Biostatistics

Amy Herring (left), associate chair of the biostatistics department, converses with students on the front lawn of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Amy Herring (left), associate chair of the biostatistics department, converses with students on the front lawn of McGavran-Greenberg Hall.

Our thriving biostatistics department is recognized as a worldwide leader in research and practice. Members of our faculty are interested both in development of statistical methodology and application of statistics in applied research. Collaboration is not only encouraged; it is expected. Your research projects likely will involve members of the Gillings School faculty, investigators at the UNC medical school and scientists at other organizations, including the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and biopharmaceutical companies.
 
Our research strengths include:

  • Development of new statistical methods to address pressing issues in medicine and public health sciences;
  • Design of innovative clinical trials that allow faster evaluation of new therapeutic agents;
  • Teamwork focused upon important public health concerns, including infectious diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity and drinking water safety; and
  • Utilization of strong quantitative skills to improve the health of human beings around the globe.
News

BIOS students receive awards for their research at ENAR in March 2014. See full story…

Dr. Ju-Hyun Park, MS, PhD  (2006, 2008), is the 2014 recipient of the James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award to be presented Thursday, April 10. 

Colin Begg, PhD, chairman & attending biostatistician in the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will present “The Study of Double Primary Malignancies: Statistical Ideas That Can Provide Unique Insights for Interpreting Epidemiologic Data”  on Wednesday, April 16 at 3:30 pm in 1301 McGavran-Greenberg Hall.