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Students say communications skills are key to summer internship success
UW Biostatistics graduate students took on interesting and challenging internships over the summer, despite workplace limitations due to COVID-19. One of the most valuable things they learned was the importance of strong communications skills.
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie named associate department chairs
As the 2020-21 academic year gets underway, we welcome the appointment of two new associate chairs: Professor of Biostatistics and Graduate Program Director Timothy Thornton will serve as Associate Chair for Education, and Professor of Biostatistics
Kathleen Kerr
Kathleen Kerr
Analysis of electronic health records suggests COVID-19 hit Los Angeles as early as December 2019
A recently published study suggests COVID-19 may have been circulating in the Los Angeles area as early as December 2019, months before the first official case in the U.S. was identified.
A scientist at work on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate at Bogazici University in Istanbul in August. Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
A scientist at work on a COVID-19 vaccine candidate at Bogazici University in Istanbul in August. Onur Coban/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
How Can You Tell If A COVID-19 Vaccine Is Working?
NPR,

Holly Janes, affiliate professor of biostatistics and a biostatistician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is quoted in this article that answers frequently asked questions about large-scale vaccine efficacy studies.

Map showing concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the Puget Sound
Map showing concentrations of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) in the Puget Sound
Dementia in the air?
UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences,

Associate Professor of Biostatistics Adam Szpiro is part of the team using a high-resolution model to study the impact that air pollution may have on cognitive decline and dementia.