Gillings School celebrates 77th commencement

May 13, 2017 Families and friends of 329 new Gillings School alumni gathered on May 13 to celebrate the School's 77th commencement. Aaron Williams, executive vice president for government relations and corporate communications at RTI International, delivered the commencement address.

Dietary calcium-phosphorus ratio does not influence bone health in older Americans, study finds

May 8, 2017 A study by Dr. John Anderson and Gillings School colleagues, published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society, examines whether a low ratio of dietary calcium to phosphorus has an impact upon bone health of older adults in the U.S.

New study explores timing of changes in blood pressure health that lead to larger disparities

April 20, 2017 African Americans and men are more likely to transition from ideal levels of blood pressure in childhood or early adulthood compared to white Americans and women, which puts them at increased risk of developing hypertension earlier in life.

Biostatistics students receive travel awards for ASA conference

April 18, 2017 Chong Jin and Rachel Nethery, doctoral students of biostatistics, have been awarded American Statistical Association (ASA) travel awards for their respective work on clonal evolution and social vulnerability.

BIOS students awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 11, 2017 Elizabeth Chase and Taylor Lagler of the Department of Biostatistics have won prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships.

Public health undergraduates inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

March 29, 2017 Nine Gillings School students were inducted recently into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored college honorary society.

Biostatistics presents Distinguished Alumnus, other department awards

March 29, 2017 Dr. Seunggeun (Shawn) Lee, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was presented with the 2017 James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumnus Award by the biostatistics department on March 23. Other department award winners also were honored.

Eight faculty members selected as 2017 ‘Celebrate Teaching!’ awardees

March 24, 2017 Eight faculty members were selected by their students to receive the 2017 “Celebrate Teaching!” Award. The annual award honors those “who have inspired students; enhanced student learning through creative, engaging and innovative teaching methods; and supported students’ academic success and professional development.”

Biostatistics student finalist for scholarship

March 8, 2017 Ting Wang, biostatistics doctoral student, is one of three finalists for the 2017 Thomas C. Chalmers Student Scholarship for the abstract of his paper, “Auxiliary-variable-enriched Biomarker Stratified Design.” The scholarship is awarded by the Society for Clinical Trials.

Gillings School is top public health school at public university for NIH funding

February 16, 2017 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that the Gillings School was the top public health school at a public university in receiving NIH funding during fiscal year 2016. The School received 107 awards, for a total of $65,454,312 in funding.

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