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Noah Simon is featured in Forbes' article 30 Under 30: Young Scientists Who Are Changing The World
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Elizabeth Thompson has been elected President-Elect of the International Biometric Society. She will serve as President-Elect in 2015, as President in 2016 and 2017, and as Immediate-Past-President in 2018.
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StagGen core faculty, Joe Felsenstein, won the 2013 International Prize for Biology in the field of "Biology of Evolution" awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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StatGen Core faculty, Daniela Witten, won two prestegious awards for junior faculty: Sloan Research Fellowship by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NSF Career Award.
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Congratulations to Joe Felsenstein who received the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science from the National Academy of Sciences.
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Study: A dead gene comes back to life in humans

http://uwnews.org/article.asp?articleID=47657

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The New York Times' article about the statistical computing environment R features UW Statistics alumnus Robert Gentleman, a head of Computational Biology at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a member of Computational Molecular Biology Program at the University of Washington.  

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/07/technology/business-computing/07program.html

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Congratulations to Joe Felsenstein who received the Darwin-Wallace Medal from the Linnean Society of London.
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Congratulations to Elizabeth Thompson who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences
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Celebration of StatGen Alumni, 2000-2007.
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Statistical Genetics Retreat will take place on Friday, November 30, 2007. Click herefor the full announcement.

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Following the Graduate School Review of the Statgen Certificate program, and the award of the new NIH-funded Statistical Genetics Training Grant (web link soon) we: 

2005:

  • The Statistical Genetics faculty of the University of Washington welcome the arrival of new statistical genetics faculty. Especially, we welcome Dr. Bruce Weir, incoming chair of the department of Biostatistics, ex-officio member of the Advisory Board of the Statistical Genetics Interdisciplinary Certificate, and a well-known leader of the Statistical Genetics academic community.
  • A competition with a small monetary prize, to come up with a Certificate for our Certificate alumni: still open Fall 2005!!.
  • And we have fun! Photo of the "MathGen group", the Statistical Genetics Research Discussion Group in the Statistics Department in Spring 2003, and again in Fall 2005, and more in 2006 (from Bertrand Servin).
  • First official graduates of the Statistical PhD pathways in Statistics and Biostatistics, and of the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, occurred in Summer, 2003.

2003:

  • September 21-23, 2003. The Second WORKSHOP in Statistical Genetics and Computational Molecular Biology for beginning and intending graduate students from the mathematical and computational sciences.
  • First official graduates of the Statistical PhD pathways in Statistics and Biostatistics, and of the Interdisciplinary Certificate Program, occurred in Summer, 2003.
  • Welcome to John Storey, Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, who arrived in July, 2003.
  • And we have fun! Photo of the "MathGen group", the Statistical Genetics Research Discussion Group in the Statistics Department in Spring 2003. 

2001:

  • On October 19, 2001: the Board of Regents approved the Statistical Genetics Certificate Program.
  • December 16-18, 2001. WORKSHOP in Statistical Genetics and Computational Molecular Biology for beginning and intending graduate students from the mathematical and computational sciences.
  • Summer 2001: WELCOME to Kathleen Kerr who has joined the faculty of the Department of Biostatistics
  • Spring 2001: CONGRATULATIONS to Mariza de Andrade (Biostatistics, Ph.D., 1990) who has been promoted to Associate Professor at the Mayo.
  • Spring 2001: CONGRATULATIONS to Heike Bickeboller. Heike Bickeb"oller (Statistics Ph.D., 1993) has been appointed to a full C3 Professorship at University of G"ottingen, Germany, as head of a new Department of Genetic Epidemiology there.
  • Winter 2001: The Graduate School Council has voted unanimously to approve the Statistical Genetics Graduate Certificate program.

2000:

  • Fall 2000: The Graduate School has approved the Statistical Genetics Ph.D. tracks in Statistics and Biostatistics.
  • Fall 2000: Dr. Matthew Stephens has joined us as faculty in the Statistics Department. For a view of his recent work, see the recent Stephens and Donnelly RSS discussion paper.
  • Fall 2000: Dr. Andrew George, from the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh, has joined us in a post-doctoral position in the Statistics Department.
  • <2000-1 The core STAT/BIOST sequence in Statistical Genetics is being offered for the second time in 2000-1. Thanks to all of students for their comments, which insures its continuing development.
  • Fall 2000: Elizabeth Thompson's book Statistical Inferences from Genetic Data on Pedigreesis available.