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World Health Organization Logo
Core Vaccine Protocol for COVID-19 published by WHO working group
A draft core protocol for COVID-19 vaccine trials was recently published by the
Charles Wolock
Charles Wolock
Biostatistics student awarded NSF graduate research fellowship
Biostatistics doctoral student Charles Wolock has been awarded a 2020 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation (NSF). NSF Fellows receive three years of funding support plus a cost of education allowance, for a total award of $114,000.
CDC biologist works on mobile biocontainment unit wearing protective gear
CDC biologist works on mobile biocontainment unit wearing protective gear
WHO group outlines new approach to clinical trials during infectious disease outbreaks such as COVID-19
A new approach to clinical trials during infectious disease outbreaks, such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), could help researchers
ID PRISM
ID PRISM
New partnership engages UW students in developing statistical methods to prevent and treat infectious disease
The University of Washington Departments of Biostatistics and Statistics have teamed up with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to involve UW students in efforts to prevent and treat HIV and other infectious diseases such as malaria, influenza, and tuberculosis.
Elizabeth Halloran
Elizabeth Halloran
Travel bans can slow spread of COVID-19 but transmission-reduction interventions have greater impact
A new study from an international team of experts – including a University of Washington School of Public Health biostatistician – examines the effect of travel restrictions on the spread of the novel coronaviru
Student ASA winners 2020
Student ASA winners 2020
Five UW Biostatistics papers win American Statistical Association awards
Four doctoral students and one recent graduate from the University of Washington Biostatistics Department were among the 2020 American Statistical Association (ASA) Student Paper best paper award winners.
Mary Lou Thompson
Mary Lou Thompson
Recently retired professor looks back at how UW Biostatistics and the field of biostatistics have evolved
Mary Lou Thompson, PhD, has been a biostatistician since the late 1980s and a Department of Biostatistics faculty member since 1996. With her recent retirement, the former UW research professor reflects back on some of the more significant changes she’s witnessed over the course of her career.
Noah Simon
Noah Simon
New statistical approach provides better accuracy in assessing brain function and health
A new Sparse Group Lasso method developed by UW Associate Professor of Biostatistics Noah Simon provides a more accurate assessment of human brain white matter connections.