Discuss the Future of Biostatistics

Future of Biostatistics There is constant change in the area of clinical research. Expansions into personalized medicine, wellness software applications, and individualized solutions are changing how medicine is practiced. Current technological changes are providing new sources of medical information, increasing the volume of data available, and requiring clinical researchers to explore new ways to extract information and knowledge from the data. This, in turn, changes the way biostatical tools are used since biostatistics is, to a very real degree, the language of clinical research. To prepare for this Discussion, search for a recent (within 3 years) article or credible blog on the future of biostatistics in clinical research. Some areas to explore could include adaptive trial design, personalized medicine, big data, or use of real-world evidence. By Day 4, post a comprehensive response that: Summarizes the change in clinical research that your article highlights. [Be sure to include an APA formatted reference and link to your source.] Identifies the potential impact on biostatistics (i.e. tools being used / analysis techniques). What statistical tools / analysis techniques do clinical research professionals need to stay aware of? How could changes in analysis change how clinical research is accomplished? Highlight something that you have learned in this biostatistics class that ties to your article and will help you support effective clinical research. Read a selection of your colleagues’ postings. By Day 6, respond to at least one of your colleagues’ postings in one or more of the following ways: Ask a probing question. Expand on the colleague’s posting with additional insight and resources. Offer polite disagreement or critique, supported with evidence. In addition, you may also respond as follows: Offer and support an opinion. Validate an idea with your own experience. Make a suggestion or comment that guides or facilitates the discussion. Return to this Discussion in a few days to read the responses to your initial posting.