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.
Linares Oscar A, Tod Michel, Daly Annemarie L, Boston Raymond C Feasibility and Utility of the Individualized Hydrocodone Therapy Based on Phenotype, Pharmacogenetics, and Pharmacokinetic Dosing. The Clinical journal of pain 32: 1106-1107, 2016.Seneviratne Udaya, Boston Ray C, Cook Mark, D'Souza Wendyl Temporal patterns of epileptiform discharges in genetic generalized epilepsies. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B 64: 18-25, 2016.Shorten P R, Pleasants A B, Buckels E J, Jaquiery A L, Boston R C, Alsweiler J M Determining insulin sensitivity from glucose tolerance tests in sheep. Journal of animal science 94: 3711-3721, 2016.Chameroy, Kelly A.; Frank, Nicholas; Elliott, Sarah B.; Boston, Raymond C. Comparison of Plasma Active Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Concentrations in Normal Horses and Those With Equine Metabolic Syndrome and in Horses Placed on a High-Grain Diet
Journal of Equine Veterinary Science 40: 16-25, 2016.Salz R O, Ahern B J, Boston R, Begg L M Association of tracheal mucus or blood and airway neutrophilia with racing performance in Thoroughbred horses in an Australian racing yard. Australian veterinary journal 94: 96-100, 2016.Linares Oscar A, Tod Michel, Daly Annemarie L, Boston Raymond C Response: Is It Truly the Answer? Personalized Oxycodone Dosing Based on Pharmacogenetic Testing and Corresponding Pharmacokinetics. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) : , 2016.Boyle A G, Rankin S C, Duffee L, Boston R C, Wheeler-Aceto H Streptococcus equi Detection Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Equine Nasopharyngeal and Guttural Pouch Wash Samples. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 30: 276-81, 2016.Stewart Suzanne, Richardson Dean, Boston Ray, Schaer Thomas P Risk Factors Associated With Survival to Hospital Discharge of 54 Horses With Fractures of the Radius. Veterinary surgery : VS 44: 1036-41, 2015.Bauquier J R, Boston R C, Sweeney R W, Wilkins P A, Nolen-Walston R D Plasma Peak and Trough Gentamicin Concentrations in Hospitalized Horses Receiving Intravenously Administered Gentamicin. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 29: 1660-6, 2015.Tomlinson J E, Taberner E, Boston R C, Owens S D, Nolen-Walston R D Survival Time of Cross-Match Incompatible Red Blood Cells in Adult Horses. Journal of veterinary internal medicine / American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine 29: 1683-8, 2015.