Biostatistics Shared Resource

Educational Support

Free Consulting

The BSR offers free statistical and bioinformatics consultation services to Lombardi researchers every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm by appointment. BSR areas of expertise include: animal studies, basic science, cancer control, clinical trials, databases, bioinformatics, transcriptomics, proteomics, epidemiology, mathematical modeling, genomics, and metabolomics.

  • Please contact the department at or 202-687-4114 for further information.


We also provide lectures given by BSR members in several courses in the Tumor Biology graduate program: TBIO 560: Animal Models of Cancer, and TBIO 543: Clinical Survey of Human Cancer.

  • If you need a lecture for your course, or a one-time lecture for your research group or lab, please contact Minnie An at 202-687-4114, or

Journal Clubs

Members of our Shared Resource routinely participate in the two weekly journal clubs (Oncology and Hematology) for clinical investigators where biostatisticians give a yearly presentation. Weekly participation often involves explaining and giving a critique of the biostatistical methods used in published medical articles.

Fellows Lectures

We present two lectures yearly on planning clinical trials for the Fellows Lecture series, as well as lectures hematology-oncology fellows on early stage clinical trials design and analysis.


We offer occasional workshops involving hands-on demonstration of bioinformatics tools, either organized by the BBSR or presented by BBSR members. Additionally, we participate in workshop presentations for new faculty on BBSR services and capabilities.

Formal Courses

If you would like a more formal course, we offer service courses in biostatistics.

  • BIST 501: Introductory Biostatistics
  • BIST 502: Applied Biostatistics

Additionally, all of our MS courses are available to LCCC members:

  • BIST 510: Probability and Sampling
  • BIST 511: Statistical Inference
  • BIST 512: Categorical Data Analysis
  • BIST 513: Survival Analysis
  • BIST 514: Linear Models and Multivariate Analysis
  • BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software
  • BIST 532: Bioinformatics for Omics Data
  • BIST 540: Experimental Design/Clinical Trials
  • BIST 541: Principles of Epidemiology
  • BIST 545: Data Analysis

Seminar Series

Throughout the academic year, we host a biweekly seminar series organized by the Department of Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Biomathematics. You can see our flyers poster throughout the medical campus, or visit us online at the link above.