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New method to assess platelet health could help ER doctors

UW News
March 22, 2019
Tessa Rue (MS ’06), a research scientist with UW Biostat’s Center for Biomedical Statistics, is among the co-authors of research that created a novel system to identify emergency room patients in need of a blood transfusion.
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GSA Grants 2019 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education to Bruce Weir

Genes to Genomics: a blog from the Genetics Society of America
March 8, 2019
Bruce Weir, PhD, of the University of Washington in Seattle is the recipient of the 2019 Genetics Society of America (GSA) Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education, in recognition of his work training thousands of researchers in the rigorous use of statistical analysis methods for genetic and genomic data.
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Four CATALyST scholars selected to train as learning health system scientists

Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute.
March 6, 2019
Biostatistics alum Rebecca Yates Coley (MS ’10, PhD ’14) is among the inaugural class of CATALyST scholars. The new program aims to train promising early-career scientists in the conduct of learning health systems research.
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Impact of rotavirus vaccine introduction in children less than 2 years of age presenting for medical care with diarrhea in rural Matlab, Bangladesh

Clinical Infectious Diseases
March 5, 2019
M. Elizabeth Halloran, UW professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, is one of the authors of a new-time-series analysis The study provides initial evidence of the population-level impact of rotavirus vaccines in children <2 years of age in Matlab, Bangladesh.
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Of armchairs and whims: Finding a comfortable intersection between math and biology

The Daily of the University of Washington
March 4, 2019
Daniela Witten gave a talk about her academic journey as part of the department of mathematics lecture series “MathAcrossCampus.”
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‘More Data, More Problems:’ UW professor draws from experience to explain why big data is so complicated

The Daily of the University of Washington
March 4, 2019
Daniela Witten, a statistics and biostatistics professor at the UW, delivered a lecture March 1 about the unique and modern research problems that stem from big data. Witten drew examples from her own work to illustrate the complicated nature of big data statistics.
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A Statistician and A Neuroscientist Walk into a BRAIN Grant

Brain Initiative News
February 22, 2019
The Brain Initative Alliance (BIA) met with sisters Daniela and Ilana Witten to talk about their research and how the funding they have received from NIH, NSF, and the Simons Foundation supports research together. (Video)
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Common weed killer glyphosate increases cancer risk by 41%, study says

CNN
February 14, 2019
Glyphosate, an herbicide that remains the world's most ubiquitous weed killer, raises the cancer risk of those exposed to it by 41%, a new analysis says. Senior author Lianne Sheppard, UW professor in biostatistics and environmental and occupational health sciences, said she was "convinced" of the carcinogenic properties of the chemical.
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UW study: Exposure to chemical in Roundup increases risk for cancer

UW News
February 13, 2019
Exposure to glyphosate — the world’s most widely used, broad-spectrum herbicide and the primary ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup — increases the risk of some cancers by more than 40 percent, according to new research from the University of Washington. “Our analysis focused on providing the best possible answer to the question of whether or not glyphosate is carcinogenic,” said senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics. “As a result of this research, I am even more convinced that it is.”
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Weedkiller 'raises risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma by 41%'

The Guardian
February 13, 2019
Study says evidence ‘supports link’ between exposure to glyphosate and increased risk. “This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure,” said co-author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences department at the University of Washington. “From a population health point of view there are some real concerns.”
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