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Biostatistics professor receives NIH funding to support novel studies of population and forensic genetics

UW School of Public Health
November 21, 2017
Bruce Weir, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a four-year, $1.6 million award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to develop new statistical methods to describe the genetic structure of populations in a way that encompasses their evolutionary history.
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Biostatistics chair receives $2.8 million NIH grant to lead data coordinating center

UW School of Public Health
October 17, 2017
Patrick Heagerty, chair and professor of the Department of Biostatistics, has received $2.8 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lead the data coordinating center for a study of non-drug approaches for preventing chronic low back pain, which could lead to reduced opioid use.
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UW-led study pinpoints how air pollution harms your heart

The Seattle Times
May 24, 2016
Article highlights a major study co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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10-year study finds air pollution accelerates plaque build-up in arteries to heart

UW School of Public Health
May 24, 2016
A feature story on a major 10-year study correlating air pollution with cardiovascular health at a biological level. Co-authors include UW Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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EPA’s MESA Air Study Confirms that Air Pollution Contributes to the #1 Cause of Death in the U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency Blog
May 25, 2016
Article highlights significant research co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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Air Pollution Acclerates Damage to the Heart's Arteries

CardioSmart, American College of Cardiology
July 24, 2016
Article highlights a major study co-authored by Biostatistics faculty members Lianne Sheppard and Adam Szpiro.
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UW biostatistician highlights successful strategy to curb future Ebola outbreaks

UW School of Public Health
March 29, 2017
Elizabeth (Betz) Halloran, Professor of Biostatistics is featured in this article illustrating how she and a group of researchers identified an experimental Ebola vaccine that provided 100 percent protection against the disease.
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How ancient neanderthal DNA still influences our genes today

Smithsonian Magazine
February 24, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine highlights findings from a study co-authored by Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics at UW.
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Neandrathal DNA contributes to human gene expression

Phys.org
February 23, 2017
Jonathan Wakefield, Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics co-authored this interesting study that analyzed RNA sequences in a dataset called the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) Project.
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