Zhu named editor of JASA-Applications and Case Studies

May 31, 2024
In his role, Zhu will be responsible for overseeing around 300 submissions per year and appointing new associate editors (AEs) across varying topics.

Study shows effectiveness of updated COVID-19 vaccines wanes moderately over time, is lower against currently circulating variants

May 29, 2024
New research led by Dr. Danyu Lin finds that boosters targeting omicron subvariants of SARS-CoV-2 are still providing reasonably durable protection against infection, hospitalization and death from COVID-19, but they are less protective against the now-dominant JN.1 strain.

Study finds Black patients with metastatic colorectal cancer have different gene mutations than white patients

January 16, 2024
In a study of more than 500 people treated for advanced colorectal cancer, UNC researchers report that Black patients showed a distinctly different pattern of gene mutations compared to white patients.

Gillings School announces 6 GIL awards to study generative AI in public health

December 14, 2023
As part of the eighth round of Gillings Innovation Labs, six faculty members were awarded $100,000 each to pursue research using generative artificial intelligence (gAI) that focuses on solving real-world problems over the next two years.

Biostatistics: Beyond the Numbers

September 27, 2023
Opportunity in biostatistics is booming in North Carolina and across the nation. Expertise in the analysis of data related to biology and health sciences supports a broad range of activities, from environmental health research and clinical trials of cancer treatments to analysis for litigation, and biostatistics degree holders work in the nonprofit, government and pharmaceutical sectors as well as at tech giants like Google and Microsoft.

The Abstract: August 28, 2023

August 28, 2023
Check out highlights and winners from the Biostatistics Undergraduate Summer Internship Research Symposium! Plus, new findings and funding for Gillings School researchers in biostatistics, environmental sciences and engineering, epidemiology, and more.

The Abstract: August 7, 2023

August 7, 2023
Our students, faculty and alumni continue to advance work in public health! Plus, biostatistics students and researchers are honored at annual Joint Statistical Meetings and an alum publishes a new environmental mystery novel.

Community based study offers dental disease insights

August 3, 2023
Researchers at UNC and Penn Dental Medicine showed that tooth decay in childhood is characterized by an imbalance in the oral microbiome and that certain previously unrecognized bacteria interact in complex ways.

Hearing aids slow cognitive decline in older adults with hearing loss and at risk for cognitive decline

July 18, 2023
Results from the Aging and Cognitive Health Evaluation in Elders study found that hearing aids slowed cognitive decline in older adults with mild to moderate hearing loss by 48% in a pre-specified set of participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke to be awarded up to $50 million from the FDA for new research center

July 11, 2023
Triangle CERSI will work with FDA scientists to perform cutting edge scientific research to better inform and support the FDA’s needs.

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