June 2015

Cook and Buhr Present Novel Course on Valid Clinical Trials

Senior Scientist Tom Cook and Associate Scientist Kevin Buhr, in collaboration with University of Utah Associate Professor Charlie Casper presented an evening workshop titled “Conducting Valid Trials: The Critical (and Misunderstood) Roles of Randomization and Complete Follow-Up” at the Society for Clinical Trials 36th Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia.

Associate Professor Menggang Yu Approved for over $1M Research Funding Award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

"The left panel represents a convex approximation for the 0-1 loss. In particular, the approximation is a surrogate logistic loss where the parameter "a" controls the shape of the surrogate. The right panel represents a non-convex approximation for the 0-1 loss where the parameter "a" controls the proximity of the surrogate."

Congratulations are in order to Associate Professor Menggang Yu for his imminent funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) for his project entitled "Matching Complex Patients to Treatments: Innovative Statistical Scoring Methods for Treatment Selection". The project, which will run for 3 years, aims to develop and disseminate innovative statistical methods to rank possible treatments for patients according to their likelihood of achieving desirable patient outcomes.