Biostatistics News

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 »

Early neglect predicts aggressive behavior in children

April 07, 2008 Children who are neglected before their second birthday display higher levels of aggressive behavior between ages 4 and 8, according to a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study, published today in the journal Pediatrics. Early child neglect may be as important as child abuse for predicting aggressive behavior, researchers say…. Read more »

Inactive kids face six-fold risk of heart disease by teen years, study finds

April 04, 2008 Young children who lead inactive lifestyles are five-to-six times more likely to be at serious risk of heart disease, with that degree of danger emerging as early as their teenage years, according to a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The findings, published Friday, April… Read more »

FDA’s Temple to speak on clinical trials on March 6

February 26, 2008 photo, Dr. Robert Temple Robert Temple, MD, often described as one of the most influential officials in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s drug regulatory process, will speak at the UNC School of Public Health at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in the Rosenau Auditorium (133 Rosenau Hall). As director of the… Read more »