Daniel J. Sargent, PhD Memorial Fellowship in Innovative Clinical Trial Design and Methods

The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Foundation is pleased to offer the Daniel J. Sargent, PhD Memorial Fellowship in Innovative Clinical Trial Design and Methods award for a one-year, non-renewable term.

The fellowship award honors the contributions of Dr. Sargent to the field of clinical cancer research. It is open to faculty or master's level statisticians (working with a senior faculty member) within the Alliance Statistics and Data Management Center (SDMC). Proposals must be closely tied to the research agenda of the Alliance and Alliance SDMC. The work proposed should address study design and/or data analysis approaches that are directly relevant to current challenges in the areas of cancer clinical trials. The proposal should address achieving innovation in one or more of the following areas: cancer clinical trial design, prognostic and predictive biomarkers, endpoints, trial conduct, and monitoring, analytical methods, and execution. The work should directly lead to a peer-reviewed publication or preliminary data for a grant proposal.

What is the deadline for applications and review process?

  • Successful applicants are expected to provide a written progress review at the end of the funding period, with a plan for the publication and/or grant submission.
  • The 2022 application deadline is passed.

Questions?
For more information, contact Sumithra Mandrekar at mandrekar.sumithra@mayo.edu.

 

 

Past Fellowship Recipients

2021
Nicholas B. Larson, PhD, MS
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Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Senior Associate Consultant II-Research, Mayo Clinic
Project: “Leveraging polygenic risk scores as prognostic markers in cancer outcomes”

2020
Paul J. Novotny, MS
- Assistant Professor, Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic 
Project: "Choice of Study Endpoints and Analysis Methods in Symptom Intervention Clinical Trials with Continuous Patient-Report Outcomes: A Monte Carlo Power Analysis and Application to Alliance CIPN and Hot Flash Clinical Trials"

2019
David Zahrieh, PhD,
Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Research - Mayo Clinic 
Project: "Composite Response Endpoint to Evaluate Effectiveness of New Interventions for the Prevention of Oxaliplatin-induced Peripheral Neuropathy"

2018
Vivien (Jun) Yin, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Associate Consultant, and Faculty Statistician - Mayo Clinic
"Individualized Patient Dosing in Phase I Clinical Trials Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes"