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Biostatistics faculty honored at 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings

The American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s preeminent professional statistical society, honored four of the Department’s faculty members at the ASA’s 2010 Joint Statistical Meetings in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The winners were honored during the Presidential Address session on August 3, 2010.   Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, PhD, Cary C. Boshamer… Read more »

Bangdiwala leads clinical trials course in India

July 21, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is conducting a short course on clinical trials at Vellore, India’s Christian Medical College (CMC) this summer. The week-long program, “Clinical Trials: Design, Analysis, Reporting and Interpretation,” is held at the College’s Biostatistics Resource… Read more »

N.C. smoke-free policies supported by large majority, poll confirms

July 20, 2010 On January 2, 2010, North Carolina became the first tobacco-producing state in the nation to ban smoking in restaurants and bars.   Photo by Hari Prasad Nadig Now, the latest poll conducted by the Survey Research Unit at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health… Read more »

Public Health Reviews journal reborn online with focus on “the new public health”

July 16, 2010 Dr. Kant Bangdiwala Dr. Tom Ricketts Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has announced to the School the relaunch of the journal, Public Health Reviews. Bangdiwala is a member of the journal’s editorial board and author of an article in the inaugural issue… Read more »

School reaccredited by CEPH for maximum period, seven years

July 06, 2010 UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health celebrated more than Independence Day this holiday weekend. On July 2, Dean Barbara K. Rimer announced the School’s reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) for seven years, the maximum period of renewal. “This is great news!” Rimer said in an email… Read more »

Poll shows growing support in North Carolina to increase state’s tobacco tax

  June 24, 2010 Raising taxes typically is not a popular idea, but the option of increasing cigarette sales tax has been gaining momentum in North Carolina for the past several years. Statewide polls since 2004 have shown a majority of North Carolinians support increasing the sales tax on cigarettes as a means of generating… Read more »

UNC study helps explain why black patients with lung cancer have surgery less often than whites

June 17, 2010 A new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study that follows patients with lung cancer is one of the first to suggest why patients choose not to have life-preserving lung surgery and why such surgery is sought less often by blacks.   Samuel Cykert, MD, associate professor in the UNC School… Read more »

Diverse group of students begins competitive fellowship program

June 09, 2010 Fellows from the UNC Summer Public Health Fellowship Program stop at the Old Well in the center of campus. Until recently, Whitney Chrisco didn’t even know that the field of public health existed. She studied biological sciences at North Carolina State University for four years and participated in service learning activities as… Read more »

Zeng awarded Fellow status by Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Dr. Donglin Zeng Donglin Zeng, PhD, associate professor of biostatistics in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, has been selected as one of this year’s Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellows. He and the other honorees will be recognized at the IMS Presidential Address and Awards session at the 73rd IMS Annual Meeting… Read more »

Zelman and Herring honored for teaching, mentoring

May 10, 2010 Dr. Felicia Mebane (center) recognizes Drs. Zelman and Herring (standing) as recipients of the School’s Larsh and McGavran awards. The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health presented two prestigious faculty awards during the School’s 70th commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 8. William Zelman, PhD, professor of health policy and management, received… Read more »