Biostatistics and Epidemiology
To provide a forum for discussion of statistical issues, questions and techniques that arise during the design and analysis of epidemiological or health services research data.
We meet quarterly on a biostatistical topic or question of interest to outcomes and health services research. Discussions are typically lead by one or two people and may involve introduction to statistical topics or techniques, explanation of computer code in particular statistical packages for solving specific questions, case studies or examples or data analysis techniques, and any topic of interest for continuing education and training in biostatistics.
Christine Duarte, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org
Schedule: First Wednesday of the month each quarter (January, April, July, October),10:00-11:00 am
Location: CORE Conference Room, 509 Forest Ave, Suite 200, Portland
Genito-Urinary Translational Study Group (GUTS)
The goal of this forum is to promote the discussion of state-of-the-art research in genito-urinary medicine, with the goal of expanding basic, clinical, and translational research and training at MMC.
Recent Interesting Studies or Reviews:
Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2008 Nov-Dec;38(10):309-27. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2008.09.001. The human microbiome and probiotics: implications for pediatrics. Hsieh MH1, Versalovic J.
Recent MMC/MMCRI Cancer-Related Studies:
Notch signal integration in the vasculature during remodeling. Rostama B, Peterson SM, Vary CP, Liaw L. Vascul Pharmacol. 2014 Oct 18;63(2):97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.vph.2014.10.003. Review.
Inhibition of tumor-associated αvβ3 integrin regulates the angiogenic switch by enhancing expression of IGFBP-4 leading to reduced melanoma growth and angiogenesis in vivo. Contois LW, Akalu A, Caron JM, Tweedie E, Cretu A, Henderson T, Liaw L, Friesel R, Vary C, Brooks PC. Angiogenesis. 2015 Jan;18(1):31-46. doi: 10.1007/s10456-014-9445-2. Epub 2014 Sep 24.
Links of Interest:
MMC Cancer Institute
MMC Urology Residency Program
MaineHealth Cancer Resource Center
MMC Tissue Bank
Maine Cancer Foundation
Maine Coalition to fight prostate cancer
National Cancer Institute
Calvin Vary, PhD email@example.com
Moritz Hansen, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Healthcare Quality & Safety
This research group focuses on measuring and improving health care quality and safety. Specific areas of interest include methods health care and evaluatiing performance improvement, team-based approaches to performance improvement, and the measurement and improvement of patient experiences with care.
Kathleen Fairfield, MD email@example.com
Thomas Van Der Kloot, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Education Outcomes
This group focuses on research aimed at evaluating and improving outcomes of medical education programs and interventions. Specific areas of interest include medical simulation, evaluation of competence in procedural and advanced communication skills and curriculum model innovations.
Robert Bing-You, MD email@example.com
Randy Darby, MD Darbyj@spectrummg.com
Paul Han, MD firstname.lastname@example.org
Jo Linder, MD email@example.com
Location: Hannaford Center for Safety, Innovation & Simulation (SIM Center), 335 Brighton Avenue, Portland
This Research Group focuses on understanding and improving the health status of populations. Specific areas of interest include the identification of risk factors and determinants of disease and health, including health disparities, and the development and evaluation of community-wide and sub-population-based interventions for health promotion, disease prevention and management.
Deb Deatrick, MPH DEATRD@mainehealth.org
Andrew Williams, PhD AEWilliams@mmc.org
Location: MaineHealth, 110 Free Street, Portland