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Activity Number: 570
Type: Roundtables
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 3, 2016 : 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Epidemiology
Abstract #319977
Title: Strategies for Becoming an Effective Statistical Leader of Interdisciplinary Research Teams
Author(s): Renee Moore* and Jesse Chittams
Companies: Emory University and University of Pennsylvania
Keywords: Consulting ; Collaboration ; Leadership ; Interdisciplinary

Informal discussion will focus on developing strategies to function effectively as part of an interdisciplinary research team. These teams can emerge in many ways, including those that develop through consulting centers. Being an effective member of these teams obviously requires strong analytical skills and, sometimes more importantly, strong interpersonal skills to communicate the statistical methodology and be a team player. Additionally, there may be unique opportunities to identify leadership roles in the context of collaborating on interdisciplinary research teams. These may be research based (e.g., statistical leadership for an analytical core for a large center or for a DCC for a multisite clinical trial) or training focused (e.g., serving as PI for an institutional training grant). We will discuss key elements for effectively enhancing interdisciplinary experiences by discussing both the statistical and nonstatistical elements of these interactions. In addition, we will discuss key elements of successful leadership, including how to address common challenges that arise from being part of an interdisciplinary research team.

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