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June 5, 2020

EmpiriStat Welcomes Siena Nason to Their Internship Program

The EmpiriStat team would like to welcome Siena Nason as our Data and Statistical Intern for the Summer. Siena attended a local High School in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, and is now enrolled in the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics...


September 27, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole C. Close for being recognized by The Society for Clinical Trials

Congratulations to Dr. Nicole C. Close for being recognized by The Society for Clinical Trials as one of their Long Standing Members! Dr. Close’s dedication and involvement with SCT...


May 13, 2016

Non-Inferiority Pre-Conference Workshop to be conducted at the 37th Annual SCT Meeting

  Dr. Nicole Close, President and Principal Biostatistician at EmpiriStat, Inc., is scheduled to co-conduct a Pre-Conference workshop at the Society for Clinical Trials’ (SCT) 37th Annual...


May 04, 2016

EmpiriStat’s Dr. John Klaric Helps to Showcase Important Work at WAMC Symposium

EmpiriStat Principal Statistician Dr. John Klaric was one of three poster judges at the 2016 Womack Army Medical Center’s (WAMC) Research Symposium held on May 4, 2016 at Fort Bragg, North...


March 15, 2016

Urgent P-Value Clarification Statement Issued by the ASA

  A policy statement issued on March 7, 2016 by the American Statistical Association (ASA) Board of Directors warns statisticians and the research community in general over the misuse of...


September 21, 2015

Beach Babes to Get the Dogs Barking

EmpiriStat, Inc. is a proud sponsor of the OBX Beach Babes 2016 calendar. The now annual Outer Banks Beach Babes calendar is a project to raise funds for the Outer Banks Animal Rescue Funding...


June 01, 2015

EmpiriStat Welcomes Juniata College Student to Their Unique Internship Program

EmpiriStat, Inc. is pleased to welcome Ramsey Amad to EmpiriStat’s unique residency internship program.   Mr. Amad, a 21-year-old rising senior at Juniata College in Huntingdon,...


April 27, 2015

EmpiriStat Welcomes Senior Statistician and Avid Hiker Dr. John Klaric

 John Klaric, a PhD Statistician, the latest talent to join EmpiriStat, Inc. is excited to start collaborating with EmpiriStat's clients and partners in the design and analysis of substantive,...


April 15, 2015

Inspiring Science Professionals of Tomorrow: Dr. Close to Give NC Science Festival Keynote

  The North Carolina Science Festival at the College of the Albemarle – Roanoke Island Campus in Manteo, North Carolina will feature a keynote from EmpiriStat President Dr. Nicole Close,...


April 08, 2015

EmpiriStat Attending World’s Foremost Heart and Lung Transplantation Specialists in Nice, France

  Dr. Nicole C. Close, President and Founder of EmpiriStat, Inc., will embark on a trip to Nice, France to attend the 35th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions of the International Society for...


March 31, 2015

The EmpiriStat Team Welcomes Their First Soccer Player and Fan

Heavily dominated by EmpiriStat’s owner’s love of football and her Steelers, it is refreshing to bring a new sport to talk about to EmpiriStat: soccer! EmpiriStat, Inc. is pleased to...


March 21, 2015

Jumping Up for Healthy Hearts

  Ben Brakebill, son of EmpiriStat, Inc. consultant Chelsea Albrecht, knew he wanted to participate the minute he heard about the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart event at his...


February 20, 2015

EmpiriStat to attend Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery Conference in Vail

 EmpiriStat, Inc. will be attending the 10th Vail Cardiothoracic Transplantation Surgery Meeting at the Vail Marriott Resort and Spa in Vail, Colorado, February 21-25, 2015. The three and...


January 06, 2015

Dr. Ram Jain Brings His NHANES Expertise to Publication

Ram B. Jain, a PhD Statistician, is the latest talent to join the EmpiriStat, Inc. team this past summer and with that he brings with him over 15 years of research experience. He has been involved in...


November 03, 2014

EmpiriStat's Dr. Close Elected Secretary on Key ISCB Committee

  Dr. Nicole C. Close, President and Founder of EmpiriStat, Inc., has been elected Secretary of the Statistics-in-Regulatory-Affairs (SiRA) group for the International Society for Clinical...


October 15, 2014

EmpiriStat Returns to MAGI with Risk-Based Monitoring Statistical and Software Solution Package

  Dr. Nicole Close, President and Founder of EmpiriStat, Inc., will be in San Francisco, California to be a guest speaker at this year's MAGI Clinical Research Conference-West, November 9-12,...


October 01, 2014

Dolphins Need Stats Too!

The Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research is a non-profit organization (501 c(3)) located in North Carolina's northern Outer Banks, which for six years has been engaged in a long-term...


September 02, 2014

EmpiriStat's Dr. Close to be Featured at Women in Technology Event

  Dr. Nicole C. Close, Founder and CEO of EmpiriStat, Inc., will be a featured panelist at the September 18, 2014 Women in Technology (WIT) Connect event. WIT, a not-for-profit organization...


March 04, 2014

Think, Evolve, Strategize

  EmpiriStat's President and CEO, Dr. Nicole C. Close, has been nominated to be part of Juniata College's Strategic Planning Steering Committee. The Committee is tasked with finding new...


February 01, 2014

Meeting of the MAGI

  Model Agreements & Guidelines International (MAGI) has made it its mission to streamline clinical research by standardizing best practices for clinical operations, business and regulatory...


August 30, 2013

Juniata College: Dr. Close Begins Tenure on Board of Trustees

  HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College board of trustees has added four new members to begin the 2013-2014 academic year. The new trustees appointed to begin their service Sept. 1, 2013...


June 30, 2013

EmpiriStat Participates in Knowledge Sharing at Clinical Data Management Conference

Greg Kilbride, EmpiriStat's Manager, Data Management and Programming, attended the 2013 OpenClinica Global Conference in Boston, Massachusetts in June 2013, gathering and sharing new insight and...


April 18, 2013

Encouraging a Budding Generation of Scientists

While most kids this summer will be taking advantage of their much-anticipated school break, and playing lots of baseball and spending time soaking in cool swimming pools, some lucky kids are getting...


March 08, 2013


  Statistics 2013 participants laud women statisticians for advancing statistical sciences   Mount Airy, MD, MARCH 8, 2013—EmpiriStat, Inc. and more than 1,775 organizations in...


February 21, 2013

Commitment Rewarded: EmpiriStat President to be Honored by Alma Mater

  EmpiriStat President and Principal Biostatistician, Dr. Nicole C. Close, recently received a surprise invitation to join the Juniata Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership...


January 16, 2013

EmpiriStat Makes it Our Business to Fight the Flu

  Empiristat, Inc. would like to remind our collaborators and the public in general about the risks and dangers of the flu during this high-risk season, and ways people can protect themselves...


November 12, 2012

If You Did Not Serve, Serve Those That Did

On Veteran's Day and every day, EmpiriStat, Inc. salutes America's active members of the military and veterans and continues its commitment to those brave men and women. It was in 1954 that...


October 03, 2012

Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month

In honor of National Women's Small Business Month, EmpiriStat celebrates women small business owners everywhere.  It is their hard work and entrepreneurial spirit that are integral parts of the...


September 30, 2012

EmpiriStat Wins Contract to Research Young Women Entrepreneurs

If there is one thing EmpiriStat knows, we know what it is like to be a woman entrepreneur.  As the owner of EmpiriStat, Dr. Nicole C. Close started her business with a clear understanding of the...


August 31, 2012

Back to Her Nordic Roots: EmpiriStat's Dr. Close Delivers for ISCB 2012

EmpiriStat President and Principal Biostatistician, Dr. Nicole Close, took her industry-revered expertise and experience to beautiful Bergen, Norway for the 33rd annual conference of the International...


July 02, 2012

Every Day is Independence Day

Independence Day.  A day of barbecue, fireworks and baseball games; a day of smiling children, political speeches and red, white and blue-frosted cakes.  But what IS America's Independence...


June 18, 2012

With Arms Wide Open; EmpiriStat is Recruiting

The team at EmpiriStat is one again looking to broaden their scope and add to their growing ranks of professional, ambitious, and client-focused individuals who love what they do and do what they...


May 31, 2012

EmpiriStat and SCT: A Marriage Made in Biostatistical Heaven

EmpiriStat’s founder and president, Dr. Nicole Close rocked the Society for Clinical Trial’s (SCT) Annual Meeting for her 16th year of participation.  Sunny Miami, Florida played host...


May 15, 2012

EmpiriStat Dares to Mess with Texas

EmpiriStat, Inc. has set stakes in the Longhorn State.  Founded in 2008, EmpiriStat quickly emerged as one of the top biotechnological consulting firms in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C....


April 17, 2012

HEMONC 2012 Welcomes EmpiriStat's Dr. Nicole Close

EmpiriStat President and Principal Biostatistician Nicole Close, PhD, has accepted an invitation to be a guest lecturer at The George Washington University's 2012 HEMONC, an eight-day offering of...


April 01, 2012

"EmpiriStat” and “Biostatistical Synergy" Officially Trademarked

EmpiriStat, Inc. recently received confirmation that their corporate name and philosophy, "Biostatistical Synergy" have been internationally trademarked. All businesses, irrespective of...


March 15, 2012

Small Business of the Year Award Goes to EmpiriStat

EmpiriStat, Inc. is the proud recipient of this year's Small Business of the Year Award from the Tech Council of Maryland (TCM). TCM, the largest technology trade association in Maryland with more...


March 01, 2012

EmpiriStat Joins with NAGC

EmpiriStat, Inc., and its president and principal biostatistician, Dr. Nicole Close, have joined the National Association of Government Contractors. Since 1957, the NAGC has been dedicated to...


February 29, 2012

Paying it Forward: Juniata College Career Week

EmpiriStat, Inc’s President and Principal Biostatistician Nicole C. Close, PhD, returned to her roots in February, participating in Juniata College’s Career Week. Invited by the...


February 10, 2012

EmpiriStat Sponsors Leading TBI Conference

The 2nd Annual Traumatic Brain Injury Conference, “Challenges and Opportunities in Preclinical and Clinical Development of New Diagnostics and Therapeutics,” has been scheduled for March...


January 15, 2012

EmpiriStat is Seeing Red

February is American Hearth Month. The Heart Truth awareness effort which was kicked off this year on February 3, 2012 with the annual National Wear Red Day, is aimed at getting people,...


December 16, 2011

Giving Back to Those Who Have Given So Much

Christmas brings to most people warm fuzzy thoughts of family and friends and memories of picking up the Christmas tree with Dad and eating Mom’s homemade cookies. But with so many moms and...


November 09, 2011

EmpiriStat Gears Up for Department of Defense’s Industry Days

Team EmpiriStat is heading to San Diego, California for the OMNIBUS III Industry Day, recently announced by the Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command for November 15-17,...


November 02, 2011

Taking the Magic Back to MAGI

EmpiriStat, Inc. made a return to clinical research’s fastest growing conference, the MAGI Clinical Research Conference – 2011 West, held October 23-26, 2011 at Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada. ...


October 21, 2011

EmpiriStat: Voted Best Place to Work in Frederick County

EmpiriStat, Inc., one of the region’s preeminent and most technologically-advanced clinical research organizations, was recognized on October 18, 2011 by the Frederick County (Maryland)...


September 14, 2011

For the Love of Dogs

Dogs. The mere mention of the word for most of us brings a grin and pleasant thoughts of furry, four-legged companions. Pop culture is rife with memorable and lovable canine critters, from the...


August 12, 2011

Even Better the Second Year!

From left: Emmaline DeMeritt, Devin Hunt, Amanda Waller, Dr. Nicole Close, Elena Woieichowska, John Kyle Apostolides, Keiko Sing For the second consecutive year Dr. Nicole C. Close,...


July 12, 2011

Whet Your Appetite with EmpiriStat’s News Feed

Do you feel like you spend too much time going back to your favorite website to stay abreast of updates? EmpiriStat has launched its Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeder providing you the...


July 07, 2011

Bringing in the Business: EmpiriStat’s President interviewed by SmartCEO

Despite what one might think, a large majority of the 20 million jobs created over the past 15 years have come from both newer and smaller companies.  In fact, two out of every three new jobs in...


June 06, 2011

Invisible Battle Wounds

(Contributed by Fawna L Start, BS, CCRC, Manager, Clinical Monitoring & Site Management) Sometimes called the “Signature Wound” of the war, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caused by...


May 25, 2011

Dr. Nicole C. Close celebrates as this year’s Entrepreneur Award Winner announced at the “12th Annual Women in Technology Awards Gala”

EmpiriStat, Inc. is pleased to announce that founder Dr. Nicole C. Close was named as the 2011 Entrepreneur Award winner at the Women in Technology (WIT) 12th Annual Leadership Awards on May 19, 2011...


April 06, 2011

Wellness is a State…. of Mind and Body

EmpiriStat’s President Dr. Nicole C. Close understands the importance of her colleague’s health and well-being, and knows that taking time to revitalize and recharge is not a selfish act,...


March 04, 2011

March 2011 Regulatory Update: A Note from EmpiriStat’s Senior Program Manager

Part of our mission at EmpiriStat is to guide and inform our collaborators of new regulatory updates in this ever-changing world of research. From drugs to devices, the rules, standards, and...


February 22, 2011

Eye on Education – Shaping Our Future Leaders Through High School Student Internships

 Education has been a big part of the President’s career and something she greatly believes in. EmpiriStat’s corporate approach and philosophy is that we all must continue to learn...


January 27, 2011

Notes from the African Continent: 2010-2011

“Sub-Saharan Africa is more heavily affected by HIV and AIDS than any other region of the world. An estimated 22.5 million people are living with HIV in the region - around two thirds of the...


December 31, 2010

Operation Happy Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for anyone, but especially for our country’s Service Members and their families. Saying goodbye to a loved one at the airport is never an easy task...


November 11, 2010


Whether Veteran’s Day is called Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, or as in Belgium, Day of Peace in the Flanders, we commemorate the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany...


September 20, 2010

Return to MAGI: Back by Popular Demand

  Dr. Nicole Close, EmpiriStat’s President, has been invited back to present at MAGI’s Clinical Research Conference -2010 West, being held at the Fairmont San Francisco, October...


August 09, 2010

The EmpiriStat Boot Camp Experience; Are you up for the challenge?

  EmpiriStat is proud to announce their new “Boot Camp Training Series”. With this new training initiative, EmpiriStat embarks on the next phase in the continuing campaign to...


July 30, 2010

EmpiriStat: Work Hard, Play Hard

(Contributed by Fawna Start) "Work hard, play hard."  We have all heard the motto but do we live by it? I have come to realize that it is much more than just a saying; it is a way...


June 03, 2010

Parlez-Vous Francais?

Whether you speak French or the borderless language of Biostatistics, make your way to Montpellier, France, for another exciting and informative annual conference of the International Society for...


May 07, 2010

Thinking Pink!

EmpiriStat is sending in its own “Pink Warriors” in the battle against Breast Cancer. While the country gears up for another year in raising awareness and funds for Breast Cancer research,...


April 15, 2010

Shaping the Future of Clinical Researchers, One Student at a Time

EmpiriStat’s corporate approach and philosophy is that we all must continue to learn throughout our lives and careers, and it is our professional duty to offer and provide education and...


April 06, 2010

EmpiriStat; Barking Up the Right Tree

At EmpiriStat we place a lot of weight on “doing the right thing” or moreover, being good corporate citizens. When EmpiriStat’s President asked the staff to think about what...


February 17, 2010

Join EmpiriStat in Boston for the MAGI Clinical Research Conference

EmpiriStat President Dr. Nicole Close is heading to Boston, Massachusetts for a speaking engagement at this year’s MAGI Clinical Research Conference-East, May 23-26, 2010, Sheraton Boston...


February 10, 2010

EmpiriStat to Present at 2010 SCT Annual Meeting

EmpiriStat, Inc. professionals have been recognized by their peers to conduct workshops at the 31st Annual Meeting for the Society for Clinic Trials and to present during the Annual Meeting. Dr....


October 02, 2009

Strategic Partnerships vs. Contract Engagements: The Benefits of Collaborating with a small, personalized CRO

EmpiriStat’s recent attendance and exhibition at the 2009 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference reinforced one of the key reasons that our company was founded.  Companies, small and large,...


September 02, 2009

Exhibiting at the PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference

  EmpiriStat is excited to be participating and exhibiting at the 2009 PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference in Washington, D.C., 14-18 September 2009. The Conference, held jointly by the...


August 26, 2009

EmpiriStat Invited to Participate on Johns Hopkins Panel

On Wednesday, 26 August 2009, EmpiriStat’s founder, Nicole C. Close, PhD, will join several other invited professionals at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI) for a panel to discuss...


August 14, 2009

EmpiriStat Collaborating with the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce

EmpiriStat, Inc. is proud to announce that we have joined the Frederick County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce. Organized in 1912, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce (FCCC) is a vital...


April 13, 2009

SCT Elects EmpiriStat President to Board of Directors

Dr. Nicole C. Close, founder and president of EmpiriStat, has been elected by her peers to a three-year position on the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) Board of Directors. In joining this...


April 01, 2009

New Director of Safety, Even More EmpiriStat Value

EmpiriStat is pleased to welcome Doug Domalik to our team as Director of Safety, thus expanding our already diverse field of expertise. A registered nurse with a Masters in Healthcare...


December 29, 2008

EmpiriStat is Heading to Miami for IADR

Come visit with us and support the advancement of oral health worldwide at the International Association for Dental Research Meeting at the Miami Beach Convention Center, April 1-4, 2009. We are...


December 10, 2008

EmpiriStat President Running for SCT Board

Dr. Nicole C. Close, founder and president of EmpiriStat, has been nominated by her peers for a three-year position on the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT) Board of Directors.  In hoping to join...


October 22, 2008

SAS® 9 Certified

EmpiriStat is proud to announce that our Manager of Statistical Programming, Devin Hunt has become a SAS® Certified Base Programmer for SAS®9 after successfully passing the examination during...


September 19, 2008

New Website Launched!

Empiristat, Inc. is proud to announce the launching of their new website today, September 19th 2008. Empiristat partnered with High Rock Studios for the creation of this new website....