Meet the candidate for Center for Research Design and Analysis director, March 29

3/22/2007 | By: Staff Report  |

Faculty and Staff:

You are invited to attend the seminar presentation of Dr. Bryan Williams, candidate for the director of the Center for Research Design and Analysis, on Thursday, March 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Jot Travis Student Union Alumni Room.

Formerly the Center for Research Design and Statistical Methods, the Center for Research Design and Analysis is the umbrella structure for two arms of the center: the Statistical Consulting Service Unit (or "StatLab") and the Senator Alan Bible Center for Applied Research.

These two operations have been merged together to serve as a state-wide research support program for faculty and students at the University and throughout the Nevada System of Higher Education, as well as for state of Nevada agencies and businesses. The center is housed directly under the Office of Vice President for Research.

Dr. Williams earned his doctorate in public health from Penn State and a master's degree in public and community health from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

He is currently at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center serving as an associate professor and director of the Pediatric Environmental Assessment Laboratory. Prior to that he was an associate professor within the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the College of Public Health, University of Arizona, and director of the Environmental Behavior and Risk Survey Research Laboratory.

Please join us to meet Dr. Williams and learn about his vision for the center. Sincerely, Jamie Benedict Jamie Benedict, associate professor of nutrition, is the search committee chair. She can be reached at (775) 784-6445 or Melanie Robbins, editor of Our Workplace, can be reached at


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