Society Council

Rui (Sammi) Tang

Council Member

Dr. Rui (Sammi) Tang is an innovative, results-oriented pharmaceutical leader with an established track record of building, launching and supporting high performing teams, collaborating across organization lines and developing innovative trials design options and quantitative solutions that capitalize on opportunities to produce optimal, cost-effective results. She is currently the VP, Global Head of Biometrics at Servier Pharmaceuticals.

Prior to join Servier she was the Biostatistics Therapeutic Area Head for multiple teams at Shire Pharmaceuticals including oncology, Transplants, Ophthalmology and prematurity neonates and has worked at several other organizations, including Vertex, Amgen, Mayo Clinical and Merck. At Amgen, she served as the biostatistics lead of Companion Diagnostics and the Global Statistics Lead for multiple oncology clinical programs from early phase to late phase. Sammi has great experience in CDRH, CBER, CDER, health Canada, EMA and Asian regulatory agencies interactions. Sammi’s research interests are primarily in the area of adaptive clinical trial design and biomarker subgroup related statistical issues in precision medicine. She has authored more than 50 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, she actively promotes data science through many of her volunteer activities: Sammi is co-founder of DahShu which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, founded to promote research and education in data sciences with almost 5000 members internationally. She is leading teams in the Innovative design scientific working group (IDSWG) of oncology drug development and small population working group for rare disease statistical methodology development. She is also an active member in ASA(American Statistics Association) and ICSA(International Chinese Statistics Association) to serve the biostatistics and data science professional community.

Sammi graduated from the University of Michigan Technology University with a PhD in statistics Genetics.

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