Yarmush Receives NIH Grant to Develop New Statistics Course for Molecular and Cellular Sciences

Professors Martin Yarmush and Ramsey Foty have received a 1-year $85,910 grant from the NIH to develop a new course entitled, “Interdisciplinary Research Training in Biostatistics: Enhancing Reproducibility”. The course will: 1) use enquiry-based learning to strengthen understanding of statistical analysis; 2) emphasize practical rather than theoretical aspects of statistical analysis methods commonly used in the molecular and cellular sciences; 3) analyze real data generated by the student pool; 4) stress the importance of considering data analysis as a pre-requisite to experimental design; 5) teach students how to use open-source, easy-to-use statistical analysis tools.