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Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb Wins Mentorship Award

By October 8, 2018No Comments

Last week, Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb — or “Dr. Bev,” as she’s known to her students — received the first Oliver Press Award for Extraordinary Mentorship. Torok-Storb has founded and led several internship programs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for high school students and undergraduates, with a focus on those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science. She received the award at a symposium that was named in honor of Press, a Fred Hutch physician-scientist who died last year.

“I’m thrilled to receive this award, because it has Ollie’s name on it,” Torok-Storb said after accepting a commemorative plaque from Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland. In addition to her mentorship work, Torok-Storb studies the biology of bone marrow transplantation and blood cell formation.