Biostatistics News
Biostatistics News

Cai and Stewart to Serve as Officers for ASA Section

The American Statistical Association has announced the results of the ASA 2006 Annual Election of Officers. Jianwen Cai and Paul Stewart of Biostatistics have been elected to serve. Dr. Cai, Ph.D., a Professor in Biostatistics, will serve as Secretary/Treasury for the Biometrics Section, while Dr. Stewart, Ph.D., also a Professor in Biostatistics, will serve as... Read more »

Alumni Reception held in Seattle

July 06, 2006 The Department of Biostatistics ASA Alumni Reception was held this year in Seattle, Washington. The Grand Hyatt Seattle hosted the event on Monday, August 7, 2006 in the H-Leonesa Ballroom I. This was an especially exciting time for the department. It gave the alumni an opportunity to visit and find out what... Read more »

Bios Announces the 2005 Student and Alumni Award Recipients

May 16, 2006 Dr. Doug Schaubel, Ph.D. 2002, is the 2005 recipient of the James E. Grizzle Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Jianwen Cai, Interim Biostatistics Chair and Professor, presented Dr. Schaubel with this award at the Bios Alumni Day held on Monday, April 3, 2006. Dr. Schaubel presented a lecture following the awards ceremony titled... Read more »

Zou Awarded New Grant

May 16, 2006 Dr. Fei Zou, Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, has won a new grant from the National Institutes of Health. This grant is titled “Robust Methods for Complex Trait Association Mapping” and will be funded for four years. Total dollar amount for 4 years is $817,600. The objectives of this research are to address... Read more »

2006 Biostatistics Award Winners

May 10, 2006 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: Anna Hoffmeyer, Calling Room Supervisor (SRU); Lisa Gravens-Mueller,... Read more »

Hae Young Kim Receives Award

May 10, 2006 Hae Young Kim has been selected to receive an honorable mention award, titled The GEAB Award, in the Graduate Eucation Advancement Board impact Award Competition for her research project on group testing. This award, sponsored by The Graduate School’s external advancement board of private citizens, recognizes outstanding graduate student research of particular... Read more »

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 »