Biostatistics News

The latest news from the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Iowa College of Public Health.

UI study examines role of toilet flushing in virus exposures and disease transmission

New University of Iowa research demonstrates that toilet flushing generates aerosols that could contribute to the spread of highly contagious viruses, such as norovirus and other viral pathogens including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Published January 20, 2022

CPH students highlighted in Dare to Discover campaign

Six CPH students are featured in the UI's 2022 Dare to Discover banner campaign. Read more about how their research is making an impact. Published January 11, 2022

Alumnus Ryan Peterson earns prize for best paper

Congratulations to biostatistics alumnus Ryan Peterson (19PhD, 16MS), whose first-authored paper has been selected to receive the 2020 Journal of Applied Statistics Best Paper Prize. Published December 8, 2021

Alumna swims around Manhattan Island

After completing the 20-plus mile Catalina Channel swim, biostatistics alumna Liz Uribe (11MS) circumnavigated the island of Manhattan in a 28.5 mile swim this summer. Published September 30, 2021

Hear from the 2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award recipients Sept. 8

On Sept. 8, the College of Public Health will honor the recipients of its 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson Shenghui Tang. The awards presentation and a discussion led by CPH graduate students Alexis Clark and Alex Murra will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in N110 CPHB. A virtual option will be available as well.  Published August 25, 2021

Alumna discusses biostatistics, how to handle imposter syndrome, and more

Alumna Stephanie Kliethermes (09MS, 13 PhD) was a recent guest on the podcast "Madam Athlete." Kliethermes is a biostatistician, research director for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, assistant professor, and lifelong athlete.  Published May 19, 2021

A love of numbers drew Caitlin Ward to biostatistics

A passion for calculus coupled with an interest in public health led Caitlin Ward -- who is earning a PhD in biostatistics in May 2021 -- to an area of research that could hardly be more relevant today: creating more realistic models of the spread of infectious diseases.  Published May 11, 2021

2021 CPH Outstanding Alumni Award winners announced

The University of Iowa College of Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the college's 2021 Outstanding Alumni Awards: Dwight Ferguson, who earned a Master of Science degree in epidemiology and a doctoral degree in occupational and environmental health, and Shenghui Tang, who earned a Master of Science degree in biostatistics and a doctoral degree in biostatistics. Published May 3, 2021

Wick, Breheny honored with Hancher-Finkbine Awards

Congratulations to public health undergraduate student Noah Wick and Patrick Breheny, associate professor of biostatistics! They were recently honored at the virtual 2021 Hancher-Finkbine Dinner. Breheny received the M.L. Huit Faculty Award for his service and dedication to students, and Wick was awarded a Hancher-Finkbine medallion for his undergrad research.  Published April 22, 2021

Ecklund named to Society for Clinical Trials Class of 2021 Fellows

Congratulations to Dixie Ecklund, director of operations, Clinical Trials Statistical & Data Management Center (CTSDMC), for being selected to join the Society for Clinical Trials Class of 2021 Fellows. Published March 18, 2021