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Xihong Lin Shares Understandings from COVID-19 Data

National Institute of Statistical Sciences
May 18, 2020
Xihong Lin (PhD, ’94), professor and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics and professor of statistics at Harvard University, gave a talk about data surrounding public health interventions that were put into place in Wuhan, China, which she compared to interventions implemented in the United States and in various countries in Europe. Watch the recorded presentation and read the take-home messages.
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Merkel Gives Germans a Hard Truth About the Coronavirus

The New York Times
March 11, 2020
Dr. Elizabeth Halloran, UW professor of biostatistics, is quoted in this article about German Chancellor Angela Merkel laying out cold, hard facts on the coronavirus. “People in my field have been saying for well over a month that 30 to 60 percent of the world’s population will get infected,” said Halloran.
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How Not To Get Sick On A Plane: A Guide To Avoiding Pathogens

National Public Radio (NPR)
February 13, 2020
To cut your risk of catching a respiratory illness on your next flight, experts offer two pieces of common-sense advice: Wash your hands frequently and keep a distance from people who are sick. UW Biostatistics graduate Vicki Hertzberg (PhD, ’80), now a biostatistician at Emory University, talks about the study on flights and disease transmission she co-led with scientists at Boeing.
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Faculty receive $15.6 million NHLBI award to expand MESA research, promote diversity

UW School of Public Health
February 11, 2020
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) – a 20-year study of the characteristics, predictors and progression of subclinical cardiovascular disease and other risk markers – has been renewed for another five years with nearly $15.6 million in funding from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The study’s coordinating center is housed in the University of Washington School of Public Health’s Department of Biostatistics, at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center.
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