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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 »

October 12, 2006 A $22 million federal contract to coordinate a nationwide health study of Hispanics in the United States has been awarded to the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Hispanic Community Healthy Study will examine the impact of acculturation – adapting to life in a… Read more »

September 15, 2006 Four students and one alumnus from the School of Public Health recently returned from Cambodia, where they helped provide safer drinking water to 1200 students at a primary school outside Phnom Penh. Members of Engineers Without Borders, including Joe Brown, Josh Hunn, Reed Palmer, Jamie Perin and Angella Rinehold, worked with the… Read more »

Dr. Michael Kosorok, Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, has won a new grant from the National Cancer Institute titled “Semiparametric and Empirical Process Methods in Oncology.” This grant will be funded for three years. Total dollar amount for 3 years is $651,222. The long-term goal of the proposed project is to develop flexible semiparametric analysis… Read more »

Dr. Michael Kosorok, Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He received the award at the Joint Statistical Meeting in Seattle, Washington in August. Dr. Kosorok was elected for theoretical and applied contributions to empirical processes and semiparametric methods, particularly in event-time analysis, clinical trials, and… Read more »

The American Statistical Association has announced the results of the ASA 2006 Annual Election of Officers. Jianwen Cai and Paul Stewart of Biostatistics have been elected to serve. Dr. Cai, Ph.D., a Professor in Biostatistics, will serve as Secretary/Treasury for the Biometrics Section, while Dr. Stewart, Ph.D., also a Professor in Biostatistics, will serve as… Read more »

July 06, 2006 The Department of Biostatistics ASA Alumni Reception was held this year in Seattle, Washington. The Grand Hyatt Seattle hosted the event on Monday, August 7, 2006 in the H-Leonesa Ballroom I. This was an especially exciting time for the department. It gave the alumni an opportunity to visit and find out what… Read more »

May 16, 2006 Dr. Doug Schaubel, Ph.D. 2002, is the 2005 recipient of the James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Jianwen Cai, Interim Biostatistics Chair and Professor, presented Dr. Schaubel with this award at the Bios Alumni Day held on Monday, April 3, 2006. Dr. Schaubel presented a lecture following the awards ceremony titled… Read more »

May 16, 2006 Dr. Fei Zou, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, has won a new grant from the National Institutes of Health. This grant is titled “Robust Methods for Complex Trait Association Mapping” and will be funded for four years. Total dollar amount for 4 years is $817,600. The objectives of this research are to address… Read more »

May 10, 2006 The Department of Biostatistics recently recognized staff members for achievements during the year through the Star Heels awards program. This program, sponsored by TIAA-CREF, allows departments to award a $25 gift certificate to a deserving employee. The following employees are our Star Heels winners: Anna Hoffmeyer, Calling Room Supervisor (SRU); Lisa Gravens-Mueller,… Read more »