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The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics wi ...
 
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Interview with David Hand In this episode we focus on how you can grow in your effectiveness as scientists and leaders. With that in mind, we like to dive into this concept of Dark Data and how, where, when, why this impacts decision making in the pharmaceutical industry. How dark data is an issue in the area of healthcare, particularly pharmaceuti…
 
Interview with Irene de la Torre Arenas We talk about the following interesting points: Who is your audience? Will they understand it? Is it accessible e.g to color blind people? What is your message? Use charts Curating information Include aggregated data Use a specific person as an example Data transparency to build trust Engaging data visualizat…
 
Today, I'll be sharing with you my learnings on how to ask for more money or for a promotion. Here are some important points: DO's Know the process Understand your market value Know your unique contribution Overdeliver expectations and add value Observe what others do that you can't do - fill in the gaps Right timing DONT's Never bring in your pers…
 
Strategy is a buzz word that is all around. Everybody talks about it but I didn't know what it is for a very long time. I recently read a nice book about this and in this episode, you'll gain knowledge about what I have learned from this book. What is a strategy? Diagnosis of the problem “What is going on here?” Strategic pillars - guiding policy T…
 
In this episode, Benjamin and I share about how we did it our way and discuss the following points: What makes it very special? Great experts to work with Exposure to senior management Intense work experience Secret project - not even allowed to tell where you go to How did it work for me? Deep dive into the data Meeting with the other company Inte…
 
Join Sam and I while we discuss our experience and tips we have learned from other statisticians. You will also learn about 7 Tips to Help You Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking. Start Small Prepare Thoroughly Don't Just Memorize the Words Avoid Common Bullets Reduce Stress Find a Friend to Focus On Engage the Audience Reference articles from Sa…
 
Today, Sam and I talk about the 5 steps to teaching stats and other types of content which are the following: 5 Steps to teaching statistics well: The hook Tell a story Teaching points Summarise Call to action Reference: Stu McLaren Listen to this episode and share this with your friends and colleagues!…
 
Interview with Lucy Setian Join Lucy and I while we discuss more of the following points: What is Manatee Mentor? Who is in your target audience? How do people find their mentees or mentors? What happens if you think your partner is not right for you? How do you interact with each other? How does it work with trading the time investment? How will t…
 
Interview with Loris Marini Listen while Loris, a man who views data through a human lens, and I talk about the following points: What do you understand by Data Management Programs? What is their value? What does it take for them to be implemented? Where do organizations fail? Reference: The Data Project - A conversational podcast to address the no…
 
Interview with Irene de la Torre Arenas Listen while we discuss the following points: Connection between paper world and digital world What is possible in the digital world Additional data Background information Exploration of data (interactivity) Augmented reality (show psoriasis on your skin) Animated charts Scrolly-telling Capture information ab…
 
Interview with Shanthi Sethuraman Join us while we discuss the following points: What was her motivation for hiring people How did she broaden her scope of work for the company How did she face resistance from people under her Why did she move from one position to another How to lead a team effectively…
 
Interview with Kaspar Rufibach and Jan Beyersmann Join us while we dive deep into the following points: How do you solve the problem about varying follow-up times? What’s so special about the setup of the SAVVY collaboration? Where can people learn more about SAVVY? References: Stegherr et al (2021) Biom J https://doi.org/10.1002/bimj.201900347 Pre…
 
In this episode, Sam and I talk about the advantages of spending time in the non-clinical areas and other important points: Work on tremendous amount of variety with you can do with non-clinical statistics. Ability to have influence in the organization Be able to build a larger network and improve soft skills Have the love for engineering and physi…
 
Interview with Thomas Neitmann Join us while we discuss about the following points: Our first experience with R versus SAS How long someone completely new learn R versus SAS? How easy is R versus SAS when managing day-to-day basis tasks? How R versus SAS community and events help? How do updates work with R versus SAS? How easy is it to submit stud…
 
Interview with Irene de la Torre Arenas Join us while Irene and I talk about how animations and movements can create a lot of advantages such as the following: Portray data directly through motion (what Irene defines as ‘data as motion’). This is an example of it. Interpolate through data values (‘motion as an interpolation of data values’). Gapmin…
 
Listen to this episode while we also I discuss this interesting book entitled Ich arbeite in einem Irrenhaus or I work in a mad house (in English) which can help us be happier at work. From feelings to understanding: Verbalize your feelings. What is stupid or bad about your company? Go into the details and don’t stop with generic statements. From n…
 
Join Sam and I while we discuss the processes of determining the right control strategy for a manufacturing process: How to determine the control strategy for the manufacturing process? How to demonstrate the characteristics of control strategy? What is the process flow that works? How a complex system work? How to understand and optimize control s…
 
Book review with Stuart McGuire Join us while we talk about this practical guide which has ten effective principles—counterintuitive tactics and strategies—you too can use to become more persuasive in both your professional and personal life: How to become the smartest person in any room How to quickly establish rapport How to create trust with tac…
 
Leadership is multidimensional. It depends on lots of different skills like communication, being a good team player, building trust and relationship, negotiating conflicts, and more. The kind of leadership that I am talking about is not supervising other people or the administrative type of leadership, but it's a type of cross functional influencin…
 
Interview with Sam Gardner Statisticians support more than just clinical trials in R&D. Some non-clinical areas where statisticians contribute to drug development include: Discovery High throughout screening of drug candidates Genomics Early Phase Safety studies (animals) Animal models for efficacy In-vitro Analytical methods to predict in-vivo per…
 
Interview with Sam Gardner What is non-clinical pharmaceutical statistics? Join us while I talk about this topic with Sam and dive deeper into these points: Non-clinical statistics is the application of statistics in pharmaceutical R&D and manufacturing and that is not directly related to planning and analyzing clinical trials. There are numerous s…
 
Interview with Steve Mallett and Bodo Kirsch The Wonderful Wednesday Webinar series was introduced in an earlier episode. In this episode we dive deep into what has happened over 1 year of the Wonderful Wednesday Webinars. This great series on visual analytics helped us to learn how we can use visualizations of data in our development process and b…
 
Interview with Sam Gardner Let's welcome Sam Gardner as our new co-host for our podcast show! In his first episode as a co-host, we spend some time getting to know more about him while he answers the questions below: How did he learn about this podcast and get connected to it? Why is he on the podcast & what are his plans for future collaboration? …
 
Interview with Dooti Roy Join Dooti and I while we discuss the surprising opportunities of smartphone apps in clinical studies and discuss the following questions How do you see the role of smartphone apps in clinical studies developing? What additional features become possible with such applications? Where does this impact studies? How will this c…
 
Join us while we talk about the following points: Different styles of virtual conferences Just recorded sessions Interactive sessions Community events Get familiar with the software and the app if applicable Use the chat functionality intentionally Know the conference details Who’s attending Who’s there to talk to Any profile to set up? Make sure i…
 
Interview with Diana, Nick, and Rhys Listen to this episode while we dive deep into these advantages of joining this program: Transition from graduate to effective member of a clinical biostatistics team Depth technical training Training scheduling Fully fledged Statistician or Programmer and permanent employee Access to a broad range of additional…
 
Interview with Dooti and Qiqi Join us and learn more while we talk about the following points: Why have you started the BI Conn statistics academy? Who is the target audience for this academy? How has the academy evolved over time? What are your plans for 2021? Reference: Summer Academy website: https://events.stat.uconn.edu/BI-UConn/ Short video o…
 
Listen to this episode while I discuss the following important points: Believe in yourself Your experience Your education Your intent to move the project/the company forward Do you need to state these to build trust? What is the problem? Tell a story Evoke emotions Reference to the webinar about presentation skills What’s in it for your business pa…
 
Interview with Aiden Flynn from Exploristics He has invested an enormous amount of time to leverage simulations for understanding the designs of studies and development programs. In this episode, I discuss the following questions with him: Why is trial simulation necessary? What design features do you assess? How do you get a good stability in term…
 
Learn about our Leadership Program We designed this program for statisticians and data scientist to strengthen your leadership skills so you can maximize your impact at work even if you don’t have direct reports.The Effective Statistician Leadership Program, a modular program of self-learning parts and moderated small group discussions, helps all s…
 
Interview with Stuart McGuire Join us in this episode while we discuss these interesting points: Author Prof Steve Peters Psychiatrist working on performance and function of brains Helps business but also sports like FC Liverpool Chimp vs human How this compares to Kahneman: thinking fast and slow And then there is the computer and the goblins with…
 
Interview with David Kerr Join us while we discuss these questions with David and learn more about the following points: How did David get to this position as a biostatistician at a CRO? How is it made sure that information from the DMC stays within the DMC? What is David's most challenging and most exciting experience he had while working in a DMC…
 
This trade-off is universal: It has been shown that a model that is asymptotically unbiased must have unbounded variance” In this episode, we dive into 3 examples for it: Subgroup analyses Cluster analysis Regression analysis Reference: Wikipedia - Variance trade offBy Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry
 
Interview with Jenny Devenport Join us while Jenny and I talk about these important reflections and answer the important following points: 1. Get comfortable with ambiguity. 2. Manage your energy. 3. Being right is not enough. 4. It’s about impact. 5. Academia or industry? Here's the link to the LinkedIn article, which we refer to in the episode ht…
 
Interview with Nancy Carpenter However, we know that there are thousands of ‘unsung heroes’ around the world, working in different capacities on different clinical trials to make the breakthrough. It has been a herculean collective effort. Of course, while this is a particularly high stakes situation, seeing an impact on patients’ lives motivates u…
 
Listen to this episode and learn about the 5 steps to present successfully to your upper management: Determine your goal Think about your audience Start with the conclusion Be simple but accurate Have the stats as backup and explain them in easy terms, focusing on the most important parts. Train yourself to become a great communicator. Listen to th…
 
Interview with Swarna Thus, I'm thrilled to talk with Swarna Khare about this topic. Swarna is a long-term listener of the effective statistician and today, it is a great opportunity for her to share with us the ways to think and act more strategic. We answer the following important points: The role of the branding of statistics and how it led Swar…
 
Interview with Paolo Eusebi Interestingly, the visualization of uncertainty - one of the primary forms we use to communicate it - is a rather unknown field. In this episode, I'm very excited to speak with Paolo Eusebi, who has done research in this field to answer the following questions: What can we learn from examples outside of medical research?…
 
Interview with Beth Manning So today, I'm glad I have a great colleague with me who is an expert on change management and has helped me a lot to drive changes within a big organization. Listen to this episode and learn the following points: Key steps one should consider when driving change Common problems people step into Skills to learn to become …
 
Interview with Nelson We also discuss about the following points: What is the role of industry organisations in sharing knowledge? What tools, platforms &/or other approaches can enhance knowledge sharing? Has anything surprised you about setting up your own consultancy? What is the future role of subscription-based publishing in journals? Referenc…
 
In this episode, let's dive in the 2 learnings I had: How marketing helps me in my job Communication skills Telling stories Listening to the needs Selling and influencing Change management How having personal and team vision helps me How to stay on track Goals and achievement through persistence Take others with you How expanding my team helped me …
 
Part 2 I'm reviewing the first page of the awesome Novartis cheat sheet on data visualization. Click here to get your download of the sheet! Given that this is especially helpful in a visual way, I have recorded this as a video. Have fun watching and please forward it to your colleagues. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQMCMAfBva8…
 
Part 1 I'm reviewing the first page of the awesome Novartis cheat sheet on data visualization. Click here to get your download of the sheet! Given that this is especially helpful in a visual way, I have recorded this as a video. Have fun watching and please forward it to your colleagues.By Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry
 
Interview with Björn Bornkamp and Kaspar Rufibach In this episode, I talk with 2 experts from Novartis and Roche. We cover the following questions: What is Principal Stratification? How would you describe principal stratification to a non-statistician? Where do you see the benefits of this estimand compared to the other typical strategies? Which cr…
 
Interview with Yves Schymura As part of his master thesis, he worked on an idea; I had sketched out a couple of years ago but never had the time to fully think through. I wanted to explore how we could utilize existing study data to inform the benefit-risk assessment of different therapies. In this episode, you will learn a new concept which also i…
 
Interview with Nicholas Lowthorpe Join us in today's episode as we are talking about the following points: LyricAnswerQuestion"Cherry lips, crystal skies I could show you incredible things."Taylor talks of her mastery of colour, as she alludes to the incredible insights she can display through just a splash of red against a crystal-clear background…
 
Interview with Victoria Gamerman In this episode, Victoria and I talk about the following points: What is design thinking? Why is it important? What are the different aspects of design thinking? What are the examples for application of design thinking within data science and statistics? Reference: Design Thinking Comes of Age…
 
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