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Georgia Southern University Faculty Members Publish New Books on Clinical Drug Trials

02-18 Georgia Southern University Faculty Members Publish New Books on Clinical Drug TrialsFaculty members from Georgia Southern University’s Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health have published two books designed to guide researchers as they develop new pharmaceuticals.

Karl Peace, Ph.D. and Din Chen, Ph.D. recently released the books Clinical Trial Methodology and Clinical Trial Data Analysis using R. The books are part of the 2010 Chapman Hall Biostatistics Series.

“These books are perfect examples of how Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health faculty members are on the forefront of research that directly impacts the lives of thousands,” said Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Dean Charles Hardy. “As researchers develop pharmaceuticals that will heal the sick and allow patients to live more productive lives, they will refer to the books written by Dr. Peace and Dr. Chen as they work their way through the clinical trial process.”

Both books are based on a course Peace teaches at Georgia Southern University as part of the Master of Public Health in Biostatistics degree program. The course, like the books, draws on Peace’s many years as a leading biostatistics researcher in the pharmaceutical industry.

“Dr. Chen and I believed it was important to include real-world examples and that is why we included numerous case studies in these books,” Peace explains. “These books contain important information about the regulatory and statistical foundations for clinical trials and also show how statistical methodology has led to the development of some of the most important pharmaceuticals in recent decades.”

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