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Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

The Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, housed in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, is a multi-departmental, multi-disciplinary center dedicated to promoting excellence in clinical trials and evidence syntheses. Our research and teaching focuses on the generation and evaluation of evidence to inform decisions about human health.

Dr. Curtis L. Meinert (1934-2023), In Memoriam

Dr. Meinert (1934-2023) was the founding father of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials and was Director of the Center until 2005. Dr. Meinert's legacy is embedded in the design and conduct of clinical trials, including trial organization, authorship, conceptualization, principles and best practices of clinical trials. 

Click here to view the tribute from the American Lung Association (ALA) ACRC Network Steering Committee Meeting on June 30, 2023.
Click here to view the CCTES Seminar in honor of Dr. Meinert, presented by Dr. Steven Piantadosi on September 07, 2023. 


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In the News

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Uveitis Corner: Results of the MERIT Trial for Uveitic Macular Edema

Dr. Jabs is featured in Retinal Physician, discussing the Macular Edema Ranibizumab vs Intravitreal Anti-Inflammatory Therapy (MERIT) Trial (April 1, 2024). 

Healio, Women's Health, Quote from Dr. Ian Saldanha

More extended health insurance coverage may increase postpartum visits, limit readmissions (June 06, 2023). 


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Dr. Douglas A. Jabs named "America's Best 2023" by Newsweek

Dr. Jabs was named one of "America's Best Eye Doctors 2023" by Newsweek (June 22, 2023). 

Recent Events

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Clinical Trials, Controversy and the FDA

Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement (March 07, 2024).

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Making health research more valuable: Using a framework for valuable research

Jong-Wook Ban, DPhil, MD, MSc, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (February 01, 2024).

Curtis L. Meinert, PhD, Memorial Symposium

Robert A. Wise, MD, Janet T. Wittes, PhD, and Gillian Gresham, PhD commemorated the extraordinary career of Dr. Curtis L. Meinert, the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis (January 31, 2024).

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Embedding methodology research in health and social care research: SWAT, SWAP and SWAR

Mike Clarke, DPhil, Director of the Northern Ireland Clinical Trials Unit and the Northern Ireland Methodology Hub, and Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Methodology Review Group (November 2, 2023).