The Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington stands with the University in supporting the Population Health Initiative. The department is deeply committed to the advancement of public health through collaborative, interdisciplinary research and the training of the next generation of data scientists.
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.
An article published by ScienceDaily highlights research findings co-authored by Ali Shojaie, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at the University of Washington. The article discusses the innovative network-based approach proposed in the study to integrate gene expression and metabolomics data, which led to identification of key biochemical pathways associated with prostate cancer progression.
UW Biostatistics professors Elizabeth Brown and Barbra Richardson contribute to an important finding published in the New England Journal of Medicine recently. Brown was the lead statistician, and Richardson the unblinded statistician presenting at DSMB meetings for the ASPIRE study, which found that a vaginal ring that continuously releases an antiretroviral drug conferred a modest level of protection against HIV in women enrolled in a large clinical trial in four sub-Sahara