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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
Ruth Etzioni headshot
Ruth Etzioni headshot
Dr. Ruth Etzioni receives Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Endowed Chair
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Hutch News,

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center biostatistician Dr. Ruth Etzioni was just named the inaugural recipient of the Rosalie & Harold Rea Brown Endowed Chair. The new endowed chair will help advance Etzioni’s population science research, which focuses on cancer screening and early detection, particularly in breast and prostate cancers. Etzioni is also a UW affiliate professor of biostatistics.

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.
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 Four standing bar graph figures with one shorter figure leading in front.
What Does It Mean If a Vaccine Is ‘Successful’?
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Elizabeth “Betz” Halloran, professor of biostatistics, is quoted in this piece about pharma companies using different playbooks to test their Covid-19 shots, noting the first team to claim victory may not have the best formula.

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