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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
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.
illustration of people in silhouette with dna helix
illustration of people in silhouette with dna helix
Appropriate use of race, ethnicity, and ancestry in genetic research
"Too often, lack of clarity in how genetics research is communicated can lead to a misunderstanding of its relationship to race. Attributing racial categories to genetic conditions is the opposite of precision medicine, leads to real harms for patients, and obscures the true causes of racial disparities in health." — Stephanie Gogarten, co-first author and research scientist with the Genetics Analysis Center
Katherine Wilson
Katherine Wilson
Katherine Wilson joins UW Biostatistics faculty
As the calendar rolls over to a new academic year, the University of Washington Department of Biostatistics is excited to welcome Katherine Wilson (PhD ’19) as an Assistant Teaching Professor.
Thompson and Thompson
Thompson and Thompson
Emeritus biostatistics faculty earn international honors
Mary Lou Thompson, an emeritus research professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received the 2022 Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World from the
Amy Willis
Amy Willis
Biostatistics faculty Amy Willis awarded grant to study gut microbiome of people with high exposure to farm animals
An estimated 60% of known infectious diseases and up to 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin, meaning the disease is transmitted from animals to humans.
Two student graduates in MS Capstone Program attending 2022 graduation event
Two student graduates in MS Capstone Program attending 2022 graduation event
Biostatistics celebrates graduating students
University of Washington Biostatistics students graduating in 2022 and 2021 were honored at a department graduation ceremony held on June 12, 2022.
Senior Student Award Recipients 2022
Senior Student Award Recipients 2022
Biostatistics senior student awards for 2022
Students recipients of UW Biostatistics senior awards for 2022 announced at graduation celebration June 12.