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Close up of different multivitamin and supplement pills
Close up of different multivitamin and supplement pills
Do multivitamins and supplements like cocoa flavanols keep cancer, heart disease away?
Fred Hutch News,

“It’s a multivitamin industry with really limited data to support their use,” said Dr. Garnet Anderson ('89), director of the Public Health Sciences Division of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. “At least not here in the U.S. where we have access to high-quality foods.”

Xihong Lin
Xihong Lin
Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,

Internationally renowned biostatistician Dr. Xihong Lin, Professor of Biostatistics and Coordinating Director of the Program in Quantitative Genomics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Statistics at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Harvard University, will be the recipient of the 2022 Marvin Zelen Leadership Award in Statistical Science 

Gilbert presentation, Biostatistics Colloquium 2018
Gilbert presentation, Biostatistics Colloquium 2018
SARS-CoV-2 mutations associated with COVID-19 related hospitalizations
Fred Hutch Science Spotlight,

A multi-division collaboration took a broad, sequence-based approach to reveal which SARS-CoV-2 proteins may drive COVID-19 related hospitalization. These findings were published recently in Scientific Reports. Fred Hutch researcher and University of Washington Professor of Biostatistics Peter Gilbert contributed to this work.

Photo of Rebecca Hubbard
Photo of Rebecca Hubbard
A Statistician's Life, Celebrating Black History Month
AMSTAT News,

Growing up in West Chester, Pennsylvania—a suburb of Philadelphia—Rebecca Hubbard loved to write stories and poetry. Her dream job was to become a science fiction writer, but she was a practical kid and recognized that probably wouldn’t pay the bills. Since she excelled at science and math, she figured becoming a scientist was a better bet for a stable career.

Jeff Leek
Jeff Leek
Dr. Jeffrey Leek named VP and Chief Data Officer at Fred Hutch
Fred Hutch News,

Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alumnus Jeff Leek (PhD ’07, MS ’05) and welcome back to Seattle! Leek will also join the Fred Hutch faculty as professor in the Public Health Sciences Division and will hold the J. Orin Edson Foundation Endowed Chair. His first day will be on or before July 1.

Headshots of MS Capstone Career Panelists
Headshots of MS Capstone Career Panelists
MS Capstone graduates share insights with current students
Four 2021 graduates from the Master of Science Capstone program met recently with current students to share information about their work and job search experience.
UW Biostatistics Mentor Program
UW Biostatistics Mentor Program
New Mentor Program for MS Capstone Students
Announcing new mentor program that supplement's UW MS Capstone student opportunities.
Photo of Katrina A.B., Goddard, Phd=D
Photo of Katrina A.B., Goddard, Phd=D
Katrina A.B. Goddard, PhD, named Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences
National Institutes of Health,

Katrina A.B. Goddard (MS ’95, PhD ’99) was appointed Director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) in October 2021. In this position, she oversees a division of the National Cancer Institute that covers a wide range of scientific domains and disciplines, including epidemiology, behavioral science, surveillance and statistics, cancer survivorship, and health services and outcomes research.

Headshot of Carolyn hutter
Headshot of Carolyn hutter
NIH providing $185 million for research to advance understanding of how human genome functions
National Institutes of Health,

Carolyn Hutter (MS ’09 Biostat, PhD ’08 Epi), director of the NHGRI Division of Genome Sciences, is quoted.

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leek_jeff_updated2021
Biostat alum Jeff Leek receives 2021 COPSS Presidents’ Award
Jeff Leek (PhD ’07, MS ’05) has received one of the top statistical honors, the 2021 Presidents’ Award presented by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS).