Featured stories about UW Biostatistics people, research, and impact.
Congratulations to Department of Biostatistics members honored with 2021 School of Public Health (SPH) Excellence Awards. Recipients were honored publicly by the School in a congratulatory video.
PhD student Subodh Selukar received a Thomas C. Chamlers Student Scholarship from the Society for Clinical Trials (SCT). He was one of three scholarship finalists invited to present at SCT’s annual conference in May, where his presentation earned him the $500 award for best paper.
Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Jon Wakefield and biostatistics PhD student Serge Aleshin-Guendel developed a model to estimate global excess mortality that reflects the true COVID-19 death toll.
In the early days of the pandemic, a group of graduate students with ties to Mexico came together in an effort to help people in that country understand its confusing COVID-19 detection program. What started as a one-article collaboration blossomed into Mexicans in Statistics and Health, an initiative committed to explaining complex scientific issues in everyday language.
Biostatistics alumni Yingye Zheng (MS’ ‘99, PhD’ 02) and Thomas M. Braun (MS ’96, PhD ’99) have been elected fellows of the American Statistical Association (ASA).
Nina Galanter, a doctoral student in biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, is the recipient of a 2021 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
Statistical model developed by University of Washington team for United Nations (UN) identifies local areas in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia where additional resources may be needed to mitigate high under-five mortality.
Holly Janes has been named the Prentice Endowed Professor for 2021-22. An affiliate professor of biostatistics, Janes is also co-principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) Statistics and Data Management Center at Fred Hutch. Last year, HVTN pivoted from HIV vaccine research to focus its expertise on the COVID-19 vaccine effort.