Robert R. Starbuck, Ph.D.
Asst. Vice President, Global Clinical Biostatistics & Programming
E-mail Address: StarbuR@war.wyeth.com
Phone: (610) 341-2070
Fax: (610) 341-2092
Address: Wyeth-Ayerst Research, B-2
PO Box 42528
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Title: The Role of the Clinical Statistician
Duration: 1 hour seminar
Audience: Graduate or undergraduate students, professors
Abstract: The role of a statistician in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry is presented. Topics covered include clinical trial protocol development, case report form development, data editing, analysis & reporting, and interactions with other disciplines. Career opportunities and success factors are also discussed.
Honorarium: Not required

Title: Anxiety Over Statistics (or Vice Versa?)
Duration: 1 hour seminar
Audience: Graduate or undergraduate students, professors
Abstract: A clinical trial of an anxiolytic agent is presented to illustrate some of the topics and issues that confront a statistician involved in clinical research in the pharmaceutical industry. Topics covered include clinical trial protocol design, sample size estimation, randomization, handling of missing values, grouping of data, data analysis, and presentation of results.
Honorarium: Not required.