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Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Department

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The mission of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics (Bio2) is to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer through the support of collaborative research projects needing expertise in the areas of biostatistics, statistical genomics, bioinformatics, informatics and biomedical data management. The activities of the faculty primarily fall into three broad categories: long-term collaborative projects, short-term research projects, and research on new statistical and bioinformatics analytical methods. Research activities include consultation and collaboration with scientists across the basic, population and clinical sciences engaged in the planning, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of data and information. In addition to providing research collaboration, members of the department are active in various institutional initiatives surrounding data acquisition and management.

The department also provides educational programs for research and clinical faculty, postdocs and students. Many of the department faculty members are also involved in the Cancer Center’s Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR). The department is a key component in Moffitt Cancer Center’s goal to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.