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Biostatistics News

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 »

Bios announces James E. Grizzle Alumni Award recipient (2013)

  This year’s Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture and Bios Alumni Day will be held on Thursday, April 11 at the Friday Center. The Grizzle Lecture and Bios Alumni Day will start at 3:30pm. As in past years, the department will host a social at 3:30 PM followed by a seminar presentation by the… Read more »

Genes that control nervous system development play a role in gum disease

March 05, 2013 By simultaneously investigating millions of gene variants in more than 5,000 individuals, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill reveal that genes responsible for nervous system development and immune function also play a role in an insidious gum disease known as chronic periodontitis.The work is the first genome-wide association… Read more »

School leaders welcome new faculty members, announce promotions

March 01, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health representatives have announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period July 2012 to Feb. 1, 2013. Promotions during the period include: Gregory Characklis, PhD, professor of environmental sciences and engineering, effective July 1, 2012; Penny Gordon-Larsen, PhD, professor of nutrition, effective Feb. 1; Jessica… Read more »

Das awarded 2013 P.K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Dr. P.K. Sen The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Dr. Kalyan Das from the University of Calcutta, India to the biostatistics department as the 2013 P. K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor in Biostatistics. Das is visiting our department from January 11 to June 30, 2013, during which time he will conduct research,… Read more »

Pinheiro awarded 2012 P.K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professorship

Dr. P.K. Sen  The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill wishes to welcome Dr. Aluisio Pinheiro from the University of Campinas, Brazil to the biostatistics department as the 2012 P. K. Sen Distinguished Visiting Professor in Biostatistics. Pinheiro will come to Chapel Hill to conduct research, give lectures and interact with faculty, students, and… Read more »

New look at old study casts doubt on value of vegetable fats for heart health

February 08, 2013   A new analysis of data missing from a study that ended more than 40 years ago casts doubt on current dietary advice about vegetable fats and heart health.   The clinical trial, published online Feb. 5 in the British Journal of Medicine [pdf], shows that replacing saturated animal fats with linoleic… Read more »

Eight faculty members hailed as teaching innovators; celebration events continue through February

January 30, 2013 The Gillings School of Global Public Health community gathered in the Armfield Atrium on Jan. 29 to applaud eight faculty members – one from each academic unit at the School – who were selected by their students to receive the School’s second annual Teaching Innovation Awards.   This year’s Teaching Innovation Award… Read more »