Jun (Vivien) Yin, Ph.D., receives fellowship from Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology
Jun (Vivien) Yin, Ph.D. (HSR ’14), Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, received the first Daniel J. Sargent, Ph.D., Memorial Fellowship in Innovative Clinical Trial Design and Methods from the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology. The fellowship award is designed exclusively for biostatistics faculty affiliated with the Alliance’s Statistics and Data Center. Dr. Yin’s project is titled “Individualized Patient Dosing in Phase I Clinical Trials Incorporating Patient-Reported Outcomes.”
Dr. Yin is a faculty statistician for the Alliance’s Leukemia Committee. She also is lead statistician for the Mayo Clinic Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network, Mayo Clinic Endocrine Disease Oriented Group and ARCAD France Foundation for advanced colorectal cancers. She has designed and conducted more than 20 phase I-III trials in solid tumors and hematological malignancies.
Dr. Yin is assistant professor of biostatistics in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science.
The fellowship award honors the contributions of Daniel J. Sargent, Ph.D. (BSI ’15), who died last year. He was the Ralph S. and Beverely E. Caulkins Professor of Cancer Research and chair of the Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics in the Department of Health Sciences Research at Mayo Clinic. He was a world expert in the area of oncology clinical trials, and he led multiple international data pooling and analysis consortia. He published extensively in colorectal cancer treatment, optimal clinical trial design and endpoints, and prognostic and predictive biomarkers.