New BRU unit
THETA supports creation of the new BRU unit.
BRU stands for Biostatistics Research Unit. There has been an unmet need at UHN for statistical collaboration and support. Statisticians on staff have been isolated and their low retention rate led to lack of continuity over time and poor development of productive working collaborations, as well as no accumulation of in-house expertise. The idea of creating a statistical unit started in Dec 2015. UHN division heads in Cardiology, Respirology, General Internal Medicine, and THETA Director declared support for a biostatistics “core” at UHN. Finally, a unit has been created named BRU and it is residing in THETA space. BRU staff consists of Drs. George Tomlinson (Director), Nicholas Mitsakakis, and John Matelski.
Posted on July 5, 2016