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Headlines featuring UW Biostatistics people and research.
Peter Gilbert presenting work
Peter Gilbert presenting work
Dengue vaccine development taps new approach
UW News,

There is a new, innovative approach to dengue vaccine development, according to a paper published Aug. 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

In the News
In the News
Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives of Neanderthals
NPR,

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, recently announced that they’d found something quite surprising: the bones of a child who had a Neanderthal for a mother and a Denisovan for a father. Sharon Browning, a professor of biostatistics and a statistical geneticist at the University of Washington, says the finding was "like catching something as it's happening."

In the News
In the News
UW researchers contribute to international study finding genetic link to psychiatric disorders
UW Department of Epidemiology,

UW Biostatistics researchers Ellen Wijsman and Kenneth Rice contributed to this study relating to similar gene variations in psychiatric brain disorders.

Peter Gilbert presenting work
Peter Gilbert presenting work
5 questions on dengue vaccine analysis
Fred Hutch News,

Asked to help re-examine clinical trial data, Fred Hutch biostatisticians foresee a new era of personalized vaccines.

Adam Szpiro
Adam Szpiro
Mapping the time and place of West Oakland's air pollution
UW School of Public Health,

Adam Szpiro, associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received a $110,176 grant from the Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. to produce fine-scale maps at an hourly time scale of ambient black carbon levels across West Oakland, California.

Mary Emond
Mary Emond
Washington: Genetic Variants Found to Raise Infection Risk Among HIV-Exposed People
ASPPH,

Dr. Mary Emond, a UW Department of Biostatistics faculty member is featured in this story highlighting research that has pinpointed genetic variants that markedly increase HIV infection risk among people exposed to the virus.

Patrick Heagerty
Patrick Heagerty
UW establishes a new center for musculoskeletal research
UW School of Public Health,

Patrick Heagerty is part of a team of investigators from the University of Washington has received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a Core Center for Clinical Research (CCCR) to support diverse research efforts to effectively diagnose and treat musculoskeletal conditions.

Thomas Fleming
Thomas Fleming
Washington’s World AIDS Day Highlights
https://www.aspph.org/washingtons-world-aids-day-highlights/,

Dr. Thomas Fleming, a UW faculty member in biostatistics, is involved in two large clinical trials engaging more than 6,000 people at high risk for acquiring HIV infection.