The MSU Clinical Innovations Program (CLIP), a veterinary clinical trials program, has announced its director and statistician.
MSU CLIP bridges bench research to animal medicine through clinical trials with client-owned animals. MSU CLIP has the scientific, clinical, and diagnostic expertise and infrastructure to translate basic science to high-quality investigations in companion animals with naturally occurring, spontaneous diseases. This will lead to new and novel interventions that are translatable to human conditions.
Langlois will lead the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine’s CLinical Trials Program (CLIP), which connects patients, clients, and industry partners with clinicians and scientists at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center who work toward improved outcomes in animal, human, and environmental health.
Daniel Langlois, DVM, DACVIM, has been selected to lead the MSU CLinical Innovations Program (CLIP) at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Medical Center. Langlois will officially begin the new position on September 1.
“Dr. Langlois brings extensive experience as a boarded internist and a scientist. His experience in clinical trials and translational research makes him an ideal candidate for CLIP directorship,” says Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the College.
As director, Langlois will oversee finances, the Clinical Trial Review Board, and Environmental Health and Safety protocols; liaise with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; help clinicians develop appropriate regulatory protocols; work with clinicians to develop case definitions to help market trials; report all new trial proposals to the Hospital director for consideration; and act as an industry liaison for research collaboration and sponsorship.
After earning his DVM from Louisiana State University, Langlois completed an internship in The Ohio State University’s Department of Clinical Sciences. He then completed a three-year residency in MSU’s Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences. In 2013, he earned board certification as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Langlois began working at the College in 2013 as an assistant professor with a health professions appointment in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences prior to transitioning to the tenure system. In 2020, Langlois was promoted as an associate professor.
Langlois’ research focuses on two areas: clinical endocrinology and clinical hepatology. More specifically, his work in endocrinology has focused on improving diagnostics and treatments for adrenal glands disorders in dogs and cats. In terms of liver disease, his work had focused primarily on copper-associated hepatitis, and has included studies aimed at understanding the contributions of diet and genetics to etiology, as well as refining current treatment protocols.
Wang will support the Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine’s CLinical Trials Program (CLIP), which connects patients, clients, and industry partners with clinicians and scientists at the MSU Veterinary Medical Center who work toward improved outcomes in animal, human, and environmental health.
Sichao Wang, PhD, has been selected as statistician for CLIP at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Wang officially began the new position on May 16, 2023.
“We are delighted to have Dr. Wang as a part of CVM’s Clinical Trials Program. Her expertise will help basic and clinician scientists at CVM,” says Dr. Srinand Sreevatsan, associate dean of Research and Graduate Studies for the College.
As statistician, Wang will collaborate with the College of Veterinary Medicine faculty on clinical trials, grant proposals, and publications; apply statistical, computational, and scientific expertise to the design, implementation, research data management and analysis, interpretation, and reporting across a range of research studies; and participate in developing or delivering CSTAT workshops to the general University audience.
After earning a Bachelor of Science from Beijing Forestry University, Wang arrived at MSU in 2013, where she earned two master of science degrees and her PhD. For 8 years, she’s worked as a project assistant at MSU’s Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center’s Bioenergy Cropping System Project. Wang also has served as a research assistant for MSU’s Center for Statistical Training and Consulting since 2020, where she provides statistical consulting services to more than 60 clients for activities including, but not limited to, experiment design, data analysis planning, data visualization, and statistical reporting. She also has experience consulting with local nonprofits, as well as governmental and community service organizations.
Wang has been involved with the University’s Statistics in the Community group, previously serving as president and currently as vice president. In 2021, she received a #iteachmsu Educator Award from the Provost’s Office. Recipients of these awards demonstrate the diversity of educators across roles on campus, help individuals recognize their contributions to MSU as that of an “educator” and embrace their educator identity, and celebrate those shaping the learning experiences and success of students on campus.
Visit the College’s website for more information about MSU CLIP.