Biostatistics News

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 »

Global health technology innovator to speak at spring commencement

January 03, 2013   Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit, executive director and co-founder of Medic Mobile, a nongovernmental organization that employs mobile technologies to improve health care in challenging settings, has been selected as keynote speaker for the Gillings School of Global Public Health spring 2013 commencement, to be held Saturday, May 11, at 1 p.m…. Read more »

Teens’ sexual behavior may not predict reproductive health outcomes in young adulthood

December 21, 2012 A study by an alumna of Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and two faculty members at the School has found that most teens’ first sexual experiences may not be strongly linked to reproductive health outcomes later in life, as had been thought… Read more »

Teaching Innovations Awards fund new opportunities in six public health classes

  December 20, 2012   “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science,” Albert Einstein wrote.   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill have aimed for those new possibilities… Read more »

Cardiovascular disease risk found to be high among US Hispanics/Latinos

November 09, 2012   Heart disease risk factors are widespread among Hispanic/Latino adults in the United States according to a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).   Dr. Jianwen Cai The study, titled “Prevalence of Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Diseases Among Hispanic/Latino Individuals of Diverse Background in the… Read more »

PK Sen honored as featured speaker at Pfizer Colloquium

  Dr. PK Sen Pranab Kumar Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health, will be the featured speaker at the 23rd Pfizer Colloquium Series at the University of Connecticut-Storrs. The two-day event begins Thursday, Nov. 1. The Pfizer Colloquia by Distinguished Statisticians… Read more »

Herring presented with APHA’s distinguished Spiegelman Award

October 31, 2012 Dr. Amy Herring Amy Herring, ScD, professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has received the prestigious Mortimer Spiegelman Award from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) statistics section. Herring was recognized Oct. 30 at APHA’s 140th annual meeting and exposition in San Francisco. The award is named… Read more »

Using calcium supplements won’t improve bones, study finds

October 26, 2012 Boosting calcium intake, especially from supplements, won’t improve bone mass, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (PDF). Dr. John Anderson John J.B. Anderson, PhD, nutrition professor emeritus at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, led the study, which assessed benefits of… Read more »