Nationally-recognized clinical trials Biostatistician to speak at MCW
March 27, 2013 College News - David L. DeMets, PhD, a renowned biostatistician in the area of clinical trials, will present a seminar entitled, Challenges in Clinical Trials; Some Old and Some New, at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Tuesday, April 2, at 3:30 p.m. The seminar will be held in the Medical Education Building- room M2050. The event is free and open to MCW faculty, staff and students as well as the public.
Dr. DeMets is currently the Max Halperin Professor of Biostatistics and former Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research interests include the design, data monitoring and analysis of clinical trials, especially large Phase III randomized clinical trials. He is well known for his work on sequential statistical methods for monitoring interim data for early evidence of intervention benefit or possible harm.
Dr. DeMets has co-authored four texts, Fundamentals of Clinical Trials, Data Monitoring in Clinical Trials: A Case Studies Approach, Data Monitoring Committees in Clinical Trials: A Practical Perspective, and Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials. He has served on numerous NIH and industry-sponsored Data Safety and Monitoring Committees for clinical trials in diverse disciplines. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Statistical Association, as well as having been President of the Society for Clinical Trials and President of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the Biometric Society. In addition he was Elected Fellow of the International Statistics Institute in 1984, the American Statistical Association in 1986, the Association for the Advancement of Science in 1998, the Society for Clinical Trials in 2006 and the American Medical Informatics Association in 2008.
Refreshments will be served in room H2030 from 3 -3:30 p.m. before the start of seminar. For questions about the event, please contact Haley Montsma in the Division of Biostatistics, firstname.lastname@example.org or 955-7439. Information is also available on the Biostatistics event flyer. (PDF)