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Dale Usner to Present at Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium

ICH E9 (R1) at DISS 2020

Dale W. Usner, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer & Sr. Vice President, Strategic Scientific Consulting at SDC, will present “Considerations and Impact of Various Hypothetical Strategies for Handling Intercurrent Events” at the Duke-Industry Statistics Symposium (DISS) on Thursday, April 2, 2020. He is scheduled to present in the session on ICH E9 (R1)-Statistical Principles for Clinical Trials: Addendum: Estimands and Sensitivity Analysis in Clinical Trials. 

Read more in our online news release.


Kalyani Kothapalli to Present a Poster at ARVO 2020

Simulations to Estimate Power in Correlated Binary Data

Kalyani Kothapalli, MS, Director, Biostatistics at SDC, will present a poster at the ARVO Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on May 3-7, 2020. Her poster, titled "Simulations to estimate power in correlated binary data," explores outcomes from SDC's research into design-based power maximization accounting for both eyes in ophthalmic rare diseases. 

Read more in our online news release.


We're Hiring! Apply to Join Our Team Today

Biostatisticians, SAS Programmers, and Clinical Data Managers

SDC is seeking experienced clinical trial biostatisticians, statistical programmers, and clinical data managers to join our growing team. If you or someone you know is looking for a career at an innovative CRO that provides opportunities for growth, recognizes performance achievement, and supports the development of life-saving therapies, contact us at

View our open positions and apply online today!


Tell Us What You Want to Learn in 2020

Vote for an Upcoming Webinar Topic

In 2019, SDC presented webinars on understanding different types of statistical analyses used in clinical trials, how the regulator's view of artificial intelligence is unfolding in the US, and best practices for regulatory inspections. We are busy planning our 2020 lineup of educational content and invite you to vote for what you would like to see in a future webinar.

Cast your vote online here.


Employee Spotlight 

Nicole Powell, MBA

Director, Business Development

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Nicole Powell, MBA, joined SDC in 2017 as Director, Business Development. With over 10 years of experience in senior and managerial Business Development roles in the CRO industry, Nicole has distinctive expertise in customizing solutions for our clients’ unique needs. 

Her favorite part of her job is building relationships with clients to help them advance their clinical programs. She also enjoys working with her colleagues who she says are top-notch. "Having the opportunity to work with our team's expertise and innovation makes selling SDC extremely exciting," she says. "The amazing people at SDC are an industry differentiator and makes our hard work more enjoyable."

Nicole enjoys the opportunity to meet with clients and represent SDC at industry events where she frequently presents on topics related to ongoing trends and best practices. In the last few years, she led a panel discussion at the Clinical Trials Innovation Program in Boston on "How Modern Technology Will Revolutionize Clinical Trial Execution," chaired the Mobile eHealth track at two Partnerships in Clinical Trials Europe conferences, and presented "The Importance of Choosing the Right Partners and Technologies to Create the Most Efficient Clinical Trials" at the International Conference on Advanced Clinical Research and Clinical Trials. 

She holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She lives in McLean, VA, with her husband and two boys, and spends her free time riding her Peloton exercise bike and making memories with her family.


Upcoming Events

We look forward to seeing you at one of the following events.

Conferences & Meetings

February 18-21, Orlando, FL
March 3-4, San Francisco, CA
Booth 57
March 17-18, Tel Aviv, Israel
Booth 17
March 22, Paris, France
March 23-25, Paris, France
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