New Statistical Tool May Improve AIDS Treatment in Developing Countries

A University of Massachusetts researcher has established a new statistical tool that holds potential for improving the treatment of AIDS in developing countries.

Andrea Foulkes, head of the Biostatistics program in the school of public health and health sciences at the University of Massachusetts, and her colleagues propose a prediction-based classification (PBC) model that would prioritize the initiation of antiretroviral therapy for AIDS patients based on their CD-4 T-cell count.

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Professor Details His Road to College

Dr. Ventura Perez – an assistant professor of anthropology who received both his master’s degree and Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts – wasn’t always in the top echelon of academia. In fact, in high school he had a 1.2 grade point average.

“I wasn’t supposed to go to college,” Perez said in a lecture yesterday at Draper Hall.

He then passed a copy of his high school transcript around

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