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 CSCC’s new LIBERTI (Laser Induced, Biologically Engineered Remodeling of Thermally Injured) Skin Trial randomized its first participants in mid-November, 2014. This Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART) was developed by UNC Biostatistics Chair Michael Kosorok to investigate the best way to use laser treatment to improve severe burn scars. LIBERTI is run in conjunction with Dr. C. Scott Hultman and UNC’s Burn Reconstruction and Aesthetic Center, with the support of the NC TraCS network.

  • Just ahead of its 30th birthday in 2015, the ARIC study celebrated reaching the 1000 publications mark this summer. Between January and October 2014, alone, ARIC has produced 128 articles.
  • This fall, the SPIROMICS Exacerbation Substudy began enrolling a subset of SPIROMICS participants who will complete daily symptom diaries using smart phone-type devices.

  • Dr. Jim Beck, executive associate dean of the UNC School of Dentistry, has authored two articles (1,2) in the June and August Journal of American Dentistry Association based on findings from the HCHS/SOL study.