Tag Archives: Professional details

PMean: By the skin of my teeth

I have to brag a bit. I’m working part-time at Kansas University Medical Center (along with a couple other part-time jobs) and my boss asked me two weeks ago if I was interested in writing a paper on the data analyses I had been working on. It would be submitted to the AMIA 2017 Joint Summit on Translational Research and I’d be the first author. Continue reading

Recommended: PLOS ONE 2015 Reviewer Thank You

I reviewed a paper for PLOS One in 2014 and got a nice acknowledgment, but I also reviewed a paper for the same journal in 2015. Here’s the acknowledgment for that contribution. They’re still having a bit of trouble with alphabetization (Steve Simon should be the last “Simon” on the list, but it’s not). Still, it’s nice to have a public record of my small contribution. Continue reading

PMean: Information about the Great Plains Collaborative Breast Cancer Study

I’m starting a new project as an independent consultant. Normally, I talk very little on my blog about specific projects that I work for, but this work is for a group, the Great Plains Collaborative (GPC) that is open about almost every aspect of the work they do. That’s music to my ears. Anyway, the GPC is involved with several projects and one of the ones I might do some of my work on is the Great Plains Collaborative Breast Cancer Study. Here is some information about this study, culled from sources available to anyone on the Internet. Continue reading

PMean: My research interests

I got an email from someone at UMKC with the title, Director of Undergraduate Research. She was

“looking through the abstract booklet from the Faculty Research Symposium sponsored by Lawrence Dreyfus’s office at the end of last semester, and I was really intrigued by your presentation on the likelihood ration slide rule. That’s just the kind of innovative work that undergraduate students would like to be involved with, and you would be an awesome mentor for undergraduate researchers.”

Flattery always works with me, so I took her suggestion of setting a faculty profile that undergraduate students at UMKC could review. Here’s what I put on that profile. Continue reading

PMean: A book review of my first book

I wrote a book about nine years ago and interest in it has largely died down. Perhaps I should write a second edition. Anyway, I ran across a book review that I had not seen before. It was published in 2006, but I never noticed it until now. Sarah Boslaugh wrote the review and it got published in MAA Reviews (MAA stands for Mathematical Association of America). It says some nice things like my approach was “fresh.” Dr. Bosluagh also likes my web site, according to the review. Continue reading