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Biostatistics’ Sen selected for prestigious Wilks Medal

April 20, 2010 Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, has been selected as this year’s winner of the American Statistical Association’s S.S. Wilks Medal. Sen will accept the award on Aug. 3 at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia.   Trained at Calcutta University,… Read more »

Three public health students tapped into UNC’s highest honorary society

April 20, 2010 Ryan Kingsbury Hannah Pollett Shane Capps The UNC Order of the Golden Fleece inducted UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health students Ryan Kingsbury, Hannah Pollet and Shane Capps at a tapping ceremony held Tuesday, March 23, at Forest Theater. Considered the highest honorary society at the University, the Golden Fleece selects… Read more »

Herring, Preisser, Zhou elected as ASA fellows

April 20, 2010 Dr. Amy Herring Dr. Haibo Zhou Dr. John Preisser Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been elected as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA).   Amy Herring, ScD, associate professor, John Preisser Jr., PhD, research professor, and Haibo Zhou, PhD, professor, will be inducted in… Read more »

Swenberg, Brostrom selected for Greenberg and Barr awards

April 19, 2010 James A. Swenberg, DVM, PhD, and Richard Brostrom, MD, MSPH, have received two of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s major awards for faculty and alumni.   Swenberg, recipient of the Bernard G. Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Brostrom, selected for the Harriet Hylton… Read more »

Biostatistics department ranked 4th in nation by U.S. News & World Report

April 15, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics has been ranked 4th highest biostatistics department in the nation and tied for 10th overall among doctoral programs in statistics, according to U.S. News & World Report. The new ranking will appear in the magazine’s May issue, which hits newsstands April 27,… Read more »

Ramalingam, biostatistics undergraduate, wins prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

April 15, 2010 Hari Ramalingam Sendhilnathan “Hari” Ramalingam, a junior majoring in biostatistics and biology, is one of three UNC students selected for the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship, one of the nation’s most prestigious for undergraduate study.   The awards go to outstanding college sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue careers in mathematics, the natural… Read more »

High costs, lack of insurance contribute to low rate of colorectal cancer screenings in U.S.

April 13, 2010 High out-of-pocket costs, lack of health insurance and limited access to care contribute to a relatively low rate of colorectal cancer screening in the United States, according to a new systematic review by researchers at the RTI International-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Evidence-based Practice Center.   The research, published in… Read more »

Randolph reappointed to national occupational safety committee

April 13, 2010 Susan Randolph Susan Randolph, MSN, RN, COHN-S FAAOHN, was recently reappointed to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) as a health representative for a second two-year term, beginning March 31, 2010. Randolph is a clinical assistant professor of occupational health nursing in the Public Health Leadership Program and… Read more »

Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Gillings Dissertation Awards

April 13, 2010 Two doctoral candidates at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Stephen Richardson and Natalie The, have received the first Gillings Dissertation Awards.   Stephen Richardson Richardson’s environmental sciences and engineering research explores solutions to soil contaminated by former manufactured-gas plants (of which the U.S. has at least 40,000). Richardson also… Read more »

Public health students recognized for work benefiting North Carolina

April 13, 2010 Gillings School of Global Public Health students earned four of 16 Impact Awards, presented by UNC’s Graduate School. The awards were presented at the graduate student recognition ceremony held April 8 at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.   Sponsored by the Graduate School’s Graduate Education Advancement Board, the Impact Awards recognize… Read more »