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Sarah Monsell & Bryan Comstock
Sarah Monsell & Bryan Comstock
Center for Biomedical Statistics coordinates trial comparing the use of antibiotics instead of surgery for appendicitis
Treating appendicitis solely with antibiotics may be a good option for some people, but not others, according to results from the Comparing Outcomes of antibiotic Drugs and Appendectomy (CODA) Trial published recently in the
Headshot of Charles Wolock
Headshot of Charles Wolock
PhD student Charles Wolock recognized for outstanding achievement
Third-year doctoral student Charles Wolock has been awarded the 2020 Donovan J. Thompson Award by the University of Washington Department of Biostatistics.
Thomas Fleming
Thomas Fleming
Careful planning needed to counter release of weakly effective COVID-19 vaccine
The world needs efficient, speedy, and reliable evaluation of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, according to a recent article in the Lancet, but careful planning must be in place to counter the danger tha
Minh Vo and Hoshimi Tominari
Minh Vo and Hoshimi Tominari
Welcome new graduate program staff
Help us welcome two new members of our graduate program support staff, Hoshimi Tominari and Minh Vo.
Four students involved in summer 2020 internships
Four students involved in summer 2020 internships
Students say communications skills are key to summer internship success
UW Biostatistics graduate students took on interesting and challenging internships over the summer, despite workplace limitations due to COVID-19. One of the most valuable things they learned was the importance of strong communications skills.
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie
Thornton and Shojaie named associate department chairs
As the 2020-21 academic year gets underway, we welcome the appointment of two new associate chairs: Professor of Biostatistics and Graduate Program Director Timothy Thornton will serve as Associate Chair for Education, and Professor of Biostatistics
Kathleen Kerr
Kathleen Kerr
Analysis of electronic health records suggests COVID-19 hit Los Angeles as early as December 2019
A recently published study suggests COVID-19 may have been circulating in the Los Angeles area as early as December 2019, months before the first official case in the U.S. was identified.
Photo thumbnail of 2002 grads
Photo thumbnail of 2002 grads
From data scientist to researcher, recent program grads share future plans
From teaching college-level statistics to working as a data scientist at Microsoft, our newest alumni are off to some exciting new opportunities in the coming year.