Hope Bryan, IT Manager, presents at the Society of Clinical Trials 2016 meeting
SPIROMICS research featured in the New England Journal of Medicine
Congratulations to the CSCC class of 2016!
The CSCC hosts ARIC Visit 6 field staff centralized training at UNC

The mission of the CSCC is to improve public health by coordinating important health research, developing innovative research methodology, and providing practical training in the application of research methods.

As the coordinating center for multi-site public health and medical studies, we provide statistical, data management, study management, and quality assurance services.

  • Dr. David Couper, the CSCC's PI on the SPIROMICS study, recently co-authored a high-impact paper relating COPD-like symptoms to smoking history. "Clinical Significance of Symptoms in Smokers with Preserved Pulmonary Function" is in the May issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Read more here.

  • In May, the CSCC Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) team hosted its field center staff for a centralized training at various locations in UNC's Gillings School of Global Public Health space. Neurological and clinical testing, physical function, biospecimen collection and processing, and proper results reporting were among the sessions offered during the 3 day event. The new Visit 6 of ARIC extends the study (now in its 31st year) in a new direction focused on neurocognitive impairments.

    Thanks to all the trainers, trainees, and staff for making this event a success!

  • In April, the CSCC and Department of Biostatistics celebrated a few outstanding staff members at a ceremony at our center. Our 2016 Star Heels are Barbara Brown, Sheila Burgard, and Kim Ring. The Staff Award for Excellence went to Kwanhye Jung (a 2016 MPH graduate, to boot). Congratulations to them, and many thanks to all of the Coordinating Center staff!

  • CSCC Investigators Daniela Sotres-Alvarez and Gerardo Heiss, along with former GRA Andy Ni, are supporting authors on a recently published article in a special issue of Circulation. 'Parity and components of the metabolic syndrome among U.S. Hispanic/Latina women: Results from the HCHS/SOL Study' examines the relation between the number of births a Hispanic/Latina woman has to the likelihood of developing certain kinds of risk factors for heart disease. Read more here.