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British Medical Journal: UNC study finds numerous virgin births reported in US since mid-1990s

Dec. 17, 2013 The prestigious British Medical Journal has published a study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers that found numerous pregnancies reported by self-described virgins in The United States since the mid 1990s. The researchers, led by a team from UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, discovered 45 “virgin pregnancies”… Read more »

Kosorok awarded Kenan Professorship

Dec. 2, 2013 Michael Kosorok, PhD, chair of the biostatistics department at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, was named a W.R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor, effective July 1. The Kenan Professorship is an endowed faculty position awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Kosorok joined… Read more »

McKee Receives Excellence in Management Award

BIOS is pleased to congratulate Evie McKee, one of two university-wide winners of the Excellence in Management Award. The Excellence in Management Award is designed to recognize meritorious and distinguished accomplishments in management at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As noted in her nomination letters, “Evie’s hard work, complete competence and willingness… Read more »

Faculty promotions announced

Aug. 22, 2013   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced recent faculty promotions as of Aug. 1, 2013.             Faculty members receiving promotions are: William Carpenter, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management, effective July 1 Yufeng Liu, PhD, professor of statistics and operations research,… Read more »

How to be an entrepreneur in your internship

Aug. 20, 2013 Courtney Sanford, bachelor’s student in biostatistics at Gillings School of Global Public Health, spent the summer as a social impact intern with LinkedIn, in a program called LinkedIn for Good. Her essay, reprinted below, was posted Aug. 2 as part of a series of blog posts by LinkedIn interns. Sanford’s minor course… 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,… 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,… 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 »