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SPH Alumni Q&A: Kung-Yee Liang Makes it to the Top in Taiwan

UW School of Public Health
June 1, 2018
Kung-Yee Liang (PhD, Biostatistics ’82) is the new president of Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes (a blend of the CDC and NIH). One of the world’s preeminent biostatisticians, he pioneered statistical methods that have yielded new insights into disease risk factors and genetic epidemiology.
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DNA apps promise deeper insights for consumers – but at what cost?

The Conversation
May 21, 2018
What genetic and personal information are people exposing when they upload information to third-party sites? There is no blanket answer according to UW Biostatistics Research Scientist and PhD Candidate Sarah Catherine Nelson.
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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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SPH Close Up: Mauricio Sadinle

UW School of Public Health
April 30, 2018
A first-generation college student from the Colombian coffee belt, Mauricio Sadinle deviated from the family business to pursue higher education. With help from an unlikely pen pal, he used statistics to quantify the toll of Colombia’s war with rebels. Now, he uses statistics to improve the quality of data and to unlock data's full potential.
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School of Public Health Researchers Take Part in Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Stroke

SPH News, April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
Co-authors include UW Biostat researchers Kenneth Rice, Cathy Laurie, Quenna Wong and Tracy Bartz as well as other UW School of Public Health scientists
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Oral Cholera Vaccine Efficacy in Young Children

BMC Infectious Diseases
March 29, 2018
Re-analysis by UW Biostat faculty Youyi Fong and M. Elizabeth Halloran finds oral cholera vaccine efficacy higher when administered to children 5 years and older compared to children under 5.
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Oral Cholera Vaccine May Miss the Mark for Younger Children

SPH News, March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018
An international group of researchers used the trial data to compare vaccine efficacy and cholera risk between three different age groups: children younger than 5 years, 5 to under 15 years, and those 15 years and older. The research team included biostatisticians from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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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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Move over, Neanderthals: Our ancestors mated with Denisovans not once but twice, scientists say

The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2018
Humans weren't just making babies with Neanderthals back in the day. A new study that compares the genomes of different groups of modern humans has found that our ancestors interbred with another close relative, the Denisovans, more than once.
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