Why Clinical Trials?
We need clinical trials to bring in new treatments or therapies to market, to measure their safety and efficacy without any bias. Infact the field of Clinical and Translational Research asks how can we move interventions from bench to bedside, from the lab to your home. And they achieve this by doing research and finally implementing an approved clinical trial.
What are Clincial Trials?
A Clinical Trial in its essence is an experiment comparing the effect and value of interventions against a control in human beings. An intervention can be medical, surgical or behavioral.
Arshi Arora is a Research Biostatistician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a double Masters of Science degree in Computational Biology and Biostatistics from Carnegie Mellon and Columbia University respectively. Her interests lie in creating elegant solutions to biological and clinical questions via simple yet compelling statistical models. She is a minimalist and follows an intense recycling waste regimen.
Dr. Sabah Kadri has a background in Computer Engineering with a PhD in Computational Biology from Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Kadri leads a team of bioinformaticians and scientists to design, develop and implement cloud-based computational infrastructure and containerized bioinformatics software in clinical diagnostic services for germline and somatic next generation sequencing (NGS) testing. She has experience building clinical diagnostics pipelines and systems for adult and pediatric diseases and continues to work on informatics solutions and research questions for translational ‘omics’ and biomedical research to promote personalized medicine.