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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.
In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Diane Miller stands in the "hot zone," defined by red tape on the floor, as she waits to exchange equipment with a colleague who will remain on the other side of the tape in the COVID acute care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
In this Jan. 26, 2021, file photo, registered nurse Diane Miller stands in the "hot zone," defined by red tape on the floor, as she waits to exchange equipment with a colleague who will remain on the other side of the tape in the COVID acute care unit at UW Medical Center-Montlake in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
UW expert on how ‘genetic ancestry’ can impact reactions to medical treatments
MyNorthwest,

Different races have been found to react differently to certain medical treatments, in part based on an individual’s genetic ancestry. Those genetic health risks are being studied by Dr. Timothy Thornton, a professor, the associate chair of education, and the graduate program director in the department of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health.

Photo of Garnet Anderson in front of Fred Hutch logo
Photo of Garnet Anderson in front of Fred Hutch logo
Women’s Health Initiative to continue: NIH awards a new $72M extension for the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center, housed at Fred Hutch
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch News,

“The WHI has been remarkably productive in pursuing a broad range of scientific questions important to women,” said Garnet Anderson (PhD ’89) director of the Hutch's Public Health Sciences division and principal investigator of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) clinical coordinating center. Anderson is also an affiliate professor of biostatistics with the University of Washington School of Public Health.