Mission and Vision

Founded in 1972, the Biostatistics Center (BSC) at the Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) of the George Washington University (GWU), has a 46 year history of leadership in practice-changing clinical trials and biostatistical methodology research. Research studies conducted by the BSC have been: recognized in reports to the United States President and Congress, cited in reports by the United States White House, cited in Time Magazine’s The Year in Medicine, named the #1 advance in medicine by the Harvard Health Letter, received the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) “Trial of the Year” Award, cited in the Clinical Research Forum’s Top Ten Awards, received the Norman F Gant Award for best research in maternal medicine, featured in People magazine, and resulted in more than 60 publications in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The Biostatistics Center has a staff of approximately 120 with more than 40 biostatisticians/epidemiologists that includes more Fellows of the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) than any other institution.

The Biostatistics Center Vision

  • To improve public health and clinical practice by conducting transformative scientific research.

The Biostatistics Center Mission

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the execution of clinical trials, observational studies, and diagnostic studies;
  • Foster biostatistical science by developing and implementing innovative approaches for the design, conduct, analysis, and reporting of clinical research studies; and
  • Provide training and education relevant to clinical trials and other clinical research.