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Biostatistics News

Two-decade decline: Rate of heart attack falls among black and white adults

  April 09, 2012   The incidence of heart attack among blacks and whites has dropped significantly over the past two decades, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the April 17 issue of Circulation, analyzed nearly 31,000… Read more »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »

Gene variations linked to intestinal blockage in newborns with cystic fibrosis

April 02, 2012   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers working as part of the International Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered several regions of the genome that may predispose cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to develop an intestinal blockage while still in the uterus.   Dr. Fred Wright Fred Wright, PhD, professor of biostatistics… Read more »

Sen receives honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Calcutta

Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics and professor of statistics and operations research, was presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree on March 22, 2012, at the University of Calcutta.    “This is a singular honor and very rare for statisticians,” said Michael Kosorok, Chair… Read more »

Sen awarded honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Calcutta

March 27, 2012     Dr. P.K. Sen accepts an honorary degree from his alma mater. Photo courtesy University of Calcutta. Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Calcutta on March… Read more »

North Carolina-based genetic resources fuel big scientific progress

February 29, 2012 Share   A series of 15 scientific papers published this week placed North Carolina at the epicenter of a scientific resource called the Collaborative Cross – a “library” of genetic diversity that scientists believe can help fast-track important discoveries about genetics and disease into new discoveries, tests and treatments that impact human… Read more »

School holds photo contest to collect images of public health in NC

February 20, 2012 Share   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced a photography competition that will celebrate public health in North Carolina. The contest is open to all current UNC students, faculty and staff members, alumni and friends. Photographs must be taken in North Carolina and will illustrate some aspect of life… Read more »

Eight faculty members win inaugural Teaching Innovation Awards

February 07, 2012 Share   Recipients of the Teaching Innovation Awards were (l-r) Drs. John Paul, Rebecca Fry, Amy Herring, Linda Adair, Charles Poole, Kurt Ribisl and Sherri Green. Awardee Dr. Diane Kelly is not pictured. Eight faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health – one from each academic unit at the… Read more »

School launches ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ Month in February

February 01, 2012 Share   Dr. Suzanne Maman, associate professor of health behavior and health education, listens to a student’s presentation. Members of the Academic Programs Committee at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced that the School will celebrate its inaugural Celebrate Teaching! Month in February. The decision to hold the series… Read more »

BIOS article wins ‘Best Paper in Biometrics’ award

February 01, 2012 Share   Yingqi Zhao An article by lead author and biostatistics doctoral student Yingqi Zhao has won the “Best Paper in Biometrics” award, presented by the International Biometric Society (IBS), which publishes the journal Biometrics. A committee of current and former co-editors of the journal selected Zhao’s “Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local… Read more »