Biostatistics News
Biostatistics News

Preisser leads stats on award-winning immigrant research

May 03, 2006 Research Associate Professor John Preisser was the lead biostatistician on an award-winning research project on migrant farm workers. The study “Reducing the Impact of Green Tobacco Sickness among Latino Farm workers” was the recipient of the 2006 National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) Innovative Research Award ( The NORA Liaison Committee, in cooperation... Read more »

Changes to MPH program effective Fall 2006

January 23, 2006 In order to conform to new CEPH( Council on Education for Public Health) accreditation standards, the MPH program in the Department of Biostatistics will be revised to require a minimum of 42 hours(up from current requirement of 36 credit hours). This change will be effective for Fall 2006 and later.For further information... Read more »

LaVange Appointed New Director of the CSCC

August 05, 2005 Lisa LaVange has been appointed the new Director of the CSCC as well as Professor of the Practice of Biostatistics, effective September 6. Dr. LaVange received a B.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UNC-Chapel Hill. Prior to her appointment, Dr. LaVange served as Vice President of Biostatistics at Quintiles,... Read more »

Ibrahim Awarded NCI Grant

July 26, 2005 Joseph Ibrahim, Professor of Biostatistics, has won a competing renewal grant from the National Cancer Institute. This grant is titled “Inference in Regression Models with Missing Covariates” and will be funded for four years. Total dollar amount for 3 years is $608,976. This grant includes a subcontract to Ming-Hui Chen at the... Read more »