ASDa staff and recent MSc graduate Jeff Bone developed and executed the detailed statistical analysis plan for a recently reported study about the controversial "liberation therapy", finding no significant impact of the therapy. This work adds to the many ways Statistics Department members have contributed to medical research into this debilitating disease. Indeed, in 2014, Professor John Petkau received the Statistical Society of Canada's Impact Award, largely for such work. To read more about this study, please see http://news.ubc.ca/2017/03/08/controversial-liberation-therapy-fails-to-treat-multiple-sclerosis-study/.
April 6, 2017