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School well represented by research presentations at APHA annual meeting

November 01, 2010 Research from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health will be well represented by faculty, staff and student presenters at the American Public Health Association’s 138th annual meeting, to be held in Denver on Nov. 6-10. The theme of the 2010 event is “Social Justice.”A listing of School presentations appears below.  ... Read more »

UNC study raises concern about ability of tests to predict fertility

  October 27, 2010 The method used to assess infertility in at-home tests might not be the best for identifying which women will have trouble getting pregnant, according to new research from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.   Dr. Amy Herring UNC study co-authors include lead author Anne Z. Steiner, MD, MPH,... Read more »

Alumnus Jean Orelien, founder of SciMetrika, rated top entrepreneur

October 21, 2010 Dr. Jean Orelien Jean Orelien, DrPH, president and chief executive officer of SciMetrika LLC in Durham, N.C., and alumnus of the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been selected as one of this year’s “Top 10 Black Entrepreneurs” by Inc. magazine.   The magazine delivers advice, tools... Read more »

Ten Gillings Merit Scholarships awarded to new graduate students

October 06, 2010 Ten graduate students at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health have received the inaugural Gillings Student Merit Scholarships. The scholarships were established to help the School recruit graduate students with exceptional promise and potential.   Top row (L-R): Rudra, Allaire, Gellert, Moss, Lesesne; Second row (L-R): Newkirk, Kasrawi, Erber, Harkins, Hahn... Read more »

School faculty members present at international injury prevention conference

September 22, 2010 A number of UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health faculty members will make presentations at the 10th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion, held Sept. 21-24 in London.   Dr. Carol Runyan Dr. Kant Bangdiwala UNC presenters include Shrikant Bangdiwala, PhD, research professor at the biostatistics department’s Collaborative Studies... Read more »

Michael Hudgens to study vaccine effectiveness

  Michael Hudgens, PhD, research associate professor in the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, has been awarded an R01 grant worth over $1 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop statistical methods for quantifying the effects of interventions to prevent infectious diseases.The main motivating examples... Read more »

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 »