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A Conference to Celebrate David L DeMets'
Three Decades at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

May 31 - June 1, 2012

 

This conference will celebrate and honor the achievements of David L. DeMets, Max Halperin Professor of Biostatistics and Chair Emeritus of the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics. He has made substantial contributions in clinical biostatistics and clinical trials methodology, in building the biostatistics program including statistical genetics/genomics, and in developing the medical informatics program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The conference will feature invited speakers who have collaborated with Professor DeMets during his career and former faculty members and students influenced by Professor DeMets.

David L. DeMets, PhD is currently a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Since receiving his PhD in 1970, he has been active in the design, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials in several disease areas. Following a postdoctoral appointment at the National Institutes of Health (1970-72), he spent ten years (1972-1982) at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health where he was a member of and later became chief of the biostatistics branch.

In 1982, he joined the University of Wisconsin as Professor of Statistics and Human Oncology and Associate Director of the Clinical Cancer Center. He was instrumental in establishing the Biostatistics Center in 1986. He transformed the Center into the Department of Biostatistics in 1992 and in 1994 the department took on a new medical informatics initiative at the request of the Dean. The current Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics was established in 1997.

His research interests include the design, data monitoring and analysis of clinical trials, especially large Phase III randomized clinical trials. He is well known for his work on sequential statistical methods for monitoring interim data for early evidence of intervention benefit or possible harm.

 

Conference Poster & Schedule (for printing & posting):

DeMets Conference Poster
DeMets Schedule of Events

Please contact Sue Parman at if you wish to register.**

Registration for this event has closed as of May 18th, 2012. We do appreciate your interest in the conference. You may still participate in "Making a Gift" online to the Biostatistics Research Fund or the DeMet's Scholarship fund. Please visit Make a Gift for details or the Make a Gift by Mail following the instructions listed below. Thank you!



Location:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison
Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC)
750 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI
Room 1325 HSLC

 
Sponsors:
  • UW Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

  • UW School of Medicine and Public Health

  • Frontier Science, Technology and Research Foundation

  • Statistical Data Analysis Center (SDAC)

 
Planning Committee:

KyungMann Kim, PhD -- Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Planning Committee Chair

Rick Chappell, PhD -- Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Tom Cook, PhD -- Senior Scientist, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

Jude Shavlik, PhD -- Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics

 

Conference Contact: Sue Parman, Telephone: 608-263-1706 or email:

 
 
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