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Rui (Sammi) Tang

Global Biometrics Head

Sammi Tang is the Vice President, Global Head of Biometrics at Servier Pharmaceuticals, a leading expert in the field of biometrics and is well known in the pharmaceutical industry for her leadership and expertise.

Before joining Servier, Sammi was the Biostatistics Therapeutic Area Head of Oncology, Transplants and Prematurity Neonates at Shire Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, she worked at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, where she led multiple oncology and hematology pipelines. Sammi also worked at Amgen, Mayo Clinical Biostatistics and Merck. Previously, she served as the biostatistics lead of Companion Diagnostics & Global Statistics Lead for multiple oncology clinical programs from early to late phases at Amgen. She is also an active member in American Statistics Association and International Chinese Statistics Association to serve the biostatistics and data science professional community.

Sammi has great experience in CDRH, CBER, CDER, health Canada, EMA and Asian regulatory agencies interactions. She has authored more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on methodology, study design, data analysis and reporting and is a co-inventor of several patents. Besides her daily work, Sammi actively promotes data science through volunteer activities. She is co-founder of a non-profit organization, DahShu, founded to promote research and education in data sciences with almost 5000 members internationally. She also leads teams in the Drug Information Association (DIA) design scientific working group of oncology drug development and small population working group for rare disease statistical methodology development.

Sammi graduated from the University of Michigan Technology University with a Doctor of Philosophy in statistics genetics.

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