Featured stories about UW Biostatistics people, research, and impact.
COVID-19 variants continue to emerge, including some with increased transmissibility and severity, which has contributed in many countries to a reversal of decreasing COVID-19 case counts achieved earlier this year. A New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Special Report, just released, advocated for a global framework to monitor and evaluate these variants and to address the worldwide need for safe and effective vaccines.
PhD students Yiqun Chen and Kun Yue won students awards at the recent annual conference of the Western North American Region (WNAR) of the International Biometric Society.
The University of Washington Genetics Analysis Center (GAC), based in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health, will be the Coordinating Center for the National Institutes of Health (NIH)’s new Polygenic Risk Score Diversity Consortium.
The 2021 Biostatistics Graduation Celebration, held June 13, honored graduates for their grit and determination in completing a degree under unusually difficult circumstances.
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.
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 and formed an initiative committed to explaining complex scientific issues in everyday language.