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Sanctuary From Stress

Northwest Public Health Magazine
October 29, 2018
Associate Biostatistics Professor Gary Chan, who is also an associate professor of health services, is a co-investigator for Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA), a mindfulness project that helps Latina immigrant women build coping skills to combat depression and anxiety.
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Faculty support that fosters collaboration

UW School of Public Health
October 22, 2018
Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Ross Prentice Endowed Professorship for Biostatistical Collaboration.
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How to identify almost anyone in a Consumer Gene Database

Scientific American
October 11, 2018
“Should I be worried that by uploading my data, I make my relatives subject to being found by law enforcement?” quotes UW Biostat’s professor Bruce Weir in this article about new techniques that dig more deeply into genetic databases that my soon make the anonymity of their customers’ DNA impossible to safeguard.
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Breakthrough study identifies 535 genes that influence blood pressure

UW School of Public Health
September 28, 2018
"This is the biggest ever study of blood pressure genetics," said co-author Ken Rice, professor of biostatistics at the School of Public Health.
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CHOICE faculty member, Aasthaa Bansal, awarded highly coveted NIH Merit Award

UW School of Pharmacy
September 28, 2018
Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alum Aasthaa Bansal (MS ’08, PhD ’11) on her NIH Merit Award! She's currently an assistant professor with the UW School of Pharmacy.
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DNA testing of illegal ivory seized by law enforcement links multiple ivory shipments to same dealers

UW News
September 19, 2018
UW Biostatistics Professor Bruce Weir is part of an international team of scientists that has used DNA test results of large ivory seizures made by law enforcement to link multiple ivory shipments to the same network of dealers operating out of a handful of African ports.
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How Carolina is transforming medicine with artificial intelligence

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Communications
September 17, 2018
UW Biostat alum Michael Kosorok (MS ’91, PhD ’91) is a distinguished professor at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and chair of its Department of Biostatistics. In this article, he discusses how artificial intelligence could soon play a critical role in medical care. “What I’m interested in my research is how we can use AI to make good decisions in medicine, so for example, whether to give a patient drug A or drug B,” said Kosorok.
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HIV care in the US sees big gains, but disparities remain

UW School of Public Health
September 7, 2018
Robin Nance, UW Biostat grad (MS ’04) and current doctoral student in epidemiology, is among the lead authors of this new study. She's credited with helping to develop the statistical models "that formed the backbone of the paper.”
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Dengue vaccine development taps new approach

UW News
August 25, 2018
There is a new, innovative approach to dengue vaccine development, according to a paper published Aug. 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington School of Public Health led the study.
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Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

NPR
August 23, 2018
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, recently announced that they’d found something quite surprising: the bones of a child who had a Neanderthal for a mother and a Denisovan for a father. Sharon Browning, a professor of biostatistics and a statistical geneticist at the University of Washington, says the finding was "like catching something as it's happening."
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