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Noah Simon
Noah Simon
UW Biostatistics graduate program updates
Noah Simon, an associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named director of the Master of Science (MS) Capstone Program in the Department of Biostatistics
Photos of six students
Photos of six students
Recent graduates share future plans
Meet some of our amazing students from the graduating class of 2022 who have already accepted positions in research, academia, and private industry, or are pursuing advanced degrees.   
Headshots of Sarah Nelson and Stephanie Gogarten
Headshots of Sarah Nelson and Stephanie Gogarten
A new socially responsible approach to grouping gene variation in populations
In genetic research and medicine, scientists examining how common or rare a DNA variant is in a set of individuals often want to group people in a particular way — by geography, ancestry group, or some clinical characteristic — groupings that are referred to as stratified allele frequencies.
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten
COPSS Presidents’ Award: An Interview with Daniela Witten
IMS Bulletin,

Amita Manatunga, COPSS Chair, and Maya Sternberg, COPSS Secretary/Treasurer, interview Daniela Witten, recipient of the 2022 COPSS President’s Award.

HIV-1 Virus. Credit: J Roberto Trujillo/Wikipedia
HIV-1 Virus. Credit: J Roberto Trujillo/Wikipedia
Newly defined biomarker may accelerate clinical trials for vaccines to prevent HIV-1 infection
HIV Vaccine Trials Network,

A study published in the Aug. 22, 2022, issue of Nature Medicine identifies a new biomarker that appears effective as a surrogate endpoint to reliably predict the ability of broadly neutralizing monoclonal antibodies to prevent acquisition of HIV-1, the most common type of the virus that causes AIDS. Fred Hutch researchers Peter Gilbert, a research professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, and Yunda Huang, a UW affiliate associate professor of global health, are the paper’s co-first authors.