Biostatisics Chair Named to Review Panel for Medical Research Nonprofit

Alan Hutson, PhD, Chair of the Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics and Associate Director of the Biostatistics Shared Resource at Roswell Park, has been named a scientific merit reviewer for the Improving Healthcare Systems Program of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), an independent nonprofit organization.

The Improving Healthcare Systems (IHS) Program examines studies based on five criteria: potential for the study to fill critical gaps in evidence; potential for the study findings to be adopted into clinical practice and improve delivery of care; scientific merit; patient-centeredness; and patient and stakeholder engagement.

Dr. Hutson, who helped implement the Bioinformatics Core at Roswell Park and also serves as Professor and Chair of Biostatistics at the University at Buffalo, has a track record of working collaboratively with medical researchers on projects related to cancer. He has more than two decades of experience in the area of clinical trial design and analysis, as well as expertise in computational statistics and diagnostic testing.

An elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, Dr. Hutson serves on several data safety and monitoring boards.

The Merit Review Panel will meet this month to allocate $8 million for research awards.

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