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Dr Charlotte Wilhelm-Benartzi

Dr Charlotte Wilhelm-Benartzi

Research Fellow - Statistics

Email
wilhelm-benartzic@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2068 7475
Campuses
511, Neuadd Meirionnydd, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4YS
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Research Fellow in Statistics at the Centre for Trials Research with over 15 years' experience working in cancer; specifically in the laboratory, epidemiological, bioinformatics, biostatistics and clinical trial settings. I was formerly portfolio lead in Hematological Oncology and am now working with Professor Mander in the designing, methods creation and conduction of complex trial designs in type 1 diabetes through the INNODIA global partnership.

My particular area of interest is in trials methodology, namely in the creation of novel biomarker-driven designs for use in clinical trials.

Biography

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Brown University, Providence, RI. USA (Sept ‘08- May’11): PhD Epidemiology in Molecular Cancer Epidemiology (Epigenetics)
  • Brown University, Providence, RI. USA (Sept ‘05- May ‘07): Masters in Public Health
  • McGill University, Montreal, Canada (Sept ‘00 – June ‘05): Bachelors in Science in Microbiology and Immunology

CAREER OVERVIEW

  • Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff, UK (August '17-present): Research Fellow-Statistics
  • Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff, UK (Oct’16-August '17): Research Associate-Statistics
  • Imperial College’s Clinical Trials Unit-Cancer, London, UK (Jan’15-May’16): Research Fellow-Clinical Trials Statistician
  • Imperial College’s Department of Surgery and Cancer Epigenetics Unit, London, UK (May’11-Dec ‘14): Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics-Career break 12/2013-5/2014 for Birth of Child
  • Brown University’s Center for Population Health & Clinical Epidemiology, Providence, RI, USA  (June’07-August‘08): Research Assistant
  • Thesis Research at the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, USA (January’06-May’07): Principal Researcher of a primary data collection cohort study
  • Lifespan-a Rhode Island, Miriam, Newport and Bradley Hospitals partner. Strategic Planning Department, Providence, RI, USA (July ’05-May’07): Healthcare Planner and Strategic Analyst Intern
  • The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/UMDNJ, New Brunswick, NJ, USA (May 03 – Aug '03, June 02 – Aug ’02): Laboratory Technician

Honours and awards

  • Member of Bloodwise Clinical Trials Committee (Aug’18-present)
  • Co-I CRUK Clinical Research Committee - Clinical Trials Unit - Programme Award Core funding £5.5million (Sep ‘18-Sep ’23)
  • Cardiff University FLICR fellow - Aspiring Fellowships fast-track initiative £7000 (Mar ’17-Feb’19)
  • Co-I NIHR Research Methods Fellowship and Internship £88,856.52 (Award Ref: NIHR–RMFI–2015–06-08:                   June’15-August '17)
  • Faculty panel ECMC Junior Investigator Network Group: Training the Next Generation (Jan’16)
  • Fellowship award for the 23th Congress of the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Barcelona £500       (Sept’11)

Academic positions

  • Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff, UK (August '17-present): Research Fellow-Statistics
  • Cardiff University’s Centre for Trials Research, Cardiff, UK (Oct’16-August '17): Research Associate-Statistics
  • Imperial College’s Clinical Trials Unit-Cancer, London, UK (Jan’15-May’16): Research Fellow-Clinical Trials Statistician
  • Imperial College’s Department of Surgery and Cancer Epigenetics Unit, London, UK (May’11-Dec ‘14): Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics-Career break 12/2013-5/2014 for Birth of Child
  • Brown University’s Center for Population Health & Clinical Epidemiology, Providence, RI, USA  (June’07-August‘08): Research Assistant

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Teaching

I have a been a presenter in Imperial College London’s MRes Cancer Biology Cancer Informatics Course since November 2015 to the present. 

I hold a patent, namely the Intrapartum App, in collaboration TM Eggebø, WA Hassan, S Usman, KA Salvesen, and CC Lees along with Imperial Innovations.

Supervision

Past projects

  • PhD students co-supervision Statistical at Imperial College London Department of Surgery and Cancer:
    • Phelps D                                                                                                        (Jun ’13-Jan’18)
    • Passey A.                                                                                                       (Oct’13-Nov’16)
    • Davis K.                                                                                                          (Oct’13-Nov’16)
    • Wilson A.                                                                                                        (Feb’13-Aug’15)
    • Borley J.                                                                                                          (May’11-Aug ‘13)
  • Masters students supervision at Imperial College London:
    • Meredith M. NIHR Research Methods Fellowship  (Oct ‘15-Aug 2017)
    • Passey A. “Methylation as a novel biomarker for patient prognosis, development of chemoresistance and response to targeted therapies”. MRes Cancer Biology Imperial College   (Apr’13-Aug’13)
    • o Lu H. “Validation of candidate chemo-resistance biomarker in ovarian cancer”. MRes Cancer Biology Imperial College                                                                                      (Dec’12-Apr’13)
    • o Paracha S. “Validation of potential epigenetic prognostic biomarkers, found in previous assays in the SCOTROC1 phase III clinical trial, using bisulphite pyrosequencing”. MSc Human Molecular Genetics Imperial College                                                   (Feb’12-Aug’12)