The Biostatistics Section of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (New Bolton Center) has three focuses: 1) the application of mathematical modeling to the analysis and interpretation of biomedical and agricultural data, 2) the application of statistics to the design and investigation of clinical trials, and field experiments, and 3) the development of new computer methods for the management, processing and analysis of biomedical data, and for the instruction of students (particularly veterinary students) in clinical methods, epidemiological techniques, and disease pathologies.
At the heart of the efforts of members of this section is salvaging the knowledge derived from, often animal intensive, investigations and re-purposing, or re-packaging, it into environments that make it available for investigators from diverse areas to build upon. In this way veterinary students, agricultural producers and biomedical investigators can apply the knowledge confident that the application environment protects them against mis-application.
Burke Megan J, Soma Lawrence R, Boston Raymond C, Rudy Jeffery A, Schaer Thomas P Evaluation of the analgesic and pharmacokinetic properties of transdermally administered fentanyl in goats. Journal of veterinary emergency and critical care (San Antonio, Tex. : 2001) 27: 539-547, 2017.Davison J A, Lumsden J M, Boston R C, Ahern B J Overground endoscopy in 311 Thoroughbred racehorses: findings and correlation to resting laryngeal function. Australian veterinary journal 95: 338-342, 2017.Salin S, Vanhatalo A, Elo K, Taponen J, Boston R C, Kokkonen T Effects of dietary energy allowance and decline in dry matter intake during the dry period on responses to glucose and insulin in transition dairy cows. Journal of dairy science 100: 5266-5280, 2017.Stefanovski Darko, Tang George, Wawrowsky Kolja, Boston Raymond C, Lambrecht Nils, Tajbakhsh Jian Prostate cancer diagnosis using epigenetic biomarkers, 3D high-content imaging and probabilistic cell-by-cell classifiers. Oncotarget 8: 57278-57301, 2017.Ahern Benjamin J, Van Eps Andrew W, Boston Raymond C, Franklin Samantha H In vitro comparison of 3 techniques of prosthesis attachment to the muscular process of the equine arytenoid cartilage. Veterinary surgery : VS 46: 700-704, 2017.Boyle Ashley G, Smith Meagan A, Boston Raymond C, Stefanovski Darko A case-control study developing a model for predicting risk factors for high SeM-specific antibody titers after natural outbreaks of Streptococcus equi subsp equi infection in horses. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 250: 1432-1439, 2017.Bauquier Sebastien H, McLean Karen J, Jiang Jonathan L, Boston Ray C, Lai Alan, Yue Zhilian, Moulton Simon E, Halliday Amy J, Wallace Gordon, Cook Mark J Evaluation of the Biocompatibility of Polypyrrole Implanted Subdurally in GAERS. Macromolecular bioscience 17: , 2017.Karoly, Philippa J; Nurse, Ewan S; Freestone, Dean R; Ung, Hoameng; Cook, Mark J; Boston, Ray. Bursts of seizures in long-term recordings of human focal epilepsy. Epilepsia
58: 363-372, 2017.Seneviratne, U, Boston, RC, Cook, M, D'Souza, W EEG correlates of seizure freedom in genetic generalized epilepsies Neurology-Clinical Practice 7: 35-44, 2017.Fink Owen T, Boston Raymond C, Wu Tracy, Brown Dorothy Cimino, Runge Jeffrey J The learning curve for veterinary surgery residents performing hemilaminectomy surgeries in dogs. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 250: 215-221, 2017.
B.Sc. (Physics IV) University of Melbourne, 1964M.Sc (Physiology) University of Melbourne, 1966Ph.D. (Physics) University of Melbourne, 1970