When the World Health Organization (WHO) published an estimate of excess deaths worldwide during the COVID pandemic, Jon Wakefield expected some media interest. He did not anticipate a deluge of news stories and interview requests about the findings.
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"Too often, lack of clarity in how genetics research is communicated can lead to a misunderstanding of its relationship to race. Attributing racial categories to genetic conditions is the opposite of precision medicine, leads to real harms for patients, and obscures the true causes of racial disparities in health." — Stephanie Gogarten, co-first author and research scientist with the Genetics Analysis Center
Mary Lou Thompson, an emeritus research professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, has received the 2022 Rob Kempton Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Development of Biometry in the Developing World from the
Biostatistics faculty Amy Willis awarded grant to study gut microbiome of people with high exposure to farm animals
An estimated 60% of known infectious diseases and up to 75% of emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic in origin, meaning the disease is transmitted from animals to humans.