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Headshot of Daniela Witten
Headshot of Daniela Witten
Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?
The New York Times,

Several studies have found that women have published fewer papers, led fewer clinical trials and received less recognition for their expertise during the pandemic. Daniela Witten, professor of biostatistics and statistics and the Dorothy Gilford Endowed Chair of Mathematical Statistics, is quoted.

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Photo of African children posing for photograph
Statistical model developed for UN to estimate subnational variation in under-five mortality
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.
Peter Gilbert
Peter Gilbert
Genomic sieve analysis can inform SARS-CoV-2 vaccine development
Medical Xpress,

"Think of the vaccine as a sieve and different variants as pebbles poured into the sieve: the vaccine will block some variants but allow others to pass through, and sieve analysis learns which variants make it through." — Peter Gilbert, biostatistician at the Fred Hutch Vaccine and Infectious Disease and Public Health Sciences Divisions and a UW research professor of biostatistics.

Headshot of Holly Janes
Headshot of Holly Janes
Holly Janes named Prentice Endowed Professor for 2021-22
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.
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.