5th Annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science
Awarded to Charles E. McCulloch, PhD

Faculty Research Lecture 5th Translational Science Event Poster

The Academic Senate is pleased to announce the selection of Charles E. McCulloch, Ph.D., M.S. Professor and Head, Division of Biostatistics, and Vice Chair, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, School of Medicine, as the recipient of the fifth annual Faculty Research Lecture in Translational Science.  Lecture title is:  “small thoughts on Big Data.”The Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecture will be held in Byers Hall at the Mission Bay Campus on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 3:30 p.m.  The event will also be live simulcast for viewing from your office or computer either the day of the event—or upwards of a year afterwards. A link to the live simulcast will be available (and disseminated) the day before the event.

Lecture Title: small thoughts on Big Data
Date/Location: Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 3:30pm in Byers Hall at the Mission Bay Campus
Live Simulcast: http://lecture.ucsf.edu/ets/Play/1a28a125d98349808dc1c595ab182adc1d

An internationally recognized expert in the development and use of statistical methods for longitudinal data analysis, Professor McCulloch has had a career spanning more than thirty-five years during which he’s worked with researchers from a variety of disciplines and on a wide breadth of topics. These topics have included stroke, trachoma, brain malformations, breastfeeding, subarachnoid hemorrhage, chronic kidney disease, prostate cancer, cognitive decline, and heart sounds among others.

Charles E. McCulloch, PhD
    Charles McCulloch, PhD

Other broader topics have included: smoking in the movies, sizing of women’s clothing, effect of climate change on bird populations, and the lead statistician on the UCSF faculty salary equity review.

5th Faculty Research Lecture Translational ScienceNumerous supporters spoke to Professor McCulloch’s endless support and enthusiasm for biostatistics and its relevance within all avenues of research. His far-reaching contributions to statistical analysis have also been recognized by students. Dr. McCulloch teaches the five-lecture biostatistics sequence to the entire medical school student class.  He also teaches a repeated measures and longitudinal data component of the Advanced Training in Clinical Research (ATCR) and Masters in Clinical Research (MCR) programs.Dr. McCulloch received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Cornell University in 1980.  He joined the UCSF faculty in 2000 as a Professor of Biostatistics and Head of the Division of Biostatistics. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. He has also been Associate Editor of two of the primary biostatistical/ statistical journals: Biometrics (1997-2009), and Journal of the American Statistical Society (1996-2006).

He is Director of the UCSF biostatistics core on six funded program project grants, and is currently PI on a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) statistical methodology grant. He is also senior author of a well-reviewed biostatistical methods textbook for clinical researchers, now in its second edition with Springer.  He also guided a complete revision of the biostatistics curriculum at UCSF.

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