Research Mgr. Lisa Reeves receives the UNC BIOS Award for Staff Excellence
Dr. Shrikant Bangdiwala retires from the CSCC after 36 years!
CSCC awarded a 6th visit to its landmark ARIC study

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 ARIC study has been awarded a 5-year extension by the NHLBI. This will provide for a 6th visit of the ARIC cohort, which is now between their mid-70s and mid-90s in age. It is an unprecedented opportunity to evaluate risk factors for conditions related to aging, such as neurocognitive decline. Read more in the press release.

  • The CSCC has been awarded the role of Data Coordinating Center for the Medical Optimization and Management of Pregnancies with Overt Type 2 Diabetes (MOMPOD). This clinical trial, funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, will examine the impact of combined Metformin and insulin therapy on infant outcomes with mothers experiencing Type 2 diabetes in pregnancy. CSCC Director Sonia David, DrPH, is the co-PI, joined by three colleagues from the UNC School of Medicine and School of Nursing. Read more in the BIOS press release.

  • The October issue of Circulation: Heart Failure has published a paper directly from the results of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI). “Risk Factors for Incident Hospitalized Heart Failure With Preserved Versus Reduced Ejection Fraction in a Multiracial Cohort of Postmenopausal Women” is co-authored by WHI co-Investigator Dr. Wayne Rosamond, a CSCC Investigator and Professor of Epidemiology at UNC.

  • Dr. Matthew Loop joins the CSCC!

    Matthew, 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.