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A New Texas COVID-19 Pandemic Toolkit Shows the Importance of Social Distancing

Since 2012 a pandemic-planning tool developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin has helped public health officials plan for the consequences of a deadly and virulent virus. Now the pandemic modeler who developed the toolkit is studying COVID-19 and has built a new model to project the...

SDS Chair Mike Daniels Receives Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award

8 August 2014—Dr. Mike Daniels received the Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University. The Lagakos Distinguished Alumni Award was established in memory of Dr. Stephen Lagakos, a faculty member and former chair of the Department of Biostatistics who passed away in a tragic automobile accident in 2009. Professor Lagakos was...

Mike Daniels Named Co-editor of Biometrics

12 August 2014—Dr. Mike Daniels, chair of the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences,  chosen to be the next co-editor of Biometrics. Biometrics is regarded as the highest quality biostatistical journal in the world.   Due to the large number of submissions, there are three co-editors. By "geographical convention" the three co-editors represent different parts of the...