Dr. Cicely Mitchell to speak at Gillings School’s 2021 Commencement

March 11, 2021
At the Gillings School’s 2021 virtual Commencement celebration — happening May 15 — alumna Dr. Cicely Mitchell will share lessons she’s learned during 20+ years of practicing biostatistics during the day and pursuing music in her free time.

A single vaccine dose may offer protection to those who have had COVID-19

March 2, 2021
The results in a new preprint study from UNC-Chapel Hill suggest that those who have previously had COVID-19 gain a similar level of antibody protection from one dose of vaccine as those who have never had COVID-19 gain from two doses.

LaVange appointed chair of Department of Biostatistics

February 1, 2021
Dr. Lisa LaVange has been appointed to the position of chair of the Department of Biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Study shows new machine learning method may lead to optimal cancer treatment decisions

December 4, 2020
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University have developed a computational framework to generate evidence-based optimal cancer treatment decisions informed by a patient’s genomic biomarkers. The findings, which may aid in the development of precision cancer treatments, are published in the Journal of the American Statistical Association.

Smith named 2020 AAAS Fellow

November 24, 2020
Dr. Richard Smith has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for distinguished contributions to statistics, particularly the statistical analysis of extreme events and environmental applications including climate change and air pollution.

Love wins CZI funding for open source software to analyze genomics data

November 19, 2020
Thursday, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative announced $3 million in funding for open source software projects, including $74,000 to Michael Love, PhD, assistant professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health.

Study finds more physical activity, less TV equals more years cancer-free

October 28, 2020
Increasing physical activity and watching less TV may help people live more years cancer-free. Dr. Carmen Cuthbertson, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology, shared these findings in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

20 undergraduates from the Gillings School inducted into Phi Beta Kappa

October 19, 2020
Twenty students from the UNC Gillings School of Global Health have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, the country’s oldest and most honored college honorary society. They represent all four of the departments that offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree.

Are first-year students first-aid ready?

September 10, 2020
Kate Leo and Hannah Tuckman — both juniors at the Gillings School — have launched an effort to provide UNC students with first-aid kits while sharing campus health care resources.

LaVange on front lines of effort to develop drugs for COVID-19

July 6, 2020
The National Institutes of Health have launched a public-private partnership to identify effective treatments for COVID-19. Dr. Lisa LaVange of the Gillings School is supporting two committees in the partnership.

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