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Top 10 in 2012: The year’s most-read news stories January 02, 2013   One of the most-read news articles on the Gillings School of Global Public Health website in 2012 was accompanied by a photograph of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shaking the hand of a Gillings faculty member. The faculty member in the… Read more »

Donglin Zeng, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biostatistics, has won the American Statistical Association’s Gottfried E. Noether Young Scholar Award, established in 1999 to recognize distinguished researchers and teachers and to support research in nonparametric statistics. Zeng will receive the award at the annual meeting in Denver, August 3-7. Read more at www.amstat.org…. Read more »

July 26, 2012 Dr. Jennifer S. Smith A new study led by researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health strengthens the argument for human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination in men. The research showed that the vaccine, which targets the two most common strains of the virus (HPV 16 and 18) likely would not cause… Read more »

  July 23, 2012   Dr. Penny Gordon-Larsen More than three-quarters of Chinese adults have at least one risk factor for Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease, according to new data in a long-term study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers and published July 19 in the journal Obesity. Rates of hypertension,… Read more »

Dr. Michael Hudgens Michael Hudgens, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics, will be inducted as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association at the 2012 Joint Statistical Meetings later this summer in San Diego, California. Nominated by their peers, ASA Fellows are members of established reputation who have made outstanding contributions in some aspect of statistical… Read more »

Yingqi Zhao Yingqi Zhao, biostatistics doctoral student at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the Jiann-Ping Hsu Pharmaceutical and Regulartory Sciences Student Paper Award. Zhao presented her research and received the award at the 21st Applied Statistics Symposium of the International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) held in Boston, MA on June 26,… Read more »

July 10, 2012 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced new faculty members and faculty promotions for the period from January to June 2012.   Promotions during the period include: Jamie Bartram, PhD, Holzworth Distinguished Professor, environmental sciences and engineering, effective May 1; Marisa Domino, PhD, professor, health policy and management, effective June… Read more »

June 28, 2012 Courtney Sanford is a Bachelor of Science in Public Health student in biostatistics. This profile of her appeared June 11 on the UNC website. Looking at Courtney Sanford’s résumé, it is clear that she has a talent for innovation. Sanford, who grew up in Hendersonville, Tenn., but graduated from Walton High School… Read more »

June 25, 2012   Dr. Liza Makowski A diet based on American junk food could lead to more obesity-induced inflammation than a diet high in animal fat, according to a new study published June 12 in the Public Library of Science One (PLoS ONE).   The study analyzed inflammatory responses in rats fed different diets:… Read more »

June 13, 2012   Dr. Anastasia Ivanova A recent clinical trial testing a combination therapy for basal-like (also known as triple-negative) breast cancer demonstrates that a combination of two drugs with promising preclinical results is not as effective as researchers had hoped. Anastasia Ivanova, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global… Read more »