Dr. Chris Coffey, professor of biostatistics and director of the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC) at the University of Iowa College of Public Health, was recently elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). The Fellow designation recognizes special achievement in the neurosciences, the clinical practice of neurology, or academic or administrative neurology, according to AAN.
Throughout his career, Dr. Coffey has been involved in major research initiatives spanning many different areas in the neurosciences, including multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease. In 2011, he led the CTSDMC’s successful national competition to direct the Data Coordinating Center for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). He currently serves as co-principal investigatgor on the NINDS-funded Clinical Trials Methods training course, which helps junior neurology faculty and fellows learn how to design stronger clinical trials. Coffey is also an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT).Friday Letter Submission, Publish on January 17