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Abstract image of human head in silhouette with lighted brain surrounded by mathematical equations
Abstract image of human head in silhouette with lighted brain surrounded by mathematical equations
Biostatistics joins UW partnership to diversify STEM graduate applicants
UW has joined Math Alliance as a Partner Institution. This effort, which involves 12 programs on campus, was led by the Departments of Biostatistics, Statistics, Mathematics, and Applied Mathematics.
Mike Hellstern
Mike Hellstern
PhD student Mike Hellstern receives Donavan J. Thompson Award
Mike Hellstern, a second-year doctoral student, is the recipient of the 2021 Donovan J. Thompson Award.
Photo of UW Biostatistics student Niki Petrakos
Photo of UW Biostatistics student Niki Petrakos
Student summer experience refocuses future plans
Practical experience is an essential part of the UW Biostatistics student experience and summer internships are one way students gain insight into work and research outside academia.
Thomas R. Fleming at a UW Biostatistics Colloquium in 2018
Thomas R. Fleming at a UW Biostatistics Colloquium in 2018
A panel of scientists weighs in on COVID-19 boosters
With the prevalence of the highly transmissible delta variant and the corresponding new wave of COVID-19 cases, there is growing interest in the potential use of booster doses for vaccinated populations. 
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Biostat alum Jeff Leek receives 2021 COPSS Presidents’ Award
Jeff Leek (PhD ’07, MS ’05) has received one of the top statistical honors, the 2021 Presidents’ Award presented by the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies (COPSS).
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Woolly mammoth thumb
Tracking a woolly mammoth
Analysis of a 17,000-year-old fossil has revealed remarkable details about the travel patterns of an Arctic woolly mammoth who, throughout its 28-year life, walked the equivalent of nearly two trips around the world.
Collage of recent 2021 graduates
Collage of recent 2021 graduates
Recent graduates share future plans
Our most recent graduates will now embark on new careers, continue research, or continue their education pursuing advanced degrees.  Here is a sample of their exceptional work in the program and their future plans. 
Rice and Hughes
Rice and Hughes
Leadership changes in UW Biostatistics graduate program
Ken Rice is the new graduate program director, and Jim Hughes is program director for the MS Capstone Program.