CSCCers honored at Biostatistics Dept. staff appreciation ceremony
RIVUR recognized with 2015 Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Award
CSCC represents at the 2015 AHA-Epid Conference
 
 
 

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.

RECENT NEWS
  • Our SPIROMICS study finished its enrolment period at the end of July this year, gathering 2,981 patients! SPIROMICS is a prospective cohort study that enrolled participants with COPD at twelve clinical centers over five years. Its primary goal is to identify subpopulations and intermediate outcome measures in COPD through molecular fingerprinting and extensive subject phenotyping. (Study Design paper in Thorax)

  • The CSCC is very proud to have so many of our staff recognized in the recent 2015 Department of Biostatistics employee appreciation ceremony! Hengrui Sun, Summer Sun, and Pingping Wu were all deemed Carolina StarHeels. Betsy Carretta was awarded the Annual Staff Award for Excellence.

  • In April, the Predicting Response to Standardized Pediatric Colitis Therapy (PROTECT) study completed enrollment with a total of 467 participants. Enrollment ended three months early with almost 40 more participants that originally planned. (Enrollment graph) PROTECT is a multi-center prospective cohort study of standardized medical therapy (mesalamine or corticosteroids) in newly diagnosed ulcerative colitis in children and adolescents. Sonia Davis is the CSCC PI.

  • Our Randomized Intervention for Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux (RIVUR) study has been named one of the Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements for 2015 by the Clinical Research Forum. RIVUR Trial Investigator Dr. Alejandro Hoberman recorded a short video summing up recent discoveries. The CSCC PI is Myra Carpenter.