Graduate student appreciation week.
We appreciate all graduate students at CSTAT: Graduate students explaining their research projects to us and who are trying to figure out best statistical approaches as well as the CSTAT RAs who are excellent collaborators and consultants.
The Data Storage Finder is a self-service tool that allows you to determine which storage services are most suitable for your academic and research needs. Different types of data require different modes of storage. https://data-storage-finder.tech.msu.edu/