The University of Wisconsin Data Coordinating Center (DCC) was established in 2016 as a component of the Clinical Trials Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (BMI) in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The DCC supports and is engaged in collaborative clinical research projects which are NIH- or industry-funded data coordinating centers.
The DCC plays a critical role in coordinating and implementing large multi-center randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and other types of clinical research studies, bringing expertise in planning, conduct, monitoring, analysis and reporting and in data management, quality control and quality assurance, and information technology support for trial monitoring and communication, all needed to complement the clinical investigators' content expertise.
KyungMann Kim, PhD
KyungMann Kim, PhD is the DMACC PI and Director of the Administrative and Coordinating Unit. Dr. Kim is currently Professor of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Society for Clinical Trials as well as the American Statistical Association.
Frontier Science Foundation has engaged in clinical trials collaboration and support for 40 years, providing accurate and cost-effective data management as well as statistical software development and maintenance for the collection and analysis of data to research networks, pharmaceutical companies and investigators.
Frontier Science has participated in numerous multi-site, multi-trial networks including the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG); the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group and its successor, IMPAACT; the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) and International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG) and the Pediatric HIV/AIDS Cohort Study (PHACS).
Frontier Science collaborates with scientists and technicians in more than 800 laboratories, universities and medical centers around the world engaged in clinical trials and observational studies.
Sue Siminski, MS, MBA
Sue Siminski, MS, MBA is the DMACC Sub-PI and Director of the Data Management and Reporting Unit. She has been working in clinical trials data management and related research activities for more than 30 years and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Frontier Science Foundation.
The DMACC is composed of three operational units.
Data Management and Reporting Unit
Director: Sue Siminski
Lead: Lynette Blacher
Clinical Trials Auditing Unit
Director: Julie Chang
Lead: Holly Shaw
Administrative and Coordinating Unit
Director: KyungMann Kim
Lead: Kelly Miller