Posts Categorized: Biostatistics News

Kupper receives 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award for lifetime achievement

February 22, 2007 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Wednesday, Feb. 21, announced recipients of the 2007 distinguished teaching awards, the highest campus-wide recognition for teaching excellence.   Photograph of Dr. Lawrence Kupper   Dr. Lawrence Kupper, professor in biostatistics, School of Public Health, received the Mentor Award for Lifetime Achievement, which… Read more »

Carolina First Campaign exceeds $2 billion goal with $50 million gift from Dennis and Joan Gillings

February 21, 2007 More than $2 billion and counting. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill surged past its $2 billion goal for the Carolina First Campaign Feb. 21 – with more than 10 months to spare and the single largest commitment in university history pushing the drive into its closing months. Photograph of… Read more »

Dennis and Joan Gillings commit $50 million

February 21, 2007 Largest single pledge in UNC history to accelerate innovation at School of Public Health   Photograph of Joan and Dennis Gillings Dr. Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, have committed $50 million to the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, UNC Chancellor James Moeser… Read more »

Bayesian Biostatistics Workshop

The Department of Biostatistics at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a workshop in Bayesian Biostatistics, co-sponsored by SAS Institute, that will showcase new options for Bayesian analysis coming soon to users of SAS software. The workshop will be held May 17-18, 2007, on the historic UNC campus. Led by Joseph… Read more »

UNC announces 2006-07 recipients of endowed distinguished professorships

February 13, 2007 In the past year, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill named 35 faculty members – three from the School of Public Health – to endowed professorships. These designations, created through gifts to the university, recognize excellence in teaching and research. A key goal of the university’s Carolina First Campaign is… Read more »

Newborn brains grow vision and movement regions first

February 07, 2007 The regions of the brain that control vision and other sensory information grow dramatically in the first few months following birth, while the area that controls abstract thought experiences very little growth during the same period, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. The researchers discovered that the back… Read more »

Unraveling disparities

December 13, 2006 UNC researchers uncover perplexing questions about how race and ethnicity affect health, and develop new tools to help tackle health disparities Heart disease, cancer and cerebrovascular diseases (including stroke) are the three leading causes of death in the United States. All three are more common among African-Americans and Hispanics than whites, according… Read more »

Working with communities to overcome health disparities

  December 13, 2006 A farmer examines his crop Working with and within communities is an integral part of the UNC School of Public Health’s efforts and long-term commitment to eliminate health disparities. Since our School’s inception in 1940, our students and faculty have engaged with communities across North Carolina and around the world to… Read more »

Biostatistics professor Suchindran enhances UNC-Peking University health-care collaboration

November 20, 2006 Photograph of Dr. Chirayath Suchindran with colleagues in Beijing Dr. Chirayath Suchindran, professor of Biostatistics at the School of Public Health, gave two presentations last month at Peking University in Beijing, China. Suchindran delivered a paper at the Beijing Forum 2006 and lectured at the Institute of Population Research of Peking University…. Read more »

Adolescent girls more active if neighborhoods have parks

November 17, 2006 Adolescent girls who live within half a mile of a public park are significantly more physically active than other girls, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers have found. Photograph of Dr. Diane Catellier The study found that physical activity was higher for girls who lived within a mile of parks… Read more »