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Biostatistics News

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Zeng awarded Fellow status by Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Dr. Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of this year’s Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellows. He and the other honorees will be recognized at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the 73rd IMS Annual Meeting… Read more »

Zelman and Herring honored for teaching, mentoring

May 10, 2010 Dr. Felicia Mebane (center) recognizes Drs. Zelman and Herring (standing) as recipients of the School’s Larsh and McGavran awards. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two prestigious faculty awards during the School’s 70th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. William Zelman, PhD, professor of health policy and management, received… Read more »

Patients with IBS commonly use narcotics, study finds

May 04, 2010 Doctors often unnecessarily treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) with narcotics, according to a study led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.   “This course of treatment is generally inadvisable because it does not improve functional status and may have adverse long term effects,” said study lead author Spencer D…. Read more »

Preventing HPV might lower risk of HIV infection in men

April 28, 2010 Men infected with human papillomavirus (HPV) are at greater risk of becoming infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than men who are not HPV positive, according to researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Preventing HPV infection could be a way to slow the HIV epidemic, the researchers… Read more »

Herring, Preisser, Zhou elected as ASA fellows

April 20, 2010 Dr. Amy Herring Dr. Haibo Zhou Dr. John Preisser Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been elected as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA).   Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor, John Preisser Jr., PhD, research professor, and Haibo Zhou, PhD, professor, will be inducted in… Read more »

Sen wins prestigious ASA Samuel S. Wilks award for 2010

Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics and professor of statistics and operations research, is the 2010 winner of the American Statistical Association’s Samuel S. Wilks Award. Sen is the 46th recipient of this award, and the first recipient from UNC Chapel Hill’s Department of Biostatistics. Norman… Read more »

Biostatistics department ranked 4th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

April 15, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics has been ranked 4th highest biostatistics department in the nation and tied for 10th overall among doctoral programs in statistics, according to U.S. News & World Report. The new ranking will appear in the magazine’s May issue, which hits newsstands April 27,… Read more »

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2010 Hari Ramalingam Sendhilnathan “Hari” Ramalingam, a junior majoring in biostatistics and biology, is one of three UNC students selected for the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduate study.   The awards go to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural… Read more »

Dustin Long wins University Teaching Award

Biostatistics PhD student Dustin Long has been selected as a 2010 recipient of the prestigious Tanner Teaching Assistants Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. Long will be presented with his award at a banquet to be held at the Carolina Club on April 15, 2010. congratulations to Dustin for this wonderful and deserving honor!