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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 »

June 05, 2012   Dr. Amy Herring Amy H. Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, accepted the 2012 Gertrude M. Cox Award on June 5 at the Washington Statistical Society annual dinner, held at RTI International in Washington, D.C. The Statistical Society and RTI jointly sponsor the award…. Read more »

June 01, 2012   Dr. Matthew Nelson Researchers at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have helped usher in a new understanding of genetic variants and disease by conducting one of the largest population studies of genome sequencing to date.   Matthew R. Nelson, PhD, adjunct associate professor of biostatistics and a principal scientific… Read more »

May 24, 2012 Research that compares the effectiveness of different cancer treatments should be accelerated – and the findings promoted and accepted – according to a recent study led by scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   For the review article “Data for Cancer Comparative Effectiveness Research,” published April 20 in… Read more »

  May 22, 2012     Biostatistics professor Amy Herring (left) with master’s student Katie Garcia More North Carolina women are getting mammograms and colonoscopies, but fewer are receiving first-trimester prenatal care.   Those are some of the findings of the Center for Women’s Health Research’s (CWHR) 2012 North Carolina Women’s Health Report Card, which… Read more »

May 21, 2012 Nineteen of the 290 Buckley Public Service Scholars who graduated on May 13 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were public health students at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health.They are Alexander Christian (biostatistics); Mary Aaroe, Kelli Paice and Ann Suk (environmental sciences and engineering); Rachel Baum, Phylicia… Read more »

May 18, 2012   UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two of its most prestigious faculty awards during the School’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12.Suzanne Maman, PhD, associate professor of health behavior and health education, received the McGavran Award for Excellence in Teaching, and Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished… Read more »

May 16, 2012   Every child on the playground thinks she’s invincible. Watch one swinging skyward; another, rock climbing. In our adult lives, despite accidents, injuries and violence, we all too often live as if we were invincible, too. But through all stages of life, we need protective policies and practices to reduce chances of… Read more »