Statistics is a science that quantifies and studies uncertainty. Its theme is to make inferences about a study population using data in a sample from that population. Biostatistics encompasses the development of statistical theory and methods, and their application to a wide range of problems in biomedicine from laboratory investigations, clinical trials to population/epidemiological studies. The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics has an excellent record in both biostatistics methodological research and collaborative research in biomedicine and biostatistics education and training.
The Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics was re-organized with the merger of the original Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and the Biostatistics Division of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center in 2009 with support from the Dean’s Office, the Department, and the Cancer Center. Its mission is to excel in biostatistics education/training, methodological and collaborative biomedical research throughout the Medical Center and the University.