On September 26th, Dr. James Grady, Assistant Director of the Connecticut Convergence Institute provided a talk on “Statistics in Research Collaborations: Strategies for Success” at the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Dr. Grady’s seminar focused on the investigator – statistician relationship and how to form successful collaborations that result in funded studies. He also discussed several studies where recruitment issues raised questions from funding agencies and how robust study designs played a role in answering them.
Dr. Grady was eager to return to his old stomping grounds as he previously dedicated 17 years as a Professor at UTMB Galveston. He is now the Director of the Biostatistics Center at the Connecticut Convergence Institute. The Biostatistics Center is the primary resource for providing biostatistical collaboration and support for biomedical researchers throughout the UConn Health Center. The centers goal is to provide support for grant development that leads to externally funded grants, ongoing research collaboration, publications, and translational discoveries.