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Biostatistics in Clincal Trials

Carol K. Redmond, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Theodore Colton, Boston University, USA

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A landmark reference for the medical and health sciences...

Encyclopedia of Biostatistics

650 pages
ISBN: 0471 82211 6
Published: March 2001


Carol K. Redmond, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Carol Redmond earned an M.S. and Sc.D. in Biostatistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health since 1967 and served as Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Biostatistics from 1983 through 1996. She is presently Distinguished Service Professor and Vice Dean for Academic Affairs at the Graduate School of Public Health. From 1978 to 1994 she was the Founding Director of the Biostatistical Center for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP), a cooperative clinical trial group that has conducted landmark randomized multicenter clinical trials for treatment and prevention of breast cancer. She has authored or co-authored more than 160 articles in biostatistical or biomedical publications. She is a previous member of the Editorial Boards for Statistics in Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Dr. Redmond has been the recipient of a number of awards and honors including election as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association and the American College of Epidemiology. She has served as elected chair of the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association and is currently President-Elect of the Biometric Society (Eastern North American Region) and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Clinical Biostatistics. She has also participated in numerous peer review groups, advisory panels, and data monitoring committees for government and private agencies, including several of the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Centers for Disease Control. 

Theodore Colton, Boston University, USA
Theodore Colton earned an M.S. in Statistics from the University of North Carolina and an Sc.D. in Biostatistics from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. He has held faculty positions at Harvard Medical School, Dartmouth Medical School, and Boston University School of Public Health where he is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He was twice the recipient of fellowship awards, from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, for study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He was one of the founding editors in 1981 of the Wiley Journal Statistics in Medicine and has served as editor through 1997, nurturing the growth of the journal from 381 pages in four issues in 1982 to 2972 pages in twenty-four issues in 1997. He is author of the textbook, Statistics in Medicine. Dr. Colton has served as a member of the Editorial Board of the New England Journal of Medicine and has been a biostatistical consultant to the editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association, the American College of Epidemiology, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has served as president of Biometrics (Eastern North-American Region) and the Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association. He has served and continues to serve on numerous advisory committees and peer review groups for governmental agencies including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

D G Altman
ICRF Medical Statistics Group, UK
C Anello
Rockville, USA
V C Arena
University of Pittsburgh, USA
D Ashby
St Bartholomews & Royal School of Medicine, UK
J Baron
Dartmouth Medical School, USA
C Begg
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA
W C Blackwelder
Bethesda, USA
J L Bryant
NSABP, Pittsburgh, USA
M Buyse
International Institute for Drug Development, Belgium
I Chalmers
UK Cochrane Centre, UK
J F Collins
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Perry Point, USA
J P Costantino
University of Pittsburgh, USA
W Cronin
NSABP, Pittsburgh, USA
C E Davis
University of North Carolina, USA
S J Day
Leo Laboratories, UK
V de Gruttola
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
D L DeMets
University of Wisconsin, USA
D O Dixon
National Institute of Health, USA
A Donner
University of Western Ontario, Canada
F Ederer
The EMMES Corporation, USA
J Ellenberg
Westat, USA
S Evans
Medicines Control Agency, UK
K Facey
Health Technology Board for Scotland, UK
J R Feussner
VA Cooperative Studies Program, USA
B Fisher
NSABP, Pittsburgh, USA
L D Fisher
University of Washington, USA
T R Fleming
University of Washington, USA
M Foulkes
R G Frank
Harvard Medical School, USA
S Freels
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
L M Friedman
Rockledge Center, USA
E A Gehan
Georgetown University Medical Center, USA
N Geller
National Institute of Health, USA
S George
Duke University Medical Center, USA
M J Godley
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, UK
S B Green
Case Western Reserve University, USA
E Halloran
Emory University, USA
W G Henderson
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Hines, USA
C H Hennekens
Harvard University, USA
J Heyse
Merck and Co., Inc., USA
M D Hughes
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
J Hutton
University of Warwick, UK
D R Jones
University of Leicester, UK
N Klar
Cancer Care Ontario, Canada
G Knatterud
Maryland Medical Research Institute, USA
T Koepsell
University of Washington, USA
E Lakatos
Forest Laboratories, New York, USA
J R Lave
University of Pittsburgh, USA
P W Lavori
Stanford University, USA
J Lewis
Medicines Control Agency, UK
J Massaro
Quintiles Inc, USA
E McFadden
ECOG Coordinating Center, USA
P Meier
Columbia University, USA
C Meinert
John Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA
R Mick
University of Pennsylvania, USA
D Moher
University of Ottowa, Canada
B J Morgan
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
D D V Morgan
Hoechst Marion Roussel, UK
G D Murray
University of Edinburgh, UK
P C O'Brien
Mayo Clinic, USA
P Peduzzi
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Haven, USA
S Piantadosi
Johns Hopkins University, USA
R L Prentice
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA
P C Prorok
National Cancer Institute, USA
H Rockette
University of Pittsburgh, USA
L V Rubinstein
National Instutue of Health, USA
L M Ryan
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
D L Sackett
University of Oxford, UK
M R Sather
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Albuquerque, USA
M Schneiderman
deceased April 1996,
S Senn
University College London, UK
S Silagy
Australasian Cochrane Centre, Australia
R Simon
National Institute of Health, USA
P Skerrett
Harvard Medical School, USA
C Smith
Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, UK
K Soper
Merck and Co., Inc., USA
B E Storer
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, USA
I Sutherland
Cambridge, UK
R J Sylvester
EORTC Data Center, Belgium
P F Thall
M D Anderson Cancer Center, USA
S G Thompson
MRC Biostatistics Unit, UK
R S Ungerleider
Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program, USA
J Ware
Harvard School of Public Health, USA
L Weissfeld
University of Pittsburgh, USA
J Whitehead
University of Reading, UK
H S Wieand
University of Pittsburgh, USA
J Wittes
Statistics Collaborative, USA
S Zeger
John Hopkins University, USA

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