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Meet Oscar Madrid Padilla: First PhD Graduate from UT Austin’s Statistics Department

Meet Oscar Madrid Padilla: First PhD Graduate from UT Austin’s Statistics Department

Oscar Madrid Padilla. Photo credit: Vivian Abagiu.

Oscar Madrid Padilla will become the first person to receive a PhD by the University of Texas at Austin's Department of Statistics and Data Sciences (SDS) this May. The department was formed in August 2014 and replaced the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation.

Birth Risks Rise Late in Doctors' Shifts, Researchers Find

Birth Risks Rise Late in Doctors' Shifts, Researchers Find

The number of hours an obstetrician has been on the clock before an unscheduled delivery significantly influences risks to the mother and unborn baby, researchers report.

Common Colds at School a Primary Driver of Asthma Hospitalizations for Children

Common Colds at School a Primary Driver of Asthma Hospitalizations for Children

The most dangerous times of year for children with asthma are soon after their schools reopen after a break, and a new study finds that cold viruses are largely to blame.

New AIDS Research Suggests that More People Are Cheating than the Surveys Show

Transmission rates through extra-couple relationships are much higher than previous estimates indicate.

Doctoral Program in Statistics to Advance Research in Health Care and Technology

The college’s newest Ph.D. program in statistics was unanimously approved recently by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

The Texas Pandemic Flu Toolkit

A new toolkit, developed by University of Texas researchers, simulates the spread of pandemic flu through the state, enabling public health officials to make decisions in real time.