COVID-19 Survey Aims to Understand Pandemic’s Impact on Grad Students

A group of students and researchers led by Professor Xihong Lin have been working on a survey for graduate students to assess the effects of COVID-19 on the graduate community and to allow … Continue reading “COVID-19 Survey Aims to Understand Pandemic’s Impact on Grad Students”

Xihong Lin Named to UW’s List of 50 Changemakers of Public Health

Congratulations to Dr. Xihong Lin who has received the tremendous honor of being named to the University of Washington School of Public Health’s list of 50 Changemakers of Public Health for “creating high-impact statistical methods for genomic … Continue reading “Xihong Lin Named to UW’s List of 50 Changemakers of Public Health”

Crowdsourcing Data to Fight COVID-19

A new article in the Harvard Gazette outlines the findings of a recent study looking at information gathered by an app used by 500,000 people to log daily symptoms, health status, … Continue reading “Crowdsourcing Data to Fight COVID-19”

Summer Project Presentations – 8/24 & 8/25

Our 2nd year PhD students will be presenting their summer projects on Monday, 8/24 starting at 4pm, with a second group of presentations on Tuesday, 8/25, starting at 2:30pm. Please email Jelena Follweiler for Zoom … Continue reading “Summer Project Presentations – 8/24 & 8/25”

Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly

Upon an invitation by Nature Microbiology, former Biostat postdoctoral fellow Chaolong Wang and Professor Xihong Lin published a Behind the Paper blog entitled “Learning from the Wuhan COVID19 Data on the Fly” about their recent Nature paper on “Reconstruction of the full … Continue reading “Learning from the Wuhan COVID-19 Data on the Fly”

Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave

Professor of Biostatistics and Statistics Xihong Lin along with a team of scientists from Huazhong Science and Technology University in Wuhan, including the co-corresponding author Chaolong Wang, a former Biostats postdoctoral fellow, recently published … Continue reading “Undetected Cases Speed COVID-19 Spread and a Potential Second Wave”

Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey

With assistance from Professor of Biostatistics Xihong Lin, a group of undergraduates from various universities recently developed a survey to assess the effects of COVID-19 on undergraduate communities. The data they hope to capture … Continue reading “Help Distributing Undergrad COVID-19 Survey”

Nature Article Explores R as the Pandemic’s Misunderstood Metric

Professor Xihong Lin‘s new website was recently featured in an article published in Nature last week; “A guide to R — the pandemic’s misunderstood metric“, which sought to explore what the reproduction number can and can’t tell us about … Continue reading “Nature Article Explores R as the Pandemic’s Misunderstood Metric”