Affiliation: Anesthesiology University of Utah, Salt Lake City, United States;
Connection with WFSA (if any): - 1. Role: Speaker - Track: Research and Publication - Session: New types of Cochrane systematic reviews-benefits and challenges - Session (provisional) date & time: 02.09.2016, 08:00 - 09:30 - Talk title: Diagnostic test assessment systematic reviews: A new spectrum of methods and statistics - Talk timing: 08:50 - 09:15 - 2. Role: Speaker - Track: Research and Publication - Session: Research fraud - Session (provisional) date & time: 02.09.2016, 12:30 - 14:00 - Talk: Funny numbers: Random variation or phony data or statistical malpractice? - Talk timing: 12:30 - 12:55
Award / titles received: 1970 MD 1996 MStat (Biostatistics)
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Anesthesiologist Applied Biostatistician
Link to department website: Anesthesiology
Biography: I joined the faculty at the University of Utah almost 40 years ago. For the first 30 years as an anesthesiologist I instructed residents in the clinical skills of surgical anesthesia. I also participated in many animal and human research studies, usually doing the experimental design, statistical analysis and interpretation. Since retiring from clinical practice in 2006 I function only as an applied statistician. I mentor medical students, anesthesia residents, anesthesia fellows, anesthesia faculty, bioengineering students (undergraduate and graduate), postdoctoral fellows, and bioengineering faculty in experimental design and statistical modeling. I participate in two international data analysis efforts. I am the local PI at Utah for participation in the Multicentre Perioperative Outcomes Group (MPOG) Consortium. This international group of mostly academic medical centers has created a central database of the very granular, intraoperative electronic anesthetic record (currently over 3.5 million patient records). I am very active in the functioning and publications of the Cochrane Collaboration where I serve as a statistician and coordinating editor of a collaborative review group.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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