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Award Winners and Conference Announced

13 May 2010 No Comment

Congratulations to the winners of the Biopharmaceutical Section Best Contributed Papers and Posters from the 2009 JSM in Washington, DC. Paper winners were chosen based on presentation scores from audience attendees. Best contributed poster winners were chosen by a panel of judges. Congratulations to all winners for their outstanding presentations, as shown below.


1st Place

“Effects of Sources of Variability on Sample Sizes Required for RCTs, Applied to Trials of Lipid-Altering Therapies on Carotid Artery Intima-Media Thickness (cIMT),” by A. Lawrence Gould, Joerg Koglin, Ray Bain, Cathy-Anne Pinto, Yale B. Mitchel, and Richard C. Pasternak, from Session 377, Application of Innovative Design and Analysis in Clinical Trials

2nd Place

“Reporting the Proportion of Subjects with an Adverse Event from Multiple Studies,” by Christy Chuang-Stein and Mohan Beltangady, from Session 256, Design and Analysis of Stratified Clinical Trials

3rd Place

“Detecting Fraudulent Data in Clinical Trials,” by Bret Musser, from Session 476, Interrater Agreement, Quality of Life, and Observational Studies

Honorable Mention

“Providing Evidence of Disease Modification,” by Suzanne Hendrix, from Session 505, Statistical and Regulatory Challenges in Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical Trials


1st Place

“Beta Regression for Changes of Ordinal-Rating Measures on Likert Scales: A Comparison Among Multiple Treatment Groups,” by Kelly Zou and Martin O. Carlsson

2nd Place

“Making Decisions in Bioequivalence Studies: A Statistical Contribution,” by Arminda Lucia Siqueira, Daniela Monteiro Braga, and Paula Rocha Chellini

3rd Place

“Estimation of Treatment Retention: The Peak-Trough Ratio,” by William Coar, Darrin Despain, and Brian L. Wiens

Deming Conference on Applied Statistics

The 66th Annual Deming Conference on Applied Statistics will take place December 5–10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and will be a learning experience on recent developments in statistical methodologies. The three-day conference is composed of 12 three-hour tutorials on current statistical topics of interest. Recognized experts in the field of applied statistics are invited to give the lectures and short courses based on their recently published books, and these books will be available for sale to attendees at an appreciable discount. Attendees receive bound proceedings of all conference presentations.

The full program will be available on the conference web site on May 1. The conference will be held in the state-of-the-art Havana Tower of the Tropicana Casino Resort, whose shops and dining experiences mimic the atmosphere of Old Havana. Walter Young, chair of this conference for 41 consecutive years, has more information at demingchair@gmail.com, or visit the conference site, here.

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