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Biostatistics News

SPIROMICS Genomics and Informatics Center awarded to CSCC

April 27, 2009 The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC) in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics was selected by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to coordinate a study looking at patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The contract spans… Read more »

UNC receives $2.7 million NIH grant to continue AIDS research training program

April 23, 2009 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has received $2.7 million from the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to train HIV/AIDS researchers in China, Malawi and Cameroon. Dr. Ada Adimora Dr. Ada Adimora is principal investigator on the grant, which supports long- and short-term HIV/AIDS research… Read more »

Six from public health receive Impact Awards for research benefitting North Carolina

April 21, 2009 Other graduate student honors and awards also recognized by The Graduate School, public health school departments In an April 20 ceremony, The Graduate School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recognized the achievements of more than 300 students, whose scholarship, research and service, in the words of Dr. Steve… Read more »

New Gillings Innovation Laboratory for Biostatistics

Recent advances in the study of human genetic variation and its relationship with disease represent some of the most important findings in the history of medicine and public health. The development and application of appropriate statistical methods is key to these advances. Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Danyu Lin The goal of this innovation laboratory, led… Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the… Read more »

Jane Monaco Awarded New Grant

Dr. Jane Monaco has received funding for the project, “North Carolina High School Students: Learning about Biostatistics, the Discipline and the Job Opportunities.” This project will expose many North Carolina high school students currently taking AP Statistics to the opportunities available to study biostatistics as well as careers in biostatistics. The funding is part of… Read more »

New merit scholarship will support multiple years of study

February 16, 2009 A faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and his wife have funded a new, multi-year scholarship for doctoral students in the School.  Carolyn and Gary Koch The Gary G. and Carolyn J. Koch Merit Scholarship in Public Health will grant an annual stipend of $25,000, for up… Read more »

2009 ENAR Biostatistics Alumni Reception

This year’s annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society is being held in San Antonio, TX, March 15-18, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The UNC Biostatistics alumni reception is set for Monday the 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in Bowie Room B. Although we are not… Read more »

UNC study finds ‘alarming increase’ in prevalence of chronic low back pain

February 10, 2009 The proportion of people suffering from long-term, impairing low back pain has more than doubled in North Carolina since the early 1990s, according to a new study.What’s more, researchers believe the increase may be indicative of a similar trend across the country. In the study, published in the Feb. 9, 2009, issue… Read more »

New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment

February 09, 2009 Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.J.S. Marron, PhD, Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor of… Read more »