Biostatistics News
Biostatistics News

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 »

NISS Board of Trustees Named for 2008-09 Fiscal Year

The National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) announced its Board of Trustees members for the Fiscal 2008-2009 year. The Board approved the new members unanimously. Members of the board serve three-year terms. Joining the NISS Board of Trustees are: Mary Ellen Bock, Purdue University Keith Soper, Merck Clifford Spiegelman, Texas A&M University Michael Kosorok, University... Read more »

2008 Biostatistics Staff Awards

The Department of Biostatistics recently recognized staff members for achievements during the year through the Star Heels awards program. This program, sponsored by TIAA-CREF, allows departments to award a $25 gift certificate to a deserving employee. The following employees are our Star Heels winners: Deborah Marean (SRU), Jeff Oberhaus (CSCC), and Pingping Wu (CSCC). James... Read more »

Kupper Co-Authors Book

Dr. Lawrence L. Kupper, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Biostatistics, has recently co-authored a book with Dr. Stephen M. Rappaport of the University of California, Berkeley. Published in March of 2008, this book is entitled Quantitative Exposure Assessment, and it describes about two decades of published collaborative research work between Drs. Kupper and Rappaport describing state-of-the-art... Read more »

UNC’s Alumni Association honors Gillingses, Moeser

May 13, 2008 Dennis and Joan Gillings Former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings and his wife, Joan Gillings, former staff member at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, were recognized May 10 by the university’s General Alumni Association (GAA) for their commitment to UNC. Dr. and Mrs. Gillings, who have generously supported... Read more »

Poster presentations highlight student research

May 09, 2008 Two April exhibits illustrated the wide range of research interests being investigated by students at the School of Public Health. photograph, Office of Research poster exhibit The School’s Office of Research, under the direction of Sandra Martin, PhD, associate dean for research and professor of maternal and child health, sponsored the April... Read more »

Leith and McGrew chosen for highly prized Greenberg and Barr awards

April 25, 2008 Dr. David Leith has been selected as the 2008 recipient of the Greenberg Alumni Endowment Award for excellence in teaching, research and service, and Charles W. McGrew received this year’s Barr Distinguished Alumni Award for achievements and contributions to the field of public health. The awardees were honored at the School of... Read more »