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Biostatistics News

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 »

Older women with normal T-scores may not need bone mineral density screening for 15 years

  January 15, 2012 The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and other organizations have recommended that women ages 65 and older be routinely screened for osteoporosis using bone mineral density (BMD) screening. However, how often women should be screened is a topic that remains controversial and undecided, with no definitive scientific evidence to provide guidance.Now… Read more »

U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health Koh will speak at School’s May commencement

January 06, 2012 Share   Dr. Howard Koh Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, will present the commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 12 at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena. “Howard Koh is one of… Read more »