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Biostatistics News

  Dr. Robert Tibshirani The Bernard Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series spotlights excellence in the field of biostatistics. This year’s speaker and award recipient is Dr. Robert John Tibshirani, Professor of public health sciences and statistics, Stanford University. The series will take place June 6 and 7, 2012 in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Auditorium, Michael… Read more »

The Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series was held May 19-20. This year’s speaker was Dr. Norman E. Breslow, Professor of Biostatistics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. There were three lectures over the two day period, all held in the Blue Cross Blue Shield Memorial Auditorium, 0001 Michael Hooker Research… Read more »

May 08, 2012 The rapid shift from nomadic life to modern-day culture in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has exposed the population to significant indoor air quality risks that can lead to respiratory illness, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health. With… Read more »

May 03, 2012 Dr. Joseph G. Ibrahim Joseph G. Ibrahim, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, was appointed recently as coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA) and editor of JASA‘s section on Applications and Case Studies. As coordinating editor, Ibrahim will work with the editors of the journal’s other two… Read more »

Dr. Joseph Ibrahim Joseph Ibrahim, PhD, Alumni Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, has been appointed as the next coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association (JASA), and also the editor of JASA’s section on Applications & Case Studies. As coordinating editor, Ibrahim with work with the editors of JASA’s other two sections —… Read more »

  April 18, 2012 William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, and Gary G. Koch, PhD, were honored with the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s most prestigious awards for alumni and faculty at a ceremony preceding the annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 17. Rutala, who earned master’s and doctoral degrees at… Read more »

April 17, 2012 A treatment for localized prostate cancer known as Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) does a better job at reducing certain side effects and preventing cancer recurrence than conventional conformal radiation therapy (CRT), according to a study published in the April 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).The study, titled… Read more »

  April 09, 2012   The incidence of heart attack among blacks and whites has dropped significantly over the past two decades, according to a new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   The study, published online and scheduled to appear in the April 17 issue of Circulation, analyzed nearly 31,000… Read more »

April 09, 2012 The loss of farm land, limited HIV resources, stroke evaluation, tick bites, motor-vehicle crashes and postpartum depression comprise the issues researched by six former and current public health graduate students who received Impact Awards from UNC’s Graduate School earlier this month.   The awards recognize students whose research may improve the lives… Read more »

April 02, 2012   University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers working as part of the International Cystic Fibrosis Consortium have discovered several regions of the genome that may predispose cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to develop an intestinal blockage while still in the uterus.   Dr. Fred Wright Fred Wright, PhD, professor of biostatistics… Read more »