Seminar Series: Neil Klar, PhD

Neil Klar

Date: Friday, September 27
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: K203 (Third floor of the Kresge Building)

Writing Rules: Guidelines on Writing Clearly, Concisely and Ethically

Neil Klar, PhD
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Western University

Short Bio:
Neil Klar received his BSc in Environmental Biology and MSc in Epidemiology from McGill University, MMath in Statistics from the University of Waterloo and PhD, in Biostatistics, from the University of Western Ontario.

His PhD was completed under the supervision of Dr. Allan Donner who also supervised his postdoctoral studies both focused on methods for the design and analysis of cluster randomization trials. In 1996 Neil moved to the Department of Biostatistics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard School of Public Health as an Assistant Professor. Upon returning to Canada in 2000 he worked for Cancer Care Ontario accepting an appointment at the University of Toronto Division of Biostatistics in the then Department of Public Health Sciences.  Neil was promoted to Associate Professor while in Toronto and then returned to Western's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as an Associate Professor with tenure in 2005.

He continues his cluster randomization work and collaborates with graduate students and colleagues. Much of his (still limited) skill in writing comes from the excellent training received at Western from Dr. Donner with whom he had the privilege of collaborating on a cluster randomization text available at Amazon.

Some of these writing tips will be shared in today's seminar.

Coffee and tea will be provided, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

To reduce waste, guests are encouraged to bring a reusable mug or cup to the seminar. All are welcome. View the complete Seminar Series Listing.