President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Biostatistics Consulting Core

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Biostatistics Consulting Core

The Biostatistics Consulting Core (BCC), based in the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center, is a centralized resource for consultation and collaboration with the Clinical Services and the educational programs at Wills Eye. The BCC aims to ensure that the research conducted in the Vickie and Jack Farber Vision Research Center is sounds and of high quality and integrity. To achieve this goal, the BCC provides methodological and biostatistical consultation, collaboration, and support for research activities conducted at Wills Eye Hospital, while fostering education in research methodology and biostatistics with an emphasis on clinical and epidemiological research.

As a central core of support, the BCC’s services will include but are not limited to:

  • research design
  • study implementation
  • data management
  • data analysis
  • interpretation of results
  • report generation


Meet the Team:

Director: Qiang (Ed) Zhang, PhD
Biostatistician:  James Sharpe, MS



Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, Suite 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Inquiries: Please email