SCT Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship

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Congratulations to the 2019 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship Recipients!


Martin Law
Medical Research Council Biostatistics Unit
University of Cambridge
"A New Class of Optimally Curtailed Trials for Phase II Oncology"


Linda Harrison 
Department of Biostatistics
Havard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 
“Power Calculations for Cross-Sectional Stepped Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials with Variable Cluster Sizes” 


Lee Kennedy-Shaffer 
Department of Biostatistics
Havard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
“Sample Size Estimation for Stratified Individual and Cluster Randomized Trials with Binary Outcomes”

Who is Eligible: 
Students enrolled in a degree program of an accredited college or university, or post-doctoral fellows.

Appropriate topics for Submission: 
All clinical trial-related issues such as study design and data analysis methods; meta-analysis; medical, ethical or legal issues; data entry, management, and computing as it relates to clinical trials; review of the results or methods of a class of trials; or scholarship in the history of clinical trials. Important papers illustrating applications are particularly encouraged.

SCT is now accepting abstracts for consideration for one of three Chalmers Scholarships. Interested students should submit using the Abstract Submission form.

Abstracts for the Thomas Chalmers Student Scholarship Program must be accompanied by a short manuscript (3-5 pages, standard font (11 or 12 pt) and one-inch margin sizes, maximum text length 5 pages, not including tables, figures or bibliography; maximum total length 10 pages) and a letter from the student's advisor confirming status as a full-time student). Submit by the designated deadline found on the Annual Meeting page. Be sure to indicate Thomas Chalmers Student Scholarship for abstract type. NOTE: One entry per candidate 

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by February of next year. Three students will be designated Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship Finalists and will receive registration, travel and hotel expense support in order to present their papers at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials. From among the three finalists, the Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship Award and a $500 USD prize will be awarded to the student judged to have the best paper. If your submission is not chosen for this award, it will be considered by the Program Committee for oral or poster presentation.  Please click here to visit the Annual Meeting page.

About Thomas C. Chalmers, MD
The Thomas Chalmers Scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Thomas Chalmers, who was a founding members of the SCT, and served on the Board and as President in 1984.He also founded the SCT Student Scholarship Program, and the Annual Scholarship was named in his honor, to recognize his lifetime of service to the Society.

Dr. Chalmers was a dedicated early advocate of randomized trials, evidence-based medicine, pioneered methods and practices that have become standards today. He held numerous education and research leadership positions including: Chief of Medical Services, Lemuel Shattuck Hospital, Boston (1955-68), Director of Clinical Center at NIH (1970-73), Dean of Mount Sinai Medical Center and School of Medicine (1873-83). He later held appointments at Harvard School of Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston VA.