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Dr. Fred Wright, co-PI for new CF grant

Professor Fred Wright is a co-Principal Investigator for a new R01 award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled “Molecular Phenotypes for Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease.” The $3.0 million, four- year grant will enable the collection of microarray gene expression data on 1200 participants in an ongoing study to map the genetic variants... Read more »

Wright Mentioned in Newsweek Article

Fred Wright, Professor in Biostatistics, was mentioned in the July 21st edition of Newsweek. The article, “Lies, Damned Lies, and…” also features former professor Michael Schell. Written by Sharon Begley, it spotlights statistical analysis and the invention of new tools such as the “false discovery rate.” Please see here for complete article.    

National Multiple Sclerosis Society awards CSCC contract

The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center is delighted to have been awarded a 4-year contract by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to function as the Data Coordination and AnalysisCenterfor the Pediatric MS Centers of Excellence Network. David Couper, Ph.D., Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics, will lead the DCAC. In 2006 the National MS... Read more »

UNC celebrates naming of Gillings School of Global Public Health

September 26, 2008 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has officially named its school of public health the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in recognition and appreciation of a $50 million gift from Dennis Gillings and Joan Gillings. Joan Gillings and Dennis Gillings The Gillingses pledged the gift, the largest single... Read more »

CSCC Registry

  In the first half of 2008, the Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center was awarded two nation-wide patient registries which aim to dramatically simplify the gathering of patient data, among other benefits. Maintaining registries is new to the Center, so these opportunities provide a chance to develop fresh data harvesting and management techniques. “We are very... Read more »

Kosorok Named IMS Fellow

Michael R. Kosorok, Ph.D., Chair and Professor of Biostatistics, has been named Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS). Fellowship in the IMS recognizes distinction in research in statistics or probabibility by publication of independent work of merit. Kosorok was inducted as Fellow at the IMS Annual Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah on... Read more »

UNC professor appointed to National Institute of Statistical Sciences board

July 30, 2008 Dr. Michael Kosorok University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill biostatistics professor Michael Kosorok has been appointed to the board of trustees of the National Institute of Statistical Sciences. Kosorok is chair of the biostatistics department in the UNC School of Public Health and also teaches in the statistics and operations research... Read more »

IMS Collections Publishes Volume in Honor of Dr. Sen

The first issue of the new Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Collections series has been published. Volume 1 in the series, Beyond Parametrics in Interdisciplinary Research: Festschrift in Honor of Professor Pranab K. Sen, is edited by N. Balakrishnan, Edsel Pena, and Mervyn J. Silvapulle. This volume covers “beyond parametrics” approaches which include nonparametrics, semi-parametrics,... Read more »