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Biostatistics News

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 »

May 10, 2006 Hae Young Kim has been selected to receive an honorable mention award, titled The GEAB Award, in the Graduate Eucation Advancement Board impact Award Competition for her research project on group testing. This award, sponsored by The Graduate School’s external advancement board of private citizens, recognizes outstanding graduate student research of particular… Read more »

May 03, 2006 Research Associate Professor John Preisser was the lead biostatistician on an award-winning research project on migrant farm workers. The study “Reducing the Impact of Green Tobacco Sickness among Latino Farm workers” was the recipient of the 2006 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Innovative Research Award (http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/nora/symp06/award06.html). The NORA Liaison Committee, in cooperation… Read more »

January 23, 2006 In order to conform to new CEPH( Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation standards, the MPH program in the Department of Biostatistics will be revised to require a minimum of 42 hours(up from current requirement of 36 credit hours). This change will be effective for Fall 2006 and later.For further information… Read more »

August 05, 2005 Lisa LaVange has been appointed the new Director of the CSCC as well as Professor of the Practice of Biostatistics, effective September 6. Dr. LaVange received a B.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to her appointment, Dr. LaVange served as Vice President of Biostatistics at Quintiles,… Read more »

July 26, 2005 Joseph Ibrahim, Professor of Biostatistics, has won a competing renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute. This grant is titled “Inference in Regression Models with Missing Covariates” and will be funded for four years. Total dollar amount for 3 years is $608,976. This grant includes a subcontract to Ming-Hui Chen at the… Read more »