Posts Categorized: School News

Westreich, Pence and Powers join epidemiology faculty

Sept. 5, 2013 The Gillings School’s Department of Epidemiology has recruited three new tenure-track faculty members who specialize in infectiousdiseases. They are Daniel Westreich, PhD (effective May 1), Brian Pence, PhD (effective July 1), and Kim Powers, PhD (effective Sept. 1). All three are alumni of the School. “These are very significant hires for the… Read more »

Faculty promotions announced

Aug. 22, 2013   Leaders at Gillings School of Global Public Health have announced recent faculty promotions as of Aug. 1, 2013.             Faculty members receiving promotions are: William Carpenter, PhD, associate professor of health policy and management, effective July 1 Yufeng Liu, PhD, professor of statistics and operations research,… Read more »

New director appointed at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Aug. 20, 2013   Norman (“Ned”) Sharpless, MD, will become the third director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, effective Jan. 1, 2014. He succeeds H. Shelton (“Shelley”) Earp, MD, who became deputy director of the cancer center in 1985 and director in 1997.   Sharpless, a Morehead Scholar and honors graduate of UNC… Read more »

Revised public health-focused engineering master’s to be offered in fall 2014

Aug. 13, 2013   The Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering has announced the fall 2014 debut of a revised Master of Science in Environmental Engineering (MSEE) degree program, which will focus on engineering practice within the context of public health.   Students will learn principles of public health and epidemiology, as well as environmental… Read more »

ESE’s Rick Luettich helps keep residents safe in coastal NC

  July 19, 2013 Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are helping North Carolinians better prepare for hurricanes and tropical storms through the use of advanced computing technology and collaboration with local and state emergency managers. Dr. Rick Luettich (Photo by Dan Sears) Rick Luettich, ScD, developer of the Advanced Circulation… Read more »

Gillings student, lecturer win dissertation awards

July 18, 2013   Shellie Ellis, MA, and Shelley Golden, PhD, are recipients of the 2013 Marci Kramish Campbell Dissertation Award, a competitive $5,000 prize to recognize excellence in dissertation research focused on cancer and the population sciences. Shellie Ellis Ellis, doctoral student in health policy and management at the Gillings School of Global Public… Read more »

Novel biostatistics methodology yields more efficient design and analysis of genomic studies

  July 17, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study,… Read more »

Novel biostatistics methodology yields more efficient design and analysis of genomic studies

July 17, 2013 Gillings School of Global Public Health biostatisticians have developed a novel approach to analyzing genetic traits in large cohorts. The technique allows researchers to correctly evaluate the associations between genetic variants and disease traits when only the subjects with the highest or lowest trait values were selected in a sequencing study, thereby… Read more »

Adair selected for Center for Scientific Review study section

July 16, 2013 Dr. Linda Adair Dr. Linda S. Adair, professor of nutrition at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been invited to serve as a member of the Center for Scientific Review’s Social Sciences and Population Studies A Study Section. Members are selected on the basis of their demonstrated competence and achievement… Read more »