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Professor Marie Davidian in SAS Hall

May 27, 2015

Designing Clinical Trials for Personalized Cancer Treatments

The $10.4 million grant will help researchers develop new statistical methods that can be used to both design clinical trials for cancer treatments and analyze the resulting data.

Abstract architecture at entrance to NC State University

May 13, 2015

New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA

The Genotype-Tissue Expression project aims to explain links between genetic variation and disease.

This image shows a biological expression network analysis of a portion of the "1,000 Genomes" cell lines used for testing the effects of environmental chemicals.

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

NC State scientists helped lead the first large-scale cell-based screening to test variations in environmental chemical sensitivity across a range of human populations and link those variations to genetic data.

Marie Davidean

Jul 11, 2014

Your Data, Your Treatment

NC State's Marie Davidian discusses how statistics can help achieve the promise of personalized medicine.

Jan 17, 2013

Statisticians promote contributions to society during the International Year of Statistics

NC State University is among more than 1,400 organizations in 111 countries that are combining energies in 2013 to promote the International Year of Statistics, or Statistics2013, a worldwide initiative that will highlight the contributions of the statistics field to finding solutions to global challenges. The goals of this awareness campaign are to increase public understanding…

Jan 17, 2013

PAMS dedicates statistics commons in honor of Dean Dan Solomon

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences has dedicated the fifth floor commons room of SAS Hall as the Daniel L. Solomon Statistics Commons in honor of Dean Solomon’s critical role in the building of SAS Hall and for his continued leadership and service to the college and NC State. The dedication was announced at a…

Sep 4, 2012

SAMSI renewed for another five years by NSF

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has renewed the main supporting grant for the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). The new funding will provide $17.5 million over five years to the three partner universities – NC State, Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill – and the National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) in conjunction with the William…

Aug 22, 2012

PAMS announces full funding of endowed professorship

The College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences has completed the funding of an endowed professorship in honor of Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher. The R.A. Fisher Distinguished Professorship will support a full professor in the Department of Statistics at NC State. PAMS Associate Dean for Advancement Anita Stallings announced the completion of the campaign last month at…

Jun 20, 2012

Students learn about uncertainty quantification at SAMSI workshop

NC State students David Moreau, Alice Toms and Andre Waschka recently completed the Undergraduate Workshop at the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). The week-long program was held at SAMSI’s facility in Research Triangle Park and at NC State. The workshop was an introduction to the field of uncertainty quantification (UQ) to students from the mathematical…

Dec 5, 2008

Wakeford establishes William H. Swallow Fellowship Award Endowment

William Swallow, professor emeritus of statistics, has touched the lives of many students during nearly three decades of teaching at NC State. To ensure that Swallow’s legacy will be remembered by future generations, one of his grateful former students, Charles Wakeford (B.S. ’82 Mathematics, Ph.D. ’95 Statistics), recently established the William H. Swallow Fellowship Award Endowment.…