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Gina R. Petroni

Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
Old Med School, Room 3885
21 Hospital Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Michigan

Gina Petroni, Ph.D., has been involved in the design, analysis and monitoring of clinical trials for more than 30 years.  Most of her experience has been in cancer clinical trials with work on the national level based with the CALGB cooperative group, now part of The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.  As a faculty member at UVA since 1996 and currently as director of the Division of Translational Research and Applied Statistics she continues to design, analyze and monitor results for clinical studies.  Dr. Petroni serves as the statistical member on several DSMBs, two that are coordinated out of university based networks and another that is coordinated out of NHLBI.  She has served on Health System’s institutional review board (IRB) and has been a reviewer for NCI & NIH either as a committee member or ad hoc, continuously for the last fifteen years. The proper design and analysis of clinical trials is her primary area of interest.

PHS 7310: Clinical Trials Methodology
Credits: 3
Covers the design and analysis of Phase I-III clinical trials. Topics include choice of study population and endpoints, choice of study design and sample size estimation, randomization and masking, patient recruitment, data collection and quality control, data monitoring committees, data analysis, and the interpretation and reporting of results. Cross-listed as STAT 5310. Prerequisite: Instructor permission; PHS 7000 or equivalent.