Featured stories about UW Biostatistics people, research, and impact.
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, 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
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.
"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
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.
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
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.
University of Washington Biostatistics students graduating in 2022 and 2021 were honored at a department graduation ceremony held on June 12, 2022.