The Statistics and Data Management Core-C provides to all Center investigators statistical consultation and collaboration on experimental design, statistical modeling and data analyses, and statistical support for preparing presentations and manuscripts. The Statistics and Data Management Core-C also maintains: (1) databases for the clinical, demographic and diagnostic data concerning psychiatric patients and control subjects for the Clinical Services and Diagnostics Core-B, as well as specific research data for Projects 4 and Project 5;and (2) databases for the Brain Tissue Donation Program and for animal post-mortem tissue data. In addition to these two major goals, the Statistics and Data Management Core-C develops novel statistical methodology to support the Center's research goals. The Statistics and Data Management Core- C's personnel include: (1) two senior faculty from the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Statistics, both of whom have substantial research experience in neurostatistics and statistical applications in psychiatry, as well as extensive publications on statistical methods;(2) senior database administrators and support staff with broad experience in managing databases for centers with many projects;and (3) Graduate Student Researchers (advanced Ph.D. students in the Department of Statistics) who support detailed data analyses. The two major areas of neuroscience statistical research that the Statistics and Data Management Core-C is pursuing involve clustering technologies and adaptive designs specific to center studies. The overarching goal of the clustering research is to develop methods which use post-mortem tissue study results or PET, EEC and fMRI clinical study results to attempt to identify possible clusters of schizophrenia subjects, and to characterize these clusters. The goal of the adaptive designs research is to provide novel adaptive statistical designs tailored for use in the Center's studies, including postmortem tissue studies, animal studies and clinical studies, with a purpose to increase design efficiency while maintaining design power. In summary, the Statistics and Data Management Core-C provides state-of-the-art statistical support to the Center's research projects and maintains secure and accurate databases for these projects, and conducts statistical research to identify biologically similar clusterings of schizophrenia and to develop new study designs which make more efficient use of resources.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Specialized Center (P50)
Project #
5P50MH084053-05
Application #
8376064
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMH1-ERB-S)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-07-01
Budget End
2013-06-30
Support Year
5
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$318,717
Indirect Cost
$145,457
Name
University of Pittsburgh
Department
Type
DUNS #
004514360
City
Pittsburgh
State
PA
Country
United States
Zip Code
15213
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