Awards and Honors
Biostatistics graduate student Anqi Cheng has received first place in the American Statistical Association (ASA) Student Paper Competitions in the Biometrics section. The honor includes an award of travel funds allowing Cheng to present her winning paper, "Monotone Distribution Function Estimation in Randomized Trials with Noncompliance" in Baltimore at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meeting.
Biostatistics graduate student Allison Meisner has received first place in the Medical Device and Diagnostic Section's Student Paper Awards, a competition sponsored by the American Statistical Association (ASA). The honor includes an award of travel funds allowing Meisner to present her winning paper, “Combining Biomarkers by Maximizing the True Positive Rate for a Fixed False Positive Rate” in Baltimore at the 2017 Joint Statistical Meeting.
Jonathan Fintzi, a PhD student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, won the oral competition for the 2016 Western North American Region of The International Biometric Society Student Paper Competition. Joshua Keller, also a PhD student in biostatistics at the School, was runner-up for the competition’s written category.
Dr. Ethel Gilbert, former UW faculty member in departments of Biostatistics and Biomathematics and staff scientist at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics, National Cancer Institute was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for Radiation Protection conferred by the Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Ruth Etzioni, an Affiliate Professor in the departments of Health Services and Biostatistics was elected Fellow to the American Statistical Association (ASA) for 2016. Dr. Etzioni was selected for developing statistical methods and models to address important public health questions in prostate and other cancers, and for significant contributions to the development of national clinical practice guidelines. Etizioni is also a member of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.