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The November meeting was held Wednesday, November 8th, 2006, at the LBJ School in SRH 3.109 (our usual room near the north end of the building) . George Strong presented "Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry," in which he described the three areas of statistics in the pharmaceutical industry of his career involvement -- Pre-Clinical, Clinical, and Non-Clinical. He gave background into each of these areas and then presented a few techniques that are used: split-started fractions, NOSTASOT, two one-sided t-tests to demonstrate bioequivalence, and methods used to determine expiration dating. His focus was on the general principles and ideas; there were not many formulas.

George received his Ph.D. in Applied Statistics from the University of Alabama and has worked in the pharmaceutical industry or for Contract Research Organizations (CROs) for the past 18 years. He is currently a self-employed consultant working for pharmaceutical companies and CROs.

5:30 - 6:00 PM Light refreshments and networking -- pizza provided by Vince Utoff and his wife
6:00 - ~ 7:00 PM Presentation, "Statistics in the Pharmaceutical Industry"

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