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UW Biostatistics highlights for 2022

UW Biostatistics community member contributions and accomplishments during 2022.

Faculty Leadership, Awards, and Recognition

Ross Prentice during a 2018 lecture at the University of Washington

Recognizing the career and contributions of Ross Prentice

After a remarkable and distinguished career, Ross Prentice, professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health and professor of cancer prevention and biostatistics at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, retires at the end of this year. His achievements in the field of biostatistics and his role in advancing the reputations of UW and Fred Hutch are incalculable.  Read the story



Student Achievement

Collage of four UW Biostatistics students: Keating, Liu, Petrakos, Hu
UW Biostatistics students from left to right: Taylor Keating, Zichen Liu, Niki Petrakos, Hantong Hu

MS Capstone students contribute to public health solutions

Over the course of six months, five student teams from the University of Washington School of Public Health, mentored by faculty the Department of Biostatistics, partnered with regional health organizations to tackle significant real-world problems. Read the story



Photo of Jon Wakefield

Nearly 15 million died from COVID using estimates based on excess deaths

It’s been an eventful year for Jon Wakefield, UW professor of biostatistics and statistics. On behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO), Wakefield led a team of international researchers looking into excess mortality during the COVID pandemic. Controversy over the group’s findings led to an avalanche of media attention, with Wakefield squarely at the center.  Read the story