The Novel Methodologies Unit will provide necessary resources to those research projects in the OSCTR that would benefit from development of new approaches in biostatistics, epidemiology, and informatics, as well as to provide leadership to aid faculty currently engaged in original research on improving research design and analysis methodologies.

Services Provided

  • Identify promising areas for development of novel methodologies or the use of known methods to a new area of research
  • Provide opportunities for the development and application of these new methods
  • Organize short-courses in novel epidemiological or biostatistical approaches to complex problems
  • Organize multidisciplinary discussion panels to stimulate the development of novel approaches to address biomedical questions

Seminar Series:

 

Spring 2015

Workshops:

 

 

  • The Novel Methodology Unit of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Key Component Activity of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) is hosting a training workshop entitled INTRODUCTION TO BAYESIAN STATISTICS. The 2.5-day workshop is scheduled for May 18 (8:30 AM - 5 PM), May 19 (9 AM - 5 PM) and May 20 (9 AM - noon). The format includes in-class didactic lectures and practical applications of concepts using WinBUGS software. The workshop will introduce participants to estimation, inference and hypothesis testing within a Bayesian framework. No prior knowledge of Bayesian statistics is required; however, attendees should have completed at least one prior introductory course in statistics or biostatistics.

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  • The Novel Methodology Unit of the Biostatistics and Epidemiology Research Design (BERD) Key Component Activity of the Oklahoma Shared Clinical and Translational Resources (OSCTR) is hosting a training workshop on Health Economics Analysis Methods. The 2.5-day workshop is scheduled for May 19 (9 AM - 5 PM), May 20 (9 AM - 5 PM) and May 21 (9 AM - noon). The format includes in-class didactic lectures and practical applications of concepts using Excel software. The workshop will introduce participants to methods of cost valuation of control or intervention programs, economic evaluation of health care (i.e. cost minimization, cost-effectiveness, cost-utility and cost-benefit analyses), and definitions and use of burden measures (DALYs vs QALYs).

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The Clinical Resources Core provides IRB/regulatory assistance, research registries and repositories, physical locations and skilled personnel for clinical and translational research. These services enable investigators to pursue new lines of clinical and translational research while making the most efficient use of their resources. The core has several aims:

 

  • Provide and expand access to high-quality, well-charcterized sample collections and clinical data for research relevant to medical issues facing the populations of Oklahoma and other IDeA states.

  • Facilitate clinical recruiting through clinical service units and innovative partnerships.

  • Deliver regulatory assistance to OSCTR Scholars and other investigators from OSCTR partners and affiliated partner institutions, including assistance in working with the Indian Health Service and tribal IRBs to ensure the protection of both individual human subjects and tribal communities.

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These services are provided at many OSCTR partner sites, as well as on-site facilities at OUHSC and OMRF. These facilites house various sample and data registries and repositories, have long-standing collaborations with typically underserved populations, and actively participate in clinical trials.

OCTSI: Oklahoma Clinical and Translational Science Institute (OUHSC)

  • Housed in the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center
  • Clinical research facilities, exam rooms, office and conference rooms.
  • Clinical research facilities, exam rooms, office and conference rooms.
  • Staffed by an experienced Research Nurse-Coordinator and senior mentor physicians.

Arthritis and Clinical Immunology (OMRF)

  • Nurse study coordinators, an infusion nurse, medical technicians, medical assistants, a physical therapist and senior mentor physicians
  • CAP-Certified Biorepository