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Split photo of two men
Biostatistics welcomes new equity, diversity, and inclusion committee teaching assistants
Meet our two new teaching assistants working with our department's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee.  More information about the EDI committee's goals and initiatives.
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Photo of woman looking out window
EDI subcommittee on the value of bolstering efforts in mental health and wellness
Highlighting the work of the UW Biostatistics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) subcommittee supporting mental health and wellness resources.
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New post teaser photo of student
Biostatistics student wins JSM paper competition for 2024
Student paper explores data thinning, a strategy to decompose individual data points into independent pieces, and offers data analysts a new tool to perform various common statistical tasks such as model selection, model testing, and inference.
Bruce Weir
Bruce Weir
SISG renamed in honor of Bruce Weir
After 18 years at the University of Washington, the Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics (SISG) has moved to Atlanta.
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big-data-module-summer-institutes
Big changes in 2024 for Summer Institutes
Mark your calendars for Summer Institutes 2024 and learn about what changes are in store for two institutes which will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia beginning this year.
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Perspective of looking up at the sky with three buildings and sun beam shining down
2023 UW Biostatistics Highlights
UW Biostatistics community member contributions and accomplishments in 2023.
Peter Gilbert
Peter Gilbert
Peter Gilbert shares how decades of HIV research and community activism shaped COVID vaccine development
In the early 1990s, Peter Gilbert was a University of Washington (UW) undergraduate, wondering what to do with his math degree. At this time, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was reaching its peak in mortality rates, and treatment for HIV (antiretroviral therapies) had not yet been developed. Not only were communities devastated by the epidemic, but people with AIDS were stigmatized for being infected. Gilbert wanted to do something to change this. 
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Photo of Peter Sasieni
UW Biostatistics graduate Peter Sasieni named Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences
Congratulations to UW Biostatistics alumnus Peter Sasieni (PhD 1989) was named a 2023 Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and recipient of the 2023 Don Listwin Award for outstanding contribution to cancer early detection.