The Biostatistics Research Center of Temple University is an independent unit of the Department of Statistics. It receives no funding from either the Department of Statistics or Temple University. Its mission is to promote research within the Department of Statistics and encourage professional activities within the Greater Philadelphia area. To advance this mission, the Center organizes and sponsors the annual Merck-Temple Conferences and advanced short courses. It also helps students with summer fellowships, tuition support, and the presentation of papers at professional meetings. The Center additionally sponsors the Department of Statistics’ alumnae seminar series, cooperates with Temple Medical School faculty on research projects, and helps the Department of Statistics through the purchase of books for its Reading Room, and hardware and software for the Department’s computing facility.

The Biostatistics Research Center is proud to have helped a number of recent graduate students who have won national awards. These include six Best Student Paper awards from the Biopharmaceutical Section of the American Statistical Association, a scholarship award from the American Society for Clinical Trials, and first prize for a contributed paper presentation sponsored by the Biopharmaceutical Section at the 1999 Joint Statistical Meeting.