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Biostatistics News

Gillings School researchers join ‘creativity hubs’ to fight obesity, improve water access

May 8, 2018
Eighteen researchers from the Gillings School are part of the two newly awarded Carolina Creativity Hubs, which will leverage interdisciplinary work to fight obesity and improve water access.

Eight faculty members win Teaching Innovation Awards

April 22, 2018
Eight faculty members were selected by students at the Gillings School as the 2018 Teaching Innovation Award winners. They are Dr. Carolyn Crump, Amanda Holliday, Dr. Whitney Robinson, Kathy Roggenkamp, Dr. Meghan Shanahan, Dr. Jason Surratt, Dr. Justin Trogdon and Dr. Vaughn Upshaw.

Four UNC Gillings students named Phillips Ambassadors

April 18, 2018
Gillings School students William Keith Blanks Jr., Wei Chang, Blythe King and Julie Nguyen will represent UNC in Asia as Phillips Ambassadors.

UNC study suggests DNA methylation as potential biomarker for cervical dysplasia

April 6, 2018
A new study co-authored by researchers in the UNC Gillings School is among the first to assess DNA methylation of imprinted genes as a potential biomarker for the progression of cervical dysplasia.

Study finds self-collected specimens comparable to physician-collected specimens for STI screening accuracy

February 8, 2018
A new study in Nairobi, Kenya, found that self-collection of specimens was comparable to physician-collection for the screening of four sexually transmitted infections in a population of female sex workers.

LaVange named associate chair of biostatistics and director of UNC Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center

January 14, 2018
Dr. Lisa LaVange, current president of the American Statistical Association and formerly of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, has been named professor and associate chair of the Gillings School’s Department of Biostatistics and director of the department’s Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center (CSCC).

Bilsborrow on UNC team awarded NASA grant to study island ecosystems

December 6, 2017
Biostatistician Dr. Richard Bilsborrow is among researchers who have been awarded a NASA grant to examine the effects of social and ecological factors, particularly human migration and tourism on the environment and on the sustainability of island ecosystems. Photo by ‘Aaron’ on Creative Commons.

Thirteen public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

November 14, 2017
Thirteen Gillings School undergraduates were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the United States’ oldest and most honored college honorary society.

UNC researchers receive $61M grant to identify effective treatments for asthma

October 2, 2017
Dr. Anastasia Ivanova will lead a five-year, $61 million study to identify more effective treatments for asthma attacks and will do so by combining two important tools — precision medicine and ‘big data’ analysis. The work is funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

More treatment options needed for HIV-positive women with cervical dysplasia, study finds

September 18, 2017
Three researchers from the Gillings School are co-authors of an article that compares two treatments for cervical dysplasia, concluding that altogether different protocols are needed to optimally treat cervical dysplasia in women living with HIV.