Think Tanks

Clinical Trial and Biostatistics Think Tank – Working Session


Clinical Trial and Biostatistics Think Tank


Working Session:
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00PM, 1309 HSLC

The Clinical Trials Program of the Department of Biostatistics & Medical Informatics would like to announce the launch of working sessions entitled “Clinical Trial and Biostatistics Think Tank.” The purpose of these working sessions is to facilitate a collaborative environment between clinical investigators and biostatisticians when a trial proposal is brought forth. Early discussions have shown to be beneficial to both the investigator and the statistical team. Study design and early planning are key factors for success in grant funding and ultimate implementation of clinical trials. These sessions will be held from time to time when a clinical investigator approaches the Clinical Trials Program and would like to consult and collaborate on a randomized controlled trial proposal. The working sessions will be held on select Wednesdays during 11 AM-12 PM or 1-2 PM.

We are very pleased to announce the inaugural session with Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Disease, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine and Associate Chief of Staff for Research and staff physician in infectious diseases at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center. She will present her PCORI proposal to conduct a cluster randomized controlled trial to address a comparative effectiveness research question on the effectiveness of anti-microbial stewardship programs, Pre-Prescription Authorization (PPA) vs Post-Prescription Review with Feedback (PPRF), in intensitve care units at major hospitals in the state of Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Details (date and time) will follow.

If you are interested in receiving future announcements and signing up for an email list, please contact Kelly Miller at or (608) 262-8141.

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KyungMann Kim, PhD
DCC Principal Investigator

Kelly Miller, BS, CCRC
DCC Research Administrator