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“Statistical Significance” has no meaning: An introduction to statistics

Date Fri, Oct 16
Time 12: 00 PM - 1: 00 PM
Location Online


This month's MHRI-GHUCCTS Monthly Statistical Seminar Series features Dr. Paul Kolm, Associate Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute.

Although the p value debate among scientists and statisticians is nearly a century old, it has reached something of a crisis in the last few years. One scientific journal has banned the use of p values. A recent journal article was entitled, “Abandon Statistical Significance”. In this session, we will discuss the controversy and the implications for medical research.

Dr. Kolm is Associate Director, Department of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics at MedStar Health Research Institute. He has over 30 years of experience in consulting with principal investigators in the design and analysis of clinical trials, retrospective and observational studies, and large patient registries. He has served as Statistical Editor of JACC-Interventions, served on the Scientific and Clinical Support Committee of the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), and on the American Heart Association Epidemiology, Prevention, Outcomes and Behavioral study section. While at Emory University, he was the lead biostatistician for the Grady Hospital General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and a member of the GCRC Advisory Committee, which reviewed Emory and Grady research protocols for scientific merit. He is currently the lead biostatistician for several NIH and industry-funded studies. Dr. Kolm’s statistical areas of interest include cost-effectiveness analyses, multiple imputation methods for missing data, analysis of sparse outcomes and multivariable regression models where the number of variables is greater than the number of participants.

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