Biostatistics at Work in the Real World

Congratulations are in order for both Jennifer Thompson (Biostatistician IV) and Rameela Chandrasekhar (Assistant Professor) who were both authors on a paper that was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine based on work with the Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction and Survivorship (CIBS) Center.  Jennifer and Rameela were the biostatistics team on this study, working on study design, analysis development and execution, and reproducibility. This major study, alongside related research, shows no evidence of benefit (or major harm) from two antipsychotics for treating delirium in ICU patients, and will hopefully lead to less use of these powerful drugs in ICU practice.

Here's a link to the paper:

The group posted their code, full analysis report, and SAP on the Open Science Framework ( and you can also find their work featured here on the National Public Radio, Inc. (NPR) site.  

Great work, Jennifer and Rameela!