Biostatistics News
Biostatistics News

New Gillings Innovation Laboratory for Biostatistics

Recent advances in the study of human genetic variation and its relationship with disease represent some of the most important findings in the history of medicine and public health. The development and application of appropriate statistical methods is key to these advances. Dr. Fred Wright Dr. Danyu Lin The goal of this innovation laboratory, led... Read more »

Four new Gillings Innovation Labs address pressing public health needs

March 23, 2009 The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health has announced funding for four new Gillings Innovation Laboratories, on topics as diverse as water and the environment, drug safety, statistical genomics, and 21st century public health teaching. All of these research projects have potential to benefit people across North Carolina and around the... Read more »

Jane Monaco Awarded New Grant

Dr. Jane Monaco has received funding for the project, “North Carolina High School Students: Learning about Biostatistics, the Discipline and the Job Opportunities.” This project will expose many North Carolina high school students currently taking AP Statistics to the opportunities available to study biostatistics as well as careers in biostatistics. The funding is part of... Read more »

New merit scholarship will support multiple years of study

February 16, 2009 A faculty member at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and his wife have funded a new, multi-year scholarship for doctoral students in the School.  Carolyn and Gary Koch The Gary G. and Carolyn J. Koch Merit Scholarship in Public Health will grant an annual stipend of $25,000, for up... Read more »

2009 ENAR Biostatistics Alumni Reception

This year’s annual meeting of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society is being held in San Antonio, TX, March 15-18, at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio. The UNC Biostatistics alumni reception is set for Monday the 16th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., in Bowie Room B. Although we are not... Read more »

New genomic test may guide breast cancer treatment

February 09, 2009 Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new genomic test designed to help clinicians predict which breast cancer patients are most likely to survive the disease and which treatments may be most effective in increasing those chances of survival.J.S. Marron, PhD, Amos Hawley Distinguished Professor of... Read more »

Public health certification exam to be offered in August

February 05, 2009 Public health students and alumni may register until May 31 for the second annual Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam, which is scheduled for Aug. 8-29. The CPH assessment is prepared, administered and evaluated by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), an independent organization formed in 2005 to help ensure... Read more »