Country-level performance on public health, human rights and international development goals is notoriously hard to measure. Recently, three researchers from the Water Institute at UNC’s Gillings School proposed a new way to track performance against such targets.
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Biostatistics doctoral students at the Gillings School have won two of 20 Distinguished Student Paper Awards accorded annually by the International Biometric Society’s Eastern North American Region. The students, Alex Wong and Jingxiang Chen, were recognized for their papers’ “excellent quality and significant contributions to statistical methodology and applications in biomedical research.”
Jennifer L. Moss, PhD, has been selected to receive the Society of Behavioral Medicine’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2016. Moss is a 2015 graduate of the Department of Health Behavior at the Gillings School. Now a cancer prevention fellow with the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance Research Program, she conducts research on geographic disparities in cancer prevention behaviors.
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