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The Randomized Trial of Achieving Healthy Lifestyles in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (ACHIEVE) Selected by the Society for Clinical Trials as 2014 Trial of the Year

The Randomized Trial of Achieving Healthy Lifestyles in Psychiatric Rehabilitation (ACHIEVE) earned recognition as "Trial of the Year" by the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) as the most noteworthy clinical trial published in 2013 that not only produced remarkable results but also marked a milestone in clinical trials of behavioral interventions. Read the full press release.

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Society Past President David L. DeMets, Ph.D., has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Dr. DeMets, Max Halperin Professor of Biostatistics, department of biostatistics and medical informatics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, was among the 70 new members and 10 foreign associates announced by IOM during its 43rd annual meeting in October. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Members are elected by current active members through a selective process that recognizes their excellence and professional achievement in a field relevant to the IOM's mission and for their willingness to participate actively in its work. For those at the top of their field, membership in the IOM reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service.

Dr. DeMets is one of very few biostatisticians selected for IOM membership, and SCT applauds him and the recognition that his membership gives to clinical trials. He is a past president of SCT, and an early member of the Society's Board of Directors. He was selected as a Fellow of SCT in 2006. SCT Past President Rick Chappell, Dr. DeMets' colleague at the University of Wisconsin, cited the IOM membership honor as "a long overdue recognition of his many seminal contributions to clinical medicine through his statistical methodology for clinical trials and collaborative research in cardiovascular disease, cancer and HIV/AIDS among many as well as his contributions to the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration."

For more information on the Institute of Medicine and the honorific membership process, visit For more information on Dr. Dave DeMets, see his SCT Fellow citation here.

Congratulations to SCT Past President Dave DeMets!

The Rapid Anticonvulsant Medication Prior to Arrival Trial (RAMPART) recognized as the 6th Annual "Trial of the Year"

The rampart study earned recognition by the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) as an important clinical trial that produced remarkable results. the trial was presented during the sct’s 2013 annual meeting in boston on tuesday may 21. Read the for full press release (link to attached).
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The 5th Annual SCT Trial of the Year (2012) was awarded to The MATERNAL-FETAL SURGERY FOR MYELOMENINGOCELE TRIAL.

The Management of Myelomeningocele Study earned recognition as an important clinical trial that overcame extraordinary difficulties and produced remarkable results. The trial was presented by Catherine Spong, Elizabeth Thom and Jody Farrell during the SCT's 2012 Annual Meeting in Miami on Tuesday, May 22.
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Society for Clinical Trials Selects India's "Jharkhand and Orissa" trial as 2011 "Trial of the Year" Photo Credit: Ekjut, Chakradharpur, Jharkhand, India, 2010

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