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Messages from the Executive Vice President

January 27, 2011

Director of Biostatistics Center

The Connecticut Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (CICATS) and I would like to welcome James Grady, Dr.P.H., as the newly hired Director of the Biostatistics Center, and tenured Professor in the Department of Community Medicine. Dr. Grady served as a biostatistician for the General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX for over fifteen years. Dr. Grady has been involved in clinical and translational research as the lead statistician on numerous NIH funded grants, and has served as the first president of the Association of Clinical and Translational Statisticians.

Dr. Grady will lead the further development of the CICATS Biostatistics Center that has as its primary mission the fostering of collaborative research. The Biostatistics Center faculty members are available for consultations regarding grant development and for research collaborations. CICATS statisticians are available for consultations for extramural grant applications free of charge. Statistical analysis services of existing data sets are available on a fee-for-service basis.

To learn more about the Biostatistics Center, please visit the CICATS website at To set up an appointment with Dr. Grady or a CICATS statistician, please contact Ms. Katherine Donnald at 860-679-3076 or at

Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President for Health Affairs
Dean, UConn School of Medicine