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Weedkiller chemical increases the risk of cancer 'by up to 41 per cent', study finds after US gardener's £225million lawsuit

Daily Mail
February 13, 2019
Co-author, Professor Lianne Sheppard from the University of Washington, said: 'This paper makes a stronger case than previous meta-analyses that there is evidence of an increased risk of NHL due to glyphosate exposure.
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Glyphosate Exposure Increases Cancer Risk Up to 41%, Study Finds

EcoWatch
February 13, 2019
Senior author Lianne Sheppard, a professor in the UW departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and Biostatistics, told the Guardian that the EPA evaluation is wrong. "It was pretty obvious they didn't follow their own rules," she said to the publication. "Is there evidence that it is carcinogenic? The answer is yes."
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Changes in the spatial distribution of the under-five mortality rate: Small-area analysis of 122 DHS surveys in 262 subregions of 35 countries in Africa

PLOS l ONE
February 6, 2019
A team of researchers that included UW Biostatistics Professor Jon Wakefield presented discrete time-space estimates of the under-five mortality rate in 262 regions in Africa.
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Visitor Log Chronicled for the Denisovan Family Home

Sapiens
January 30, 2019
“You could say it was a Denisovan cave, and the Neanderthals just visited for a while,” says Sharon Browning, a biostatistician at the University of Washington, Seattle, who has worked on Denisovan remains but wasn’t involved with either new study. “Though the Neanderthal occupation appears to have extended for tens of thousands of years, so it was a long visit.”
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Neanderthals and Denisovans Shared a Siberian Cave for Thousands of Years, New Research Suggests

Gizmodo
January 30, 2019
UW Biostatistics Research Professor Sharon Browning is quoted in reference to two papers published today that present an updated timeline for the occupation of Denisova cave by Neanderthals and Denisovans.
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US cancer death rate has declined for at least 25 years

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center News
January 10, 2019
Fred Hutch researchers Ruth Etzioni, last year’s Prentice Professor and current affiliate professor of biostatistics and health services, and UW graduate Joseph Unger (MS Biostat ‘93, PhD Health Services ‘13) weigh in on a milestone report from the American Cancer Society.
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Five Amazing Things We Learned About History From Ancient DNA In 2018

Forbes
December 28, 2018
Biostatistics professor Sharon Browning’s study is listed as one of the findings that contributed to “a major theme of human evolutionary studies this year: an emphasis on understanding the biological consequences of genetic variants that we inherited from our Neanderthal and Denisovan ancestors.”
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Biostatistics student recognized for leadership, community service by Seattle's ARCS Foundation

UW School of Public Health
December 6, 2018
Kelsey Grinde, a doctoral student in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, is a recipient of the inaugural Dorothy L. Simpson Leadership Award, presented by the Seattle Chapter of Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Foundation.
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Biostatistician to advise the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation

UW School of Public Health
November 14, 2018
Jonathan Wakefield, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, was invited to be a member of the technical advisory group to the United Nations (UN) Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation.
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Sanctuary From Stress

Northwest Public Health Magazine
October 29, 2018
Associate Biostatistics Professor Gary Chan, who is also an associate professor of health services, is a co-investigator for Amigas Latinas Motivando el Alma (ALMA), a mindfulness project that helps Latina immigrant women build coping skills to combat depression and anxiety.
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