We would like to introduce our new consultant in the BERD team, Dr. Alex Dmitrienko, who is the Founder and President of Mediana LLC. Dr. Dmitrienko has been involved in clinical trial statistics for over 20 years and, prior to founding Mediana, worked at Quintiles (Vice President, Innovation Unit) and at Lilly (Research Advisor, Advanced Analytics). He has been actively involved in biostatistical research and has published over 100 papers on key topics in clinical trial statistics, including multiple comparisons, subgroup analysis, adaptive designs, and clinical trial optimization. He has authored/edited two SAS Press books (Analysis of Clinical Trials Using SAS [two editions] and Pharmaceutical Statistics Using SAS) and two Chapman and Hall/CRC Press books (Multiple Testing Problems in Pharmaceutical Statistics and Clinical Trial Optimization Using R). Dr. Dmitrienko has served as an Associate Editor for The American Statistician, Biometrics and Statistics in Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association.