Fred Hutch will act as coordinating center for a large study of cardiovascular and other chronic diseases in overlooked populations. UW Biostatistics faculty members and Hutch researchers Garnet Anderson and Kwun Chuen (Gary) Chan are part of the center’s leadership team. Affiliate faculty member Li Hsu is also part of the new study .
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“Treating these (wildfire smoke events) as exceptional events, that implies they’re unusual. But they’re getting to be so common that from a protecting public health view that doesn’t make sense,” said DEOHS and Biostatistics Professor Lianne Sheppard.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of sciences and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, has elected Dr. Elizabeth Thompson as a Fellow. She was selected for her substantial contributions to the advancement of science and for her work in the area of Statistics which has had a beneficial influence on the world.
Daniela Witten's latest column for the IMS Bulletin focuses on important issues related to gender in the field of statistics in general, and within IMS in particular.
Replacing all of the oldest school buses in the nation could lead to 1.3 million fewer daily absences annually, according to a University of Michigan study. Adam Szpiro, associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington was a co-author on the study.
Yates Coley, PhD, UW faculty member and associate investigator at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute (KPWHRI), recently received an Emerging Leader Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies.
Investigators commonly find mixtures of DNA in a single forensic sample that contain various unequal contributions, like the DNA samples that could come from multiple people using one knife. Now, the development of technologies can reveal and identify smaller, previously undetectable amounts of DNA samples within the mixture, which enables more specific DNA identification. Faculty member Bruce Weir is interviewed.
Models for suicide preventions that are easier to explain and use could have better uptake in health care settings. UW Biostatistics Affiliate Faculty Susan Shortreed was lead author on this recent study which compares the performance of 5 different models developed to identify a patient's risk of suicidal behavior.