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Biostatistics News

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!  

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »

Kosorok leads NIH-sponsored research to improve clinical trials, speed new cancer therapies

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Duke University and North Carolina State University (NC State) have teamed up to find ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer treatments, effectively getting better and more personalized new therapies to cancer patients sooner.    The researchers have been awarded a $12.5… Read more »

Kosorok leads NIH-sponsored research to improve clinical trials, speed new cancer therapies

April 07, 2010 Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University and N.C. State University have teamed up to find ways to design more powerful clinical trials for cancer treatments, effectively getting better and more personalized new therapies to cancer patients sooner.   The researchers have been awarded a $12.5 million,… Read more »

Zhu awarded $1.3 million from National Institute of Mental Health

Hongth Zhu, PhD, Associate Professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Dr. Hongtu Zhu Biostatistics, has been awarded an R01 grant worth over $1.3 million from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop statistical methods for detecting morphological differences of cortical and subcortical structures across time between schizophrenia and… Read more »

Geiger chosen to present School’s commencement address

  March 19, 2010 Dr. H. Jack Geiger The man credited with founding the nation’s first rural community health center – and inspiring a generation of public health leaders – will address the 2010 graduates of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.   Human rights activist, physician and epidemiologist H. Jack Geiger will… Read more »