Title: Clinical Trials in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities
Speaker : Professor Susan S. Ellenberg, UPenn
Moderator: Alfred H. Balch
Dr. Scott Evans is a tenured Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Director of the George Washington Biostatistics Center. Professor Evans interests include the design, monitoring, analyses, and reporting of and education in clinical trials and diagnostic studies. He is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and three textbooks on clinical trials including Fundamentals for New Clinical Trialists. He is the Director of the Statistical and Data Management Center (SDMC) for the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group (ARLG), a collaborative clinical research network that prioritizes, designs, and executes clinical research to reduce the public health threat of antibacterial resistance. Professor Evans is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) and is a former member of the Board for the Mu Sigma Rho (the National Honorary Society for Statistics). He is a member of an FDA Advisory Committee, the Steering Committee of the Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI), and serves as the Chair of the Trial of the Year Committee of the SCT. Professor Evans is the Editor-in-Chief of CHANCE and Statistical Communications in Infectious Diseases (SCID), and the Co-Editor of a Special Section of Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) entitled Innovations in Design, Education, and Analysis (IDEA). Professor Evans has served on numerous DSMBs for government and industry-sponsored clinical trials including as Chair of the DSMBs for the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN). Dr. Evans is a recipient of the Mosteller Statistician of the Year Award, the Robert Zackin Distinguished Collaborative Statistician Award, and is a Fellow of the ASA and the SCT. Dr. Evans has taught clinical trials more than a dozen times, and has taught short courses on topics in clinical trials at JSM, SCT, the FDA, the Deming Conference, the FDA-Industry Statistics Workshop, and the Graybill Conference.