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Preventing accidents, injuries and violence

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 »

2012 Bernard G. Greenberg Distinguished Lecture Series

  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 »

2008 Greenberg Lectures

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 »

Culturally sensitive research in United Arab Emirates pinpoints indoor air quality risks

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 »

Ibrahim receives dual ASA appointments

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 »

Ibrahim appointed as coordinating editor of the Journal of the American Statistical Association

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 »

Rutala, Koch selected for Barr, Greenberg awards

  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 »

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy optimal for localized prostate cancer

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 »

Two-decade decline: Rate of heart attack falls among black and white adults

  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 »

Six public health students receive The Graduate School’s 2012 Impact Awards

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 »