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The Biostatistics & Bioinformatics Core Facility provides support only for cancer-related projects. Services are divided into billable and non-billable activities. Cancer Center members receive free support for all non-billable activities, and 20 hours per year per investigator for billable activities on cancer-related projects. Non-members receive free support for non-billable activities, but need to pay for all billable activities. Cancer center investigators at the Taussig Cancer Institute who receive support only from Taussig Cancer Institute personnel will not be billed because institutional support is provided.

Nonbillable activities include time spent on proposal, grant or protocol development, work supporting cancer center pilot studies, and work on studies where funding is provided for the member of the core either as a flat fee or percent FTE on a grant. Time spent by core members in educational, teaching, and protocol review and monitoring and other administrative activities is not charged.

Billable activities include all other services spent on programming, data processing, and data analysis not otherwise funded.


  • Bioinformatics personnel: $100/hour
  • PhD Biostatistician/Bioinformatician: $100/hour
  • MS Biostatistician: $75/hour

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Mark D. Schluchter, PhD
Professor, Epidemiology & Biostatistics 


Jill S. Barnholtz-Sloan, PhD
Associate Professor, General Medical Sciences (Oncology) 


Paul J. Elson, ScD
Associate Staff, Quantitative Health Sciences