Programs & Services

The Biostatistics core at CSU is a part of BERD (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Research Design). It was developed to help academic researchers with study design, data analyses tools and methodologies for their projects. It involves research consultation(s) on study design, sampling methodologies, sample size calculations, analyses recommendations, wording of analytical method sections for grant applications, recommendations for data entry tools, basic and advanced statistical analysis, interpretation of statistical analysis and presentation of results for reports. Request a consultation

Contact: Sangeeta Rao

Available services include consultation on laboratory and sample preparations for next generation sequencing libraries, genome assembly, RNA transcript assembly, read alignment, metagenomics analysis, tailored software development, bioinformatics training and mentoring, and interpretation of results.  Request a consultation

Contact: Mark Stenglein

COHA is a consortium of 15 veterinary colleges associated with regional academic medical center partners.  COHA’s mission is to advance our understanding of diseases shared by humans and animals. The alliance leverages the expertise of physicians, research scientists, veterinarians, and other professionals to find solutions for medical problems and to address the well-being of humans, animals, and the environment. This approach will capitalize on One Health opportunities that accelerate translational research. Learn more about COHA here.

Contact: Sue VandeWoude, Colleen Duncan, Tracy Webb and Joe Strecker

Innovation Corps (I-Corps™) uses proven customer-discovery methodologies for startups. It was developed for academic researchers by serial entrepreneurs working with the National Science Foundation.  It has been used to train hundreds of teams of innovators across the nation. I-Corps@CCTSI is a team-based short course designed for faculty, staff and students. The program guides teams through the early stages of customer discovery where they can test the business model hypotheses for their technology or idea.

Contact: Steve Albers (CSU Ventures)

Many domestic species suffer from the same illnesses as humans. Genetic, environmental, traumatic and idiopathic diseases all occur in dogs, cats, horses, and other pets. Interventions like pharmaceutical treatments, surgery, and radiation that are successful therapies for these individuals also prove helpful for their human counterparts. Natural animal models are frequently superior to rodents as models to study human disease. Veterinarians at CVMBS can designate the appropriate matched species and condition and design clinical trials that can benefit both animals and people. View a more detailed description here.

Contact: Tracy Webb

Scientists must work in an interdisciplinary fashion to combine and transform knowledge to solve many of the medical related challenges facing our world.  However, working in a team to combine scientific knowledge across disciplines presents many challenges.  Team science research has found basic team science principles can be learned through training such as even turn-taking and social sensitivity.  Practicing these basic team science principles can dramatically improve your teaming experience! Learn more about team science.

Contact: Jeni Cross