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Students say communications skills are key to summer internship success
UW Biostatistics graduate students took on interesting and challenging internships over the summer, despite workplace limitations due to COVID-19. One of the most valuable things they learned was the importance of strong communications skills.
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie named associate department chairs
As the 2020-21 academic year gets underway, we welcome the appointment of two new associate chairs: Professor of Biostatistics and Graduate Program Director Timothy Thornton will serve as Associate Chair for Education, and Professor of Biostatistics
Kathleen Kerr
Kathleen Kerr
Analysis of electronic health records suggests COVID-19 hit Los Angeles as early as December 2019
A recently published study suggests COVID-19 may have been circulating in the Los Angeles area as early as December 2019, months before the first official case in the U.S. was identified.
Photo thumbnail of 2002 grads
Photo thumbnail of 2002 grads
From data scientist to researcher, recent program grads share future plans
From teaching college-level statistics to working as a data scientist at Microsoft, our newest alumni are off to some exciting new opportunities in the coming year.
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten selected for 2021 Leo Breiman Award
The American Statistical Association’s 2021 Leo Breiman Junior Award recognizes Witten's outstanding contributions to statistical learning, computational statistics, and their practical applications.
Jon Wellner
Jon Wellner
Jon Wellner retires after 37 years at UW
Jon Wellner has influenced generations of statisticians through his research, teaching, and mentoring.
Ali Shojaie, Timothy Thornton, and Marco Carone
Ali Shojaie, Timothy Thornton, and Marco Carone
Biostatistics faculty promoted in 2020
Congratulations to Ali Shojaie, Timothy Thornton, and Marco Carone, core faculty members in the Department of Biostatistics who received promotions to new appointments effective July 1, 202
Barbara McKnight
Barbara McKnight
Barbara McKnight reflects on her career at UW
Retiring Professor of Biostatistics Barbara McKnight has always had a research interest in the causes of chronic disease, and in the statistical methods used to discover them.