|BIOS article wins 'Best Paper in Biometrics' award|
|February 01, 2012|
An article by lead author and biostatistics doctoral student Yingqi Zhao has won the "Best Paper in Biometrics" award, presented by the International Biometric Society (IBS), which publishes the journal Biometrics.
A committee of current and former co-editors of the journal selected Zhao's "Detecting Disease Outbreaks Using Local Spatiotemporal Methods," which was published in Biometrics in December 2011, as the best paper of 2011.
IBS bestows the award biennially to research from the previous two years that journal co-editors gauge to be of the highest quality and importance. The 2012 awards (for research conducted in 2010 and 2011) will be presented at the International Biometric Conference, to be held in Kobe, Japan, Aug. 26-31.
Zhao's public health school coauthors include Donglin Zeng, PhD, associate professor, Amy Herring, ScD, professor, and Michael Kosorok, PhD, professor and chair, all of the biostatistics department, and David Richardson, PhD, associate professor of epidemiology. Amy Ising, NC DETECT program director in the UNC School of Medicine Department of Emergency Management's Carolina Center for Health Informatics, and Anna Waller, ScD, research associate professor in the UNC Department of Emergency Medicine, also are authors.
Zhao received the Statistics in Epidemiology Young Investigator Award from the American Statistical Association in 2010. She was selected to work on co-author Richardson's Gillings Innovation Lab (GIL) at the public health school. GILs are competitively selected to achieve fundamental breatkthroughs and solve important problems in public health. Read more about the labs at www.sph.unc.edu/accelerate.
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UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health contact: Ramona DuBose, director of communications, (919) 966-7467 or email@example.com.
|Last updated February 05, 2012|