Training the next generation of biostatisticians

David L. Demets, Dan Anbar, William Fairweather, Thomas A. Louis, Robert T. O’Neill

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Biostatisticians have become an integral part of medical research for the design and analysis of laboratory, epidemiology, and clinical studies. The demand for this expertise has increased over the past several decades, while the supply has remained relatively constant. The skills required to be a successful statistical collaborator go beyond the traditional statistics courses taught in graduate school. We describe the challenges facing those training the next generation of biostatisticians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Statistician
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes


  • Biostatistics
  • Training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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