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Fred Hutch receives $1.26M grant to boost science-education efforts

By August 23, 2018No Comments

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a $1.26 million, five-year Science Education Partnership Award from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, or NIGMS. The award will fund a new science education and training program called “Frontiers in Cancer Research,” which will focus on:

  • inspiring secondary school students from underrepresented communities to pursue biomedical and clinical research careers;
  • developing and piloting cancer-focused curricula and hands-on science kit resources that highlight ethical issues around genetic engineering, gene therapy, clinical trials and Fred Hutch’s breakthrough research; and
  • providing professional development and mentored research experiences for life science teachers on fundamental biological principles and practices through the lens of cancer research.