Biostatistics News
Biostatistics News

Sen awarded IISA Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Pranab K. Sen Pranab K. Sen, Cary C. Boshamer Distinguished Professor of biostatistics, was selected as this year’s winner of the International Indian Statistical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the fields of statistics and biostatistics. Sen accepted the award on April 23 at the 2011 International Indian Statistical Association (IISA) conference... Read more »

Nine public health students make the grade with Phi Beta Kappa

May 10, 2011 Stephen Gray Redding Eight undergraduates studying at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and one recent graduate were inducted this spring into Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most honored of college honorary societies. The recently inducted students include: Rachel Tomomi Baum, a junior majoring in health policy and... Read more »

BIOS scores six ASA fellowships in two years: Wright, Zeng and Zhu selected

April 21, 2011 Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Donglin Zeng Dr. Hongtu Zhu Three biostatistics faculty members at UNC Gillings School of Global Health were selected recently as fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Fred Wright, PhD, professor, and associate professors Donglin Zeng, PhD, and Hongtu Zhu, PhD, will be inducted into fellowship in August... Read more »

2011 Biostatistics Awards Day

This year’s Biostatistics Awards Day was held on April the 6th at Rosenau Hall. The Grizzle lecture and awards ceremony took place in room 133, and a reception followed in the Rosenau courtyard. Dr. Jean Orelien (DrPH, 2007) is the 2011 recipient of the James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award. Orelien is currently President and... Read more »

US surgeon general to speak at 2011 spring commencement

April 13, 2011   U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin Vice Admiral Regina M. Benjamin, MD, MBA, United States surgeon general, will present this year’s commencement address for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health on Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. in Carmichael Arena on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus.... Read more »

BSPH student awarded NSF fellowship for graduate study in biostatistics

Rebecca Rothwell Rebecca Rothwell was awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for graduate study in biostatistics. The award provides support for three years of graduate study in addition to an annual stipend. The NSF program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing... Read more »

Bangdiwala leads multi-center study to examine cultural factors, obesity in Latino youth

<div”> Dr. Shrikant Bangdiwala Shrikant Bandiwala, PhD, research professor of biostatistics, was recently awarded a three-year, $1.9 million grant by the National Institutes of Health to lead a multi-center study of overweight, obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors among Hispanic children living in the U.S. “Hispanic Community Children’s Health Study of Latino Youth (SOL-Youth)” is the... Read more »

UNC student wins prestigious Davis Projects for Peace award

March 22, 2011 Yu Zhou Yu Zhou, a UNC sophomore accepted into the Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program next fall, has been named a winner in the 2011 Davis Projects for Peace initiative. Zhou, who will study biostatistics at the public health school, developed Young Scholars... Read more »