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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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.
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.
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.
An international team led by scientists at the University of Washington have used DNA to identify three major networks responsible for smuggling large shipments of ivory out of Africa.
Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alum Aasthaa Bansal (MS ’08, PhD ’11) on her NIH Merit Award! She's currently an assistant professor with the UW School of Pharmacy.
Ken Rice is a co-author on an international team which has newly identified more than 500 genetic regions that influence people’s blood pressure in the largest global genetic study of blood pressure to date.
Robin Nance, UW Biostat grad (MS ’04) and current doctoral student in epidemiology, is among the lead authors of this new study. She's credit with helping to develop the statistical models "that formed the backbone of the paper.”