Statistics Colloquium: Naitee Ting, Boehringer Ingelheim

This event is part of the Spring 2022 Statistics Colloquium

Case Study – Clinical Development of an Anti-inflammatory Drug

Presented by Naitee Ting, Fellow of American Statistical Association, Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Sciences at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
UConn/UMass Joint Colloquium

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
4:00 p.m. ET

Pain management has long been a medical challenge. Chronic pain tends to be the pain that lasts more than three months. Depending on source of pain, it can be classified as neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, cancer pain, and others. This presentation is a case study of developing a new drug for the management of inflammatory pain. The drug was discovered in the 1980’s. It was developed for three indications – acute pain (use of a dental pain model), osteoarthritis (OA), and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This drug has clear efficacy in all three indications. Unfortunately, after over 10 years of clinical development, a late developed adverse event was considered as potentially toxic to patients. This drug was not marketed because its benefit does not outweigh the associated risks.

Speaker Bio

Naitee Ting is a Fellow of American Statistical Association (ASA). He is currently a Director in the Department of Biostatistics and Data Sciences at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (BI). He joined BI in September of 2009, and before joining BI, he was at Pfizer Inc. for 22 years (1987-2009). Naitee received his Ph.D. in 1987 from Colorado State University (major in Statistics). He has an M.S. degree from Mississippi State University (1979, Statistics) and a B.S. degree from College of Chinese Culture (1976, Forestry) at Taipei, Taiwan.

Naitee published articles in Technometrics, Statistics in Medicine, Drug Information Journal, Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Biometrical Journal, Statistics and Probability Letters, and Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. His book “Dose Finding in Drug Development” was published in 2006 by Springer, and is considered as the leading reference in the field of dose response clinical trials. The book “Fundamental Concepts for New Clinical Trialists”, co-authored with Scott Evans, was published by CRC in 2015. Another book “Phase II Clinical Development of New Drugs”, co-authored with Chen, Ho, and Cappelleri was published in 2017 (Springer). Naitee is an adjunct professor of Columbia University, University of Connecticut, and Colorado State University. Naitee has been an active member of both the ASA and the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA).