The Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) Biostatistics Computing Club serves as a forum for academic research staff and faculty to learn new computational skills, specifically regarding Biostatistical analyses. The goals of the club are: to bridge the skills gap that exists amongst researchers siloed in their own lines of work, to foster cross-institutional collaboration, and to help members grow personally and professionally with the computational skills they wish to master.
The club was founded in 2018 by Jihui Lee and Elizabeth Mauer. Jihui, a recent Columbia graduate, enjoyed Columbia Biostatistics Computing Club as a graduate student and was inspired to create a club for staff in the Department of Healthcare Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medicine. The club is hosted by the Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Healthcare Policy & Research along with the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) Core, Clinical and Translational Science Center.