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Photo of the Hans Rosling Center Building at night
Photo of the Hans Rosling Center Building at night
UW Biostatistics highlights for 2022
UW Biostatistics community member contributions and accomplishments during 2022.
Ross Prentice
Ross Prentice
Recognizing the distinguished career and contributions of Ross Prentice
Celebrating the career of Ross Prentice, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, who retires at the end of this year.
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concept image of data streaming
UW Biostat students expand skills through summer internships
UW Biostatistics Master of Science Capstone students had the opportunity to strengthen and build their professional portfolios this past summer through a variety of different internship experiences.
Noah Simon
Noah Simon
UW Biostatistics graduate program updates
Noah Simon, an associate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has been named director of the Master of Science (MS) Capstone Program in the Department of Biostatistics
Photos of six students
Photos of six students
Recent graduates share future plans
Meet some of our amazing students from the graduating class of 2022 who have already accepted positions in research, academia, and private industry, or are pursuing advanced degrees.   
Headshots of Sarah Nelson and Stephanie Gogarten
Headshots of Sarah Nelson and Stephanie Gogarten
A new socially responsible approach to grouping gene variation in populations
In genetic research and medicine, scientists examining how common or rare a DNA variant is in a set of individuals often want to group people in a particular way — by geography, ancestry group, or some clinical characteristic — groupings that are referred to as stratified allele frequencies.
Daniela Witten
Daniela Witten
UW’s Daniela Witten receives prestigious COPSS Presidents’ Award
Daniela Witten, professor of biostatistics and statistics at University of Washington and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair in Mathematical Statistics, has received the prestigious 2022 Presidents’ Award from the Committee of Presidents of
Headshot of Katie Kerr
Headshot of Katie Kerr
Pathologists giving second opinions are influenced by knowledge of first diagnosis
Second opinions are believed to give both patients and physicians better insight into medical diagnoses and help them make better decisions about care and treatment.