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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

History of the Biostatistics Center

Founded in 1981 under Bascom Palmer’s original chairman Dr. Edward Norton, the BSC has been a national leader in analyzing data and interpreting results from National Eye Institute (NEI)-sponsored multi-center clinical trials, clinical outcomes research, and laboratory studies.

Early on, infrastructure funding through the NEI P30 and R21 grant mechanisms provided the impetus for development of a number of NEI-funded clinical projects.

Please click the links for a list of past and current clinical studies sponsored by the NEI. The unit also has, and continues to provide key expertise for industry-sponsored research.

History of Biostatistics Center support through the NEI P30 core center grant and R21 mechanisms

Grant # Years Principal Investigator
P30 EY002180 1978 – 1983 Douglas R. Anderson, M.D.
P30 EY002180 1984 – 1988 Paul F. Palmberg, M.D., Ph.D.
P30 EY002180 1989 – 1993 Paul F. Palmberg, M.D., Ph.D. (yrs 10-13)
Robert W. Knighton, Ph.D. (yrs 14-15)
R21 EY010900 1994 – 2000 Douglas R. Anderson, M.D.
P30 EY014801 2009 – Present Vittorio Porciatti, D.Sc.