Division of Biostatistics
Director: Jeffrey Longmate, Ph.D.

The Division of Biostatistics houses faculty and staff statisticians. Their major activities include: collaboration in basic, translational and clinical research; consulting on statistical questions in research; development of statistical methodology, teaching in the Irell & Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences and in the Clinical Investigation Training Program .

The Division houses the Cancer Center’s Biostatistics Core , and supports coordinating centers for the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, the NCRR Islet Cell Resource Centers, and the California Cancer Consortium.
Collaboration is our main activity. The core statisticians generally contribute to the design and analysis of research projects as co-investigators and co-authors. We collaborate in basic, translational, clinical and population-based research.
Consulting is available to advise investigators on statistical issues in research. Consulting generally consists of one or two meetings, and it’s free. This is a good way to explore possible collaboration, or just get statistical questions answered.

Case finding: The core can provide HIPAA-compliant identification of patients with stored tissue samples or other characteristics.
Statistical Computing is provided in conjunction with collaboration.