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Faculty & Staff Honors

Faculty & Staff Honors

Washington Professor Wins NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

Dr. Noah Simon, assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Washington School of Public Health, received an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award – one of 17 awards given nationally to “exceptional early career scientists.” The award provides five years of funding that will allow Dr. Simon to pursue his research interests in big data and machine learning and how they can lead to better personalized medicine.

Noah Simon

Dr. Simon and his colleagues are focused on producing new statistical methods that can help tailor medical treatments to individual patients based on their genetic make-up, specific subtype of disease and other factors. They hope to develop open-source software that others can use to analyze a wide range of biological data. Dr. Simon joined the School of Public Health in 2013 after earning his PhD in statistics at Stanford University.