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Biostatistics News

IMS Collections Publishes Volume in Honor of Dr. Sen

The first issue of the new Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Collections series has been published. Volume 1 in the series, Beyond Parametrics in Interdisciplinary Research: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Pranab K. Sen, is edited by N. Balakrishnan, Edsel Pena, and Mervyn J. Silvapulle. This volume covers “beyond parametrics” approaches which include nonparametrics, semi-parametrics,… Read more »

NISS Board of Trustees Named for 2008-09 Fiscal Year

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced its Board of Trustees members for the Fiscal 2008-2009 year. The Board approved the new members unanimously. Members of the board serve three-year terms. Joining the NISS Board of Trustees are: Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue University Keith Soper, Merck Clifford Spiegelman, Texas A&M University Michael Kosorok, University… Read more »

2008 Biostatistics Staff Awards

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: Deborah Marean (SRU), Jeff Oberhaus (CSCC), and Pingping Wu (CSCC). James… Read more »

Kupper Co-Authors Book

Dr. Lawrence L. Kupper, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, has recently co-authored a book with Dr. Stephen M. Rappaport of the University of California, Berkeley. Published in March of 2008, this book is entitled Quantitative Exposure Assessment, and it describes about two decades of published collaborative research work between Drs. Kupper and Rappaport describing state-of-the-art… Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported… Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April… Read more »

Leith and McGrew chosen for highly prized Greenberg and Barr awards

April 25, 2008 Dr. David Leith has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. The awardees were honored at the School of… Read more »

Researchers identify new cell targets for preventing growth of breast and other tumors

April 23, 2008 Researchers at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered new targets for cancer treatment aimed at blocking a key step in tumor progression. This step – the creation of new blood vessels – enables tumors to grow out of control and ultimately spread… Read more »

Bios Announces the 2007 Student and Alumni Award Recipients

  Dr. F. Dubois Bowman , PhD (2000), was the 2007 recipient of the James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Michael R. Kosorok, Chair and Professor, presented Dr. Bowman this award at the Bios Alumni Day held on Monday, April 14, 2008. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at… Read more »

Bios Announces James E. Grizzle Alumni Award Recipient (2008)

This year’s Foard Lecture and Bios Alumni Day will be held on Monday, April 14 at the Friday Center. The Grizzle lecture and Bios Alumni Day will start at 3:30 in the Windflower A&B. As in past years, the department will host a social at 3:30 PM followed by a seminar presentation by the winner… Read more »