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NC TraCS Biostatistics Seminar Series

Join the NC TraCS Institute for this seminar series covering selected biostatistical topics – intended for clinical/translational researchers with basic quantitative training in biostatistical methods. See seminar topics, dates/times, and links to register below. Each seminar lasts approximately 1.5 hours (10:30 AM to 12:00 PM). For more information, contact the event administrator: Jennifer Scott

Parameter interpretation in generalized mixed regression models(October 7 at 10:30 a.m.) – REGISTRATION

Non-linear link functions cause some difficulty in interpreting parameters in generalized mixed regression models. In this seminar, the presenter will cover the interpretation of both regression coefficients and variance components in generalized mixed regression models. Additionally, the seminar will explain why regression coefficients for within- and between-cluster covariates have different interpretations. Interpretation of variance components, within and between, will be covered. While the focus will be on logistic and log-linear models, the ideas covered in this seminar also apply to other link functions.

Basic Steps in Questionnaire Development (November 4 at 10:30 a.m.) – REGISTRATION

This seminar provides a discussion on the basic steps in the Devellis questionnaire development process. Topics covered include defining your construct(s) of interest, evaluation of existing scales, prior scale adaptation, item pool generation, scale format, and testing paradigms.

Choosing the right graphs and tables for your data (December 2 at 10:30 a.m.) – REGISTRATION

How do you know the right way to plot your data? This seminar will cover principles you can use to understand ways of presenting data and decide what’s best for your situation.

Design and Management of Cancer Clinical Trials Course

Cancer center trainees are invited to participate in the 4th Annual Sylvester Design and Management of Cancer Clinical Trials Course. Developed for Sylvester K12 Calabresi Program scholars and modeled after the AACR-ASCO Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, this course teaches basic research concepts and principles that underlie the design and day-to-day conduct of cancer clinical trials.

The course is free and will be conducted completely online for six consecutive Fridays, from September 16 through October 21. Lectures and panel discussions will take place from 8- 11 a.m. ET. To register, and for detailed agenda and speaker information, visit the course website. Register once and participate each week as interest and availability allow.

View schedule for the Design and Management of Cancer Clinical Trials Course.

Contact Vaughn Edelson at with any questions.

One UNC Clinical Research Town Hall

Please join the Research Integration Team for an interactive conversation about the One UNC Clinical Research Initiative between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, School of Medicine and UNC Health. All UNC research professional teammates are encouraged to attend.

Andy Johns, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, and Shakira Henderson, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research, Vice President Research Officer, and Clinical Research Integration Officer, will host this discussion of collaborative efforts between the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UNC School of Medicine, and UNC Health for the One UNC Clinical Research Initiative.

For more information: Research Town Hall flyer
: September 14, 2022 from 2 – 3 p.m.
Location: Virtual – please register to attend 

UNC-Chapel Hill Core Facilities Showcase Fair

Come talk with our core directors and discuss how collaborating with a core facility can enhance your research! UNC cores consolidate technical expertise and expensive technologies in specialized laboratories. Customers pay usage-level fees to access their services. From animal models to biochemistry to research support to imaging facilities, to clinical trials to genomics there is a core out there ready to help you.

For more information: Core Facility Showcase Fair website
: October 11, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location: Koury Oral Health Sciences Building, 1st Floor Lobby, 385 S. Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Lineberger Science Writing Support – Drop-In Hours

Dr. Mary Lee MacKichan, part-time science writer/reviewer for UNC Lineberger, will be hosting in-person drop-in hours to provide support for scientific writing and extramural grant review.

Use this link to book appointments in-person during Dr. MacKichan’s drop-in hours or schedule a one-on-one help session (30-60 mins) via Zoom with Dr. MacKichan.

If you have any questions, please contact

Continuing Education

For Faculty and Trainees

Grant Writing Resources

ASCO webinar series on grant writing. Webinar recordings will be added to the list below as they are made available.