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David L. DeMets Lecture: Data-Driven Monitoring of Clinical Trials in the COVID-19 Era

November 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

2022 DeMets Lectures

The Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics will host the DeMets Lectures in Health and Quantitative Investigation in person November 3-4, 2022.


Dr. Michael Proschan, Mathematical Statistician, Biostatistics Research Branch, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Dates, Times, and Locations:

November 3: General Lecture: Subgroup Mortality Results for Remdesivir in COVID-19: Real or the Play of Chance?
3:30-4:45 PM – Health Sciences Learning Center, Room 1335. Reception to follow.

November 4: Research Lecture: Data-Driven Monitoring of Clinical Trials in the COVID-19 Era
Noon-1:00 PM – Biotechnology Center Auditorium

Speaker Bio:

Michael Proschan has been a Mathematical Statistician in the Biostatistics Research Branch at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since January of 2006. Prior to coming to NIAID, he spent 16 years at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, where he worked on many large clinical trials. His research interests include monitoring and adaptive methods in clinical trials, and he co-authored the book: Statistical Monitoring of Clinical Trials: A Unified Approach, with Gordon Lan and Janet Wittes (Springer, 2006). His work in adaptive clinical trials includes the use of permutation/re-randomization tests to analyze the results of adaptive trials, and some of this work is included in his most recent book, co-authored with Pamela Shaw: Essentials of Probability Theory for Statisticians (CRC Press, 2016).

Dr. Proschan received his Ph.D. in Statistics from Florida State University in 1989, M.S. in Statistics from Stanford University in 1982, and B.S. in Statistics and Mathematics (double major) from Florida State University in 1980. He is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has taught or been a teaching assistant for statistics and mathematics courses at (from most to least recent) George Washington University, Johns Hopkins University, The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Florida State University, Stanford University, Palm Beach Junior College, and Tallahassee Community College.


November 4
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Biotechnology Center Auditorium
425 Henry Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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