Hudgens Co-edits Book on Quantitative Methods

Michael Hudgens, PhD

Michael Hudgens, PhD

Michael Hudgens, PhD, professor of biostatistics at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, is co-editor of a new book, Quantitative Methods for HIV/AIDS Research, published Aug. 15 by CRC Press. The text brings together the perspectives of statisticians and mathematicians engaged in research on HIV/AIDS.

“We hope that the work will inspire more statisticians, mathematicians and computer scientists to collaborate and contribute to the interdisciplinary challenges of understanding and addressing the AIDS pandemic,” Hudgens said.

Hudgens also is director of the biostatistics core of the UNC Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and elected fellow of the American Statistical Association. He has experience in collaborative research and statistical methodology development related to studies of infectious diseases, primarily HIV. Currently, he is associate editor for Biometrics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society – Series B, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. He has been a faculty member at the Gillings School since 2004.

Hudgens’ co-authors, from Duke University’s Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, are Cliburn Chan, PhD, associate professor, and Shein-Chung Chow, PhD, professor.

Summer Internship in CFAR Biostatistics Core – Application Deadline April 24

Summer 2017 Internship Opportunity at the UNC Center for AIDS Research

Do you want to use math to help the fight against HIV/AIDS?

The Biostatistics Core at UNC Center for AIDS Research is seeking a summer undergraduate intern, paid $11 to 14/hour, 10-20 hours per week. The Core helps design studies, analyze data and advance statistics methods for HIV research, at UNC and internationally. As a summer intern, you will have the opportunity to aid in statistical analysis and gain valuable experience in multidisciplinary research. Students majoring in math, statistics, computer science, or another quantitative research field are invited to apply. If you have R-project, SAS or STATA coding experience let us know! To learn more about our research, go to (Cores – Biostatistics).

Students from underrepresented minorities majoring in any of the above fields are highly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: Mon April 24, 2017

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Eligible Candidates:

-Are currently enrolled undergraduate students curious about a career in biostatistics or medical research

-Have a keen interest in mathematics, statistics, and/or programming

-Are computer savvy, abstract thinkers with math training through Calculus 1

-Want to learn more about HIV/AIDS and are able to meet in person on UNC main campus

To apply, please send your resume, availability, and a list of 2 or more references (teachers or people you have worked with) to Katie Mollan:

If you have questions, please contact us via email.