Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences Collaborating Centre

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The Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences (MB-SAHS) Collaborating Centre is comprised of investigators and trainees committed to collaborative research in Manitoba that bridges the statistical and health sciences disciplines. The MB-SAHS Collaborating Centre is an initiative of faculty members at the University of Manitoba. The Collaborating Centre is hosted by the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI) at the University of Manitoba; the CHI is the home of Manitoba’s SPOR (Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research) SUPPORT Unit.

The overall aim of the MB-SAHS Collaborating Centre is to facilitate high-quality collaborative research that engages statistical and health scientists and statistical science trainees. The objectives of the Collaborating Centre are to:

  1. Foster connections between statistical and health sciences researchers who seek to pursue collaborative and integrative research projects;
  2. Support and initiate technical training activities that will improve the capacity for statistical and health science collaborative and integrative research in Manitoba;
  3. Develop trainee professional skills in communication and relationships, responsible conduct of research, and project management, to facilitate trainee participation and leadership for collaborative research projects;
  4. Provide funding, as available, to statistical science graduate trainees who will undertake innovative thesis research projects involving applications led by health scientists.

The Manitoba Statistical and Health Sciences Collaborating Centre is led by:

Lead: Lisa Lix, Department of Community Health Sciences & George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba
Elif Acar, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba
Pingzhao Hu, Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics & George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, University of Manitoba
Mohammad Jafari Jozani, Department of Statistics, University of Manitoba
Mahmoud Torabi, Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba

Affiliated universities and organizations:

University of Manitoba
George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation

Training Program:

The MB-SAHS offers a variety of training activities through the George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation, such as short courses, journal clubs, and seminars. These include sessions in using R and SAS software, on professional skills, such as consulting on health research projects, and in topics relevant to statistical and health sciences.

In addition, through the NSERC-funded Visual and Automated Disease Analytics (VADA) Program at the University of Manitoba, a variety of training activities are being held in software and tools for visualization of data, advanced analytic techniques (including machine-learning), and professional skills in working in interdisciplinary research and the responsible conduct of research.

Contact Information:

George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation
Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Manitoba
3rd floor, 753 McDermot Ave, Winnipeg MB  R3E 0T6
Email: datascience@chimb.ca

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