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SPH biostatistician named a Fellow of the American Statistical Association

UW School of Public Health
June 12, 2018
Kenneth Rice, an associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA), the nation’s pre-eminent professional statistical society.
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SPH Close Up: Mauricio Sadinle

UW School of Public Health
April 30, 2018
A first-generation college student from the Colombian coffee belt, Mauricio Sadinle deviated from the family business to pursue higher education. With help from an unlikely pen pal, he used statistics to quantify the toll of Colombia’s war with rebels. Now, he uses statistics to improve the quality of data and to unlock data's full potential.
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School of Public Health Researchers Take Part in Largest-Ever Genetic Study of Stroke

SPH News, April 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
Co-authors include UW Biostat researchers Kenneth Rice, Cathy Laurie, Quenna Wong and Tracy Bartz as well as other UW School of Public Health scientists
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Oral Cholera Vaccine Efficacy in Young Children

BMC Infectious Diseases
March 29, 2018
Re-analysis by UW Biostat faculty Youyi Fong and M. Elizabeth Halloran finds oral cholera vaccine efficacy higher when administered to children 5 years and older compared to children under 5.
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Oral Cholera Vaccine May Miss the Mark for Younger Children

SPH News, March 29, 2018
March 29, 2018
An international group of researchers used the trial data to compare vaccine efficacy and cholera risk between three different age groups: children younger than 5 years, 5 to under 15 years, and those 15 years and older. The research team included biostatisticians from the University of Washington School of Public Health and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
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Humans bred with this mysterious species more than once, new study shows

The Washington Post
March 19, 2018
Homo sapiens had lots of sex with Homo neanderthalensis. Neanderthal genes supply between 1 percent and 4 percent of the genome in people from homelands on several continents, from Britain to Japan to Colombia.DNA from another human-like primate, the Denisovans, lurks in modern genomes, too.
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Move over, Neanderthals: Our ancestors mated with Denisovans not once but twice, scientists say

The Los Angeles Times
March 19, 2018
Humans weren't just making babies with Neanderthals back in the day. A new study that compares the genomes of different groups of modern humans has found that our ancestors interbred with another close relative, the Denisovans, more than once.
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Our ancestors mated with the mystery ‘Denisovan’ people – twice

New Scientist
March 19, 2018
Our ancestors mated with another species of ancient hominins, the Denisovans, on at least two occasions. The discovery suggests that Denisovans were widely across Asia, and apparently co-existed happily with modern humans, to the point of having children with them in two different parts of the ancient world.
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Mysterious Denisovans interbred with modern humans more than once

CNN
March 19, 2018
Neanderthals, Denisovans and our ancestors were mixing and mingling a long time ago -- and some of our genetics can be traced back to these archaic humans.
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