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James Tonascia

TonasciaJamesJAMES TONASCIA, PhD, the inaugural Curtis L. Meinert Professor of Clinical Trials, is a professor of biostatistics and holds a joint appointment in the Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Tonascia joined the Biostatistics Department faculty in 1970 and was promoted to professor in 1981. He has been teaching since he joined the faculty and has developed seven new biostatistics courses and has taught four other courses in either the Biostatistics or Epidemiology departments. He has was given the Ernest Lyman Stebbins Medal for contributions to the School of Public Health in 1981 and is a four-time recipient of the Golden Apple Award for excellence in teaching. Since 1981, Dr. Tonascia has had a productive collaboration with Dr. Meinert on the design, analysis, and, most especially, conduct of many multicenter randomized clinical trials. Currently, Dr. Tonascia teaches courses in statistical methods and experimental design and directs several data coordinating centers for clinical research networks.