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Featured stories about UW Biostatistics people, research, and impact.
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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. 
Photo of Peter Sasieni
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.
Frankline Onchiri and Brett Hanscom
Frankline Onchiri and Brett Hanscom
Alumni ‘pay it forward’ as mentors for UW Biostatistics students
Department of Biostatistics alumni recount their experiences as volunteer mentors in the department’s professional mentor program in 2023.
NIH close up photo of melonoma cells
NIH close up photo of melonoma cells
Specialized training could contribute to overdiagnosis of skin cancer
A study published in this week’s JAMA Dermatology finds specialized training may inadvertently be contributing to escalating rates of skin cancer overdiagnosis.
2023 Information Sessions for UW Biostatistics programs
2023 Information Sessions for UW Biostatistics programs
Autumn 2023 information sessions for UW Biostatistics programs
Each session will review the degree program's focus, format, curriculum, research opportunities, hands-on work experience, post-degree job outlook, admissions requirements, application process, and more. Time will also be set aside to answer any questions you may have.
collage of student photos
collage of student photos
Biostatistics summer internship highlights for 2023
University of Washington Biostatistics students make a difference in people’s lives in many different ways, including participation in summer internships.
Awan Afiaz
Awan Afiaz
Biostatistics student honored for academic achievement
Awan Afiaz honored with Dean's Merit Award by University of Dhaka.