The WHO technical advisory group, led by UW Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Jon Wakefield, developed different approaches for calculating COVID death estimates based on a country’s available death data. A country's reaction to the WHO COVID death estimates has varied widely.
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Peter Gilbert shares how decades of HIV research and community activism shaped COVID vaccine development
In the early 1990s, Peter Gilbert was a University of Washington (UW) undergraduate, wondering what to do with his math degree. At this time, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was reaching its peak in mortality rates, and treatment for HIV (antiretroviral therapies) had not yet been developed. Not only were communities devastated by the epidemic, but people with AIDS were stigmatized for being infected. Gilbert wanted to do something to change this.
Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alumnus Peter Sasieni (PhD 1989) was named a 2023 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and recipient of the 2023 Don Listwin Award for outstanding contribution to cancer early detection.
Department of Biostatistics alumni recount their experiences as volunteer mentors in the department’s professional mentor program in 2023.
SPH researchers to work on six early-stage UW Population Health Initiative projects
Six interdisciplinary teams awarded tier 1 pilot grants by the Population Health Initiative, UW Biostatistics faculty member Lianne Sheppard is a member of one of the teams and Research Scientist Matt Conomos is part of another.