SCT Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship

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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 2019 Abstract Submission form here.

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 November 30, 2018 by following the link HERE. Be sure to indicate Thomas Chalmers Student Scholarship for abstract type. NOTE: One entry per candidate 

Scholarship Recipients will be notified by February 2019. 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 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Clinical Trials, to be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA. 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 conference website.

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. 

Congratulations to the 2018 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship Recipients!


Boxian Wei
Department of Biostatistics, University of Michigan
"A Bayesian Analysis of Small n Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trials (snSMARTs)"


Kaitlyn Cook 
Department of Biostatistics at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health 
"Futility Assessment via the Conditional Power for Cluster-Randomized Trials with Time-to-Event Endpoints" 

Xiaobao Zhong 
Department of Biostatistics Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
"Gate-keeping Test for Selecting Adaptive Interventions under General SMART Designs"