Finding Efficiencies in Clinical Studies

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This half day program will open with a keynote address from Dr. David Stephens, Vice President of Research for the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University and Principal Investigator of the Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute (ACTSI), focusing on an overview of challenges involving clinical studies.  The keynote will be followed by two panel sessions; the first exploring the use of biomarkers to identify patient populations before clinical trials begin, and the second, employing advances in data management to assess outcomes of clinical trials.  

    •    Mark Braunstein, MD, Associate Director, Health Systems Institute, Georgia Tech
    •    Scott Capps, Vice President Clinical Research, CryoLife
    •    Albert E. Heacox, Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Research and Development, CryoLife
    •    Joseph E. Martinez, Director of Research and Laboratory Services, FlowApps
    •    Robert T. McNally, Ph.D., President & CEO, Geovax, Inc.
    •    Ruth O' Regan, MD Director, Translational Breast Cancer Research, The Emory Clinic
    •    Joel Saltz, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Center for Comprehensive Informatics, Emory University
    •    Sandy Weinberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Healthcare Management, Clayton State University
The program will conclude with an Open Discussion moderated byMargaret K. Offermann, MD, Ph.D., Vice President-Elect for Science Policy, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology & Treasurer, Georgia Center for Oncology Research & Education.

A networking reception will end the day.



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  • Created By:Colly Mitchell
  • Created:03/09/2011
  • Modified By:Fletcher Moore
  • Modified:10/07/2016