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headshot of elizabeth krantz
New study finds many cancer patients have no antibodies to measles or mumps
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch News,

Fred Hutch researcher and UW Biostatistics alum Elizabeth Krantz (MS, '00) co-led a project that examined how much protection cancer patients have against measles and mumps. "Our findings really emphasize the need to increase immunity at the community level, particularly among health care workers or caregivers who have frequent contact with cancer patients."

Rice and Hughes
Rice and Hughes
Leadership changes in UW Biostatistics graduate program
Ken Rice is the new graduate program director, and Jim Hughes is program director for the MS Capstone Program.
Patrick Heagerty
Patrick Heagerty
20 UW researchers elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021
UW News,

Patrick Heagerty, professor of biostatistics and former department chair, is among 38 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021.

Extreme close up genome
Extreme close up genome
New effort to discover genetic causes of single-gene disorders
The University of Washington Genetics Analysis Center (GAC) will serve as the Data Coordination Center (DCC) for a new Mendelian Genomics Research Consortium, aimed at increasing the number of known single-gene disorders. Cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and Huntington's disease are all examples of single-gene disorders.
Ting Ye
Ting Ye
Faculty appointment news and promotions in UW Biostatistics
Faculty appointment promotions and appointments in the department for 2021 are highlighted.