NISS recently welcomed two new affiliates Minitab, Inc. and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine!
Located in State College, Pennsylvania, Minitab helps companies and institutions to spot trends, solve problems and discover valuable insights in data by delivering a comprehensive and best-in-class suite of data analysis and process improvement tools. One of the leaders in the field of those companies that offer statistical software tools and support, Minitab has helped organizations drive cost containment, enhance quality, boost customer satisfaction and increase effectiveness for over 40 years. Thousands of businesses and institutions worldwide use Minitab Statistical Software, Companion, and Quality Trainer to uncover flaws in their processes and improve them.
The Division of Biostatistics in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine was established in 2003 in the Bronx, New York and includes over 20 doctoral and masters level statisticians. Biostatistics faculty receive grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Centers for Disease Controls, and other federal funding agencies to conduct methodological research in clinical trials, epidemiology, experimental design, survival analysis, diagnostic test evaluation, imaging studies, and statistical genetics and genomics. Other areas of interest include missing data methods, casual inference, and comparative effectiveness research. The department's goals include, 1) to develop and apply innovative statistical and computational approaches to advance biomedical research, 2) to collaborate with investigators in a broad range of fields including cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurology, and infectious diseases, and 3) to provide educational and training opportunities in quantitative methods to the next generation of physicians and scientists.
NISS is very excited that both of these institutions will be joining other NISS Affiliate colleagues to help define the direction of programs, events and future collaboration.