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Headlines featuring UW Biostatistics people and research.
Photo of Bruce Weir in garden
Photo of Bruce Weir in garden
O.J. Simpson: Kiwi expert witness Bruce Weir looks back on the famous trial
NZ Herald,

Bruce Weir, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington, was a key part of the case against O.J. Simpson. He spoke to ZB reporter Joel Dwyer today about the historic event and why interest in it has been so enduring.

Robyn McClelland
Robyn McClelland
Discrimination Drives Smoking Habits, Hurting Heart Health
NYU News,

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., but some people are at greater risk based on their race, ethnicity, or sex.  To understand the connection between discrimination, smoking, and heart health, a recent study analyzed data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, a national study sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). Study authors include Robyn McClelland, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington and co-director of the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center.

Lianne Sheppard
Lianne Sheppard
EPA tightens air quality standard for soot emissions
UW DEOHS Blog,

Professor Lianne Sheppard contributed to new rule as chair of EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee which will prevent thousands of premature deaths each year by strengthening the national air quality standard for industrial emissions of fine particles, often called soot.

Photo of Yunbi Nam
Photo of Yunbi Nam
Chihuahua or Great Dane: Your Dog's Size May Affect Their Disease Risk
Health Day,

The average size of your dog’s breed plays a role in which diseases your pet is more apt to develop, a new study has found. The research was led by Yunbi Nam, a UW Biostatistics MS Capstone graduate who is currently a PhD student at Vanderbilt University.

R Yates Coley
R Yates Coley
Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute
Healio,

Guidance on evaluating AI clinical prediction models and other AI tools from UW affiliate professor of biostatistics and KPWHRI researcher Yates Coley.

Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten
Written by Witten: Call Me Callie
IMS Bulletin,

There is no one way to give a good talk, but there are many paths towards a bad talk: A dog metaphor on how to give a research talk.

Photo of Bronze W at entrance to UW Campus
Photo of Bronze W at entrance to UW Campus
SPH researchers to work on six early-stage UW Population Health Initiative projects
SPH Blog,

Six interdisciplinary teams awarded tier 1 pilot grants by the Population Health Initiative, UW Biostatistics faculty member Lianne Sheppard is a member of one of the teams and Research Scientist Matt Conomos is part of another.

Sarah Monsell
Sarah Monsell
Statistical Methods for Exploring Causal Relationships between Risk Factors and Liver Disease
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA),

Sarah Monsell, a biostatistician at the Center for Biomedical Statistics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Washington, explains the statistical methods used in a recent liver disease study, describes their application to the study of liver MRI PDFF, and discusses the generalizability of the results of the study.