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Yu Shyr, PhD

Professor & Chair, Biostatistics
Professor, Biomedical Informatics
Professor, Health Policy
Harold L. Moses Chair, Cancer Research
Director, Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS)
Director, Vanderbilt Technologies for Advanced Genomics Analysis and Research Design (VANGARD)

This course will cover design and data analysis for clinical trials in biomedical research. Primary topics include specification of study objectives, design options, ethical guidelines, randomization, blinding, sample size determination and power analysis, interim monitoring and data analysis appropriate for parallel, crossover, nested, factorial and group allocation designs. Other topics include the role of FDA in the drug approval process, adaptive trial designs, non-inferiority trials, and bio-equivalence trials. Emphasis is on the practical use of methods rather than formal statistical theory.

Fall [3]