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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 seven regular members representing biostatistics, ethics, reproduction, pharmacology, 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. To contact a member of the DSMC, please call the OCD office at 301-496-8370.


Frank Pucino, FDA (DSMC Chairman)
Sally Radovic, Johns Hopkins University
Larry Friedman
Marina Zemskova, FDA
Frank Witter, Johns Hopkins University
Zhen Chen, NICHD
Tim Hummer, MedImmune


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