EDC@40 Seminar Series Keynote Lecture by Dr. Robert Califf
The head of the Food and Drug Administration called on academic and health systems such as the University of Pittsburgh to take a stance in the battle against misinformation, calling it the “problem of our time.”
The call for action from Dr. Robert Califf, FDA commissioner, came during a virtual seminar Thursday that celebrated the 40th anniversary of Pitt’s Epidemiology Data Center in the Graduate School of Public Health. The talk centered around short-term goals for clinical trials and policy, as well as misinformation, which was brought to light during the pandemic.
At Pitt, the Epidemiology Data Center conducts research on complex health questions through biology and statistics. Califf called the organization “a renowned clinical machine.”