Amy Willis, an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington has been awarded a $1.5M grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve statistical tools used to profile the microbiome using sequencing.
A new mathematical model developed at North Carolina State University in partnership with Assistant Professor of Biostatistics Amy Willis from the University of Washington is profile in this story. Their work highlights a new calibration tool they developed that shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing.
A new study conducted by researchers from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found that women who follow diets that are low in fat can yield serious health benefits over time, including preventing the onset of serious diseases. “The [Women’s Health Initiative’s] Dietary Modification Trial has provided women with nutrition and disease prevention insights for some years,” said Dr. Ross Prentice, Fred Hutch researcher and UW Professor of Biostatistics.
UW Professor of Biostatistics Ross Prentice is among the team of Fred Hutch researchers that identified several women's health benefits from a low-fat diet. The findings found a low-fat diet commensurate with an increase in fruit, vegetable and grain servings reduced death following breast cancer, slowed diabetes progression and prevented coronary heart disease.
UW Professor of Biostatistics M. Elizabeth Halloran is co-author of a recently published World Health Organization (WHO) work group paper that outlines vaccine study designs to be considered during public health emergencies.
A partnership between the University of Washington (UW) Department of Biostatistics and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch) has received an award from the American Statistical Association (ASA) for its work on dengue vaccine clinical research.
UW Associate Professor of Biostatistics Adam Szpiro talks about the role he and Professor of Biostatistics Lianne Sheppard played in recent research that found the impact of air pollution on emphysema can be equiavalent to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day.
Mauricio Sadinle, an assistant professor of biostatistics from the University of Washington School of Public Health, received a two-year, $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop tools to identify and link information on individuals who appear in different datasets.
“Cardiac arrhythmias are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States,” said Shojaie. “While molecular mechanisms of arrhythmias are not fully understood, they likely involve genomic, epigenomic, and environmental influences.”
UW Biostatistics PhD candidate Brian Williamson was one of three Nonparametrics Section student paper award winners who presented at the 2019 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM), July 27–August 1, in Denver.