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Greg Evans, Carl Langefeld, Scott Rushing


Wake Forest University School of Medicine has established three new research groups in its Department of Biostatistical Sciences. The new units are the Section on Biostatistics, headed by Greg Evans, the Section on Statistical Genetics and Bioinformatics, headed by Carl Langefeld, and the Research Information Systems Unit, directed by Scott Rushing. Evans, an assistant professor, trained at the University of Missouri at Columbia and Florida State University and has been on the faculty of the School of Medicine for 17 years. Langefeld, an associate professor, trained at ConcordiaUniversity, the University of Nebraska, Florida State University, and the University of Michigan. Rushing trained at High Point University and has led the research computing group at the School of Medicine for seven years.

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