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Photo of Biostatistics MS Capstone student meeting with Adam Szpiro
Photo of Biostatistics MS Capstone student meeting with Adam Szpiro
UW Biostatistics celebrates first Master of Science Capstone graduates
The University of Washington Department of Biostatistics is celebrating a major milestone as it graduated the first students from its Master of Science Capstone program this past Winter quarter.
Headshot of Timothy Thornton
Headshot of Timothy Thornton
Harnessing genetic diversity to narrow racial disparities in healthcare
The COVID-19 pandemic has accentuated racial disparities in healthcare and health outcomes. For example, hospitalization and mortality rates for Black Americans are two, even three, times higher than those for White Americans. These health disparities have rekindled a longstanding debate about the use of race in clinical practice and biomedical research. In a recently published New England Journal of Medicine article, five genetic researchers who self-identify as Black provided their perspective on the use of race in medicine.  
sequencing equipment at TOPMed NW regional sequencing center
sequencing equipment at TOPMed NW regional sequencing center
UW researchers show vital role of large-scale genome sequencing
A flagship paper co-authored by scores of researchers from across the University of Washington – including scientists from the UW Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine – shows just how valuable whole-genome sequencing data, and the variants they reveal, are to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders.
Headshot of Mary Lou Biggs
Headshot of Mary Lou Biggs
Nonesterified Fatty Acids and Kidney Function Decline in Older Adults: Findings From the Cardiovascular Health Study
Mary Lou Biggs, project director and epidemiologist at the Collaborative Health Studies Coordinating Center (CHSCC) in the Department of Biostatics, is co-author of this study that found that a single fasting serum NEFA concen
Aaron Hudson
Aaron Hudson
PhD student Aaron Hudson receives 2021 David P. Byar Award from American Statistical Association
PhD candidate Aaron Hudson has been awarded the 2021 David P. Byar Award by the American Statistical Association’s (ASA) Biometric Section.
Headshot of Ruth Etzioni
Headshot of Ruth Etzioni
Biostatistics and health services faculty member Ruth Etzioni co-authors data science textbook
Competence in data science has become essential for health services and health outcomes researchers. Today’s data-driven challenges require an understanding of statistics, health econometrics, and predictive analysis.
Jennifer Clark Nelson
Jennifer Clark Nelson
KP biostatisticians help monitor COVID-19 vaccine safety
Informative Q&A with Jennifer C. Nelson (PhD, ’99), director of Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute and an affiliate professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Headshot of Gary Chan
Headshot of Gary Chan
Gary Chan to serve as WNAR president-elect for 2021
Gary Chan, professor of biostatistics and health services with the University of Washington School of Public Health, was recently voted president-elect of the