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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.

Gloved healthcare worker administers vaccine in patients arm
Gloved healthcare worker administers vaccine in patients arm
‘Warp Speed’ COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts Aim for Diverse Volunteers and Long-Lasting Protection
Scientific American,

The trick to delivering fast answers on vaccine safety and efficacy is to enroll large numbers of people, says Peter Gilbert, a biostatistician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a UW research professor of biostatistics.

Sign that says: Caution: Pesticide spraying in progress. Proceed at own risk
Sign that says: Caution: Pesticide spraying in progress. Proceed at own risk
Data omission in key EPA insecticide study shows need for review of industry analysis
UW News,

For nearly 50 years, a statistical omission tantamount to data falsification sat undiscovered in a critical study at the heart of regulating one of the most controversial and widely used pesticides in America. Lianne Sheppard, a professor of biostatistics and environmental health in the UW School of Public Health is the study’s lead author.

Lianne Sheppard
Lianne Sheppard
A model of scientific integrity
UW Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences,

Lianne Sheppard, professor in UW Departments of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences and in Biostatistics honored by fellow scientists and receives the Research Integrity Award from the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology.

Dapavirine ring
Dapavirine ring
Milestone for women’s HIV prevention: European Medicines Agency gives dapivirine ring the OK
UW School of Public Health,

A monthly vaginal ring is one significant step closer to potentially becoming a new HIV prevention method for cisgender women in sub-Saharan Africa, who face persistently high rates of HIV infection but have few options to protect themselves. Story highlights work from Biostatistics researchers Elizabeth Brown and Barbra Richardson.

Ross Prentice and Garnet Anderson
Ross Prentice and Garnet Anderson
Estrogen Among Women With Prior Hysterectomy Reduces Breast Cancer Mortality
Digital Journal,

A new study finds that the use of estrogen alone among women who had a prior hysterectomy resulted in a lower rate of breast cancer incidence and mortality. UW Biostatistics faculty members and Fred Hutch researchers Ross Prentice and Garnet Anderson are among the study co-authors.

Woman getting mammogram at UW Medicine
Woman getting mammogram at UW Medicine
Study IDs women who benefit less from 3D mammograms
UW Medicine Newsroom,

“This study incorporated so much data and from sites that are geographically, racially, and ethnically diverse, and this allowed us to explore questions that other researchers have not,” — Study co-lead author R. Yates Coley (PhD ’14), affiliate assistant professor of biostatistics and an investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute