Online Program

Thursday, February 21
SC4 Effective Presentations for Statisticians Thu, Feb 21, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Napoleon D3

About the Instructors (302624)

Jeanine Buchanich is a Research Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH). In 2009, she designed and implemented the course ‘Scientific Communication Skills’ aimed at teaching PhD and MS level biostatisticians how to communicate within and outside of their fields. Since its inception, she has instructed more than 50 graduate students and several of her students have won presentation awards at the school, university, and regional levels. She also serves as Principal Investigator on a case ascertainment study of polycythemia vera being conducted in conjunction with PA Department of Health, and as PI on a study of community health in Appalachian mining communities. She has extensive experience with mortality and cancer incidence data, and is extremely familiar with manipulating large datasets, including for mapping and geographic analyses.

Dr. Starbuck retired in 2008 after 32 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He ended his career as the Assistant Vice President of Clinical Development, Special Projects at Wyeth Research in Collegeville, PA. His responsibilities while at Wyeth also included heading the biostatistics, clinical programming, clinical data management, and field monitoring functions. Dr. Starbuck previously headed the clinical data management, biostatistics, and medical writing functions at Warner Lambert/Parke Davis in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the clinical statistics group at Burroughs Wellcome in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Dr. Starbuck is an active member of the American Statistical Association, an ASA Fellow, and recipient of the ASA Founders Award. He is also treasurer of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, an organization promoting partnering of Academe and Industry in the USA, and co-chairs its Finance Committee.