Posts Categorized: Biostatistics News

Novel biostatistics methodology yields more efficient design and analysis of genomic studies

July 17, 2013   Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study,… Read more »

Novel biostatistics methodology yields more efficient design and analysis of genomic studies

July 17, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study, thereby… Read more »

New statistical tool will improve understanding of cancer genetics

  July 12, 2013 An article published in the July 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) describes the development of a new data-mining tool that will improve researchers’ understanding of cancer genetics.   Guanhua Chen Dr. Michael Kosorok The paper, “Biclustering with heterogeneous variance,” is co-authored by Guanhua Chen, biostatistics doctoral student… Read more »

New statistical tool will improve understanding of cancer genetics

July 12, 2013 An article published in the July 8 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) describes the development of a new data-mining tool that will improve researchers’ understanding of cancer genetics.   The paper, “Biclustering with heterogeneous variance,” is co-authored by Guanhua Chen, biostatistics doctoral student in the Gillings School of Global… Read more »

UNC toxicologists present NexGen tools to Canada’s national health agency

July 09, 2013 Members of the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Carolina Center for Computational Toxicology conducted a workshop at Health Canada, in Ottawa on June 25, to introduce public health workers to computational toxicology tools for Next Generation (NexGen) environmental risk assessment.Health Canada, similar to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,… Read more »

Lin receives prestigious MERIT Award to continue research in survival analysis

Dr. Danyu Lin, Dennis Gillings Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, has been awarded a competitive renewal of the prestigious Method to Extend Research in Time (MERIT) Award by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Danyu Lin Dr. Lin’s grant was originally funded by the… Read more »

Monaco, Weinberger presented with School’s highest honors for teaching, mentoring

May 20, 2013 Drs. Morris Weinberger (left) and Jane Monaco Jane Monaco, DrPH, clinical assistant professor of biostatistics, and Morris Weinberger, PhD, Vergil N. Slee Distinguished Professor of Healthcare Quality Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management, have received the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s highest awards for teaching and mentoring. The… Read more »

Study finds link between chemical air pollutants and cardiovascular diseases

May 15, 2013   A new study that utilizes a previous novel approach has revealed clues about certain chemical properties of air pollutants and their association with cardiovascular diseases.   Dr. Karin Yeatts The study applied quantitative ion character-activity relationships (QICAR) to estimate associations of human cardiovascular diseases with a set of metal properties commonly… Read more »

Public health students inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

April 02, 2013 Seven public health undergraduates at Gillings School of Global Public Health were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.The inducted students are Savan Kothadia, Thomas C. Lowrey and Madhulika Vulimiri, in health policy and management; Kevin K. Chu and Samantha Tulenko, in environmental… Read more »