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.

  • The Collaborative Studies Coordinating Center has been awarded funding by the NIH to serve as the coordinating center for the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN), a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. CSCC investigator Dr. Myra Carpenter is co-PI with the UNC Department of Biostatistics' Dr. Michael Hudgens.

  • The CSCC is excited to welcome two promising new faculty to the fold!

    Dr. Matt Psioda, a recent graduate of UNC in 2016, joins us as a Research Assistant Professor. His dissertation focused on statistical methods for Bayesian clinical trial design and statistical methods for epigenetic studies.

    Dr. Matthew Loop, a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015, joins us as a Clinical Assistant Professor. His dissertation focused on methods of analyzing geographic disparities in hypertension using a large cohort study. He then went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at UAB in Epidemiology as part of the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Training Program.

  • 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!