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Data Safety Monitoring Committee

The intramural clinical research program of NICHD has a Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) to guide the conduct of intramural clinical protocols that need disinterested and unbiased evaluations of emerging data.

The DSMC meets two times per year. It is comprised of five regular members representing biostatistics, ethics, genetics and endocrinology (the latter two are areas of major focus in our program), with ad hoc experts added for specific trials when necessary. Member terms are from one to three years and renewable.


Frank Pucino


Sally Radovic
Peds, Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins

Larry Friedman
General Surgeon, Retired

Charles Macri
OB/Gyn, George Washington

Marina Zemskova
Adult Endocrinology, FDA​​​


Last Reviewed: 11/30/2012

​Contact Information

Name: Dr Forbes Porter
Senior Investigator
Office of the Clinical Director
Phone: 301-435-4432
Fax: 301-480-5791

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