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Hilary Godwin named dean of the School of Public Health

UW School of Public Health
May 3, 2018
Hilary Godwin, a nationally recognized teacher, leader and collaborative researcher, has been named the School of Public Health's sixth dean.
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UW Biostatistics Earns #1 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report

University of Washington News
March 20, 2018
UW Biostatistics ranks #1 among graduate biostatistics programs and #3 among all statistics programs for 2018, in a three-way tie with Harvard and Johns Hopkins.
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Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows

The Washington Post
March 19, 2018
Homo sapiens had lots of sex with Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthal genes supply between 1 percent and 4 percent of the genome in people from homelands on several continents, from Britain to Japan to Colombia.DNA from another human-like primate, the Denisovans, lurks in modern genomes, too.
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ASA Celebration of Women in Statistics Recognizes Two from UW

American Statistical Association
March 9, 2018
The American Statistical Association features UW Grad Xihong Lin, Ph.D., ’94, current chair and Henry Pickering Walcot Professor of the department of biostatistics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and UW associate professor of biostatistics and statistics, Daniela Witten, Ph.D., in its article celebrating Women in History Month.
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Mapping Oakland's Air Pollution

UW School of Public Health
March 6, 2018
Adam Szpiro, associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a $110,176 grant from the Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. to produce fine-scale maps at an hourly time scale of ambient black carbon levels across West Oakland, California.
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UW Associate Professor Daniela Witten Comments for PBS NOVA

PBS NOVA
March 1, 2018
Danliela Witten, UW Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics, comments on black box machine learning on PBS NOVA (50:24): “These are algorithms that can have a big effect on people’s lives and we have to understand as a society what is going into those algorithms and what they’re based on in order to make sure they’re not perpetuating social problems that we already have.”
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UW Biostat Grad to Lead NHGRI’s Division of Genome Sciences

NIH National Human Genome Research Institute
February 26, 2018
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has appointed Carolyn Hutter, Ph.D., the director of the Division of Genome Sciences - the NHGRI division that leads research aiming to understand the function of the human genome in health and disease, and seeks technologies that facilitate genomic discoveries.
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UW Biostatistics Graduate Named President of Taiwan’s National Health Research Institute

National Health Research Institute - Taiwan
January 30, 2018
Kung-Yee Liang earned his PhD in Biostatistics from UW in 1982. An international leader in biomedical research and education throughout his career, Liang served in several capacities with NHRI before assuming duties as its sixth president
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