Dr. Christina Surawicz, professor emeritus (Gastroenterology) has been selected to receive the 2022 Masters of the World Gastroenterology Organisation (WGO) Award. The Masters of the WGO (MWGO) Award is the highest honor WGO can bestow and is granted only to those individuals who have provided outstanding dedication to the mission of the WGO and achieved distinction in scholarly research, teaching,…
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Dr. Jonathan Himmelfarb and Glenda Roberts have been recognized by President Joseph R. Biden with U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Awards. They both received gold medals. In 2003, the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation founded the President’s Volunteer Service Award to recognize the important role of volunteers in America’s strength and national identity. This award honors individuals whose service positively impacts communities in every corner of…
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Dr. Nancy Davidson, an award-winning breast cancer researcher and medical oncologist as well as Fred Hutch’s Executive Vice President for Clinical Affairs, received funding to pursue a new research project involving PARP inhibitors which will be led by medical oncologist Shaveta Vinayak, MD, and Director of Molecular Imaging Delphine Chen, MD.
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Six researchers within the Fred Hutch/University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Cancer Consortium have received grants from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, or BCRF, a longtime funder of the Consortium’s Breast and Ovary Cancer Research Program. The proposed projects will further clarify the benefits of exercise for breast cancer survivors; validate a new imaging tracer to help expand the use of PARP inhibitors; test…
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For about 70 years, prostate cancer researchers have known that the male sex hormone testosterone, an androgen, along with androgen receptor signaling on prostate cancer cells, are linked to survival rates in prostate cancer. As a result, androgen-deprivation therapy, or ADT, which suppresses the production of these sex hormones, has been a cornerstone of prostate cancer treatment for decades.
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center cell biologist Susan Parkhurst, PhD, was named the second Mark Groudine Endowed Chair for Outstanding Achievements in Science and Service. Established by an anonymous donor in 2016, the chair recognizes the scientific achievements and administrative contributions to Fred Hutch of both Parkhurst and Mark Groudine, MD, PhD. Parkhurst studies the cytoskeleton, the internal meshwork that helps regulate cell shape…
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This year 37 UW School of Medicine faculty members and scientists affiliated with UW Medicine have been named to the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers™ list. The list was released today, Nov. 15. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are used to identify individuals from across the globe who have demonstrated significant and broad influence in their chosen area of research. The preliminary list of Highly…
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BBI Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure acknowledged ‘incredible support of CoMotion and UW Medicine, as well as my department, the Brotman Baty Institute, and my colleagues.’ Photo courtesy Matt Hagen Several dozen friends, family members, and supporters attended an event September 13 honoring BBI’s Scientific Director Dr. Jay Shendure, who was named “Inventor of the Year” by UW Medicine and UW’s…
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Dr. Larry Corey, professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) is the 2022 recipient of the Health Care Leadership Lifetime Achievement Award from the Puget Sound Business Journal. For more than four decades, Dr. Corey has led some of the most significant advances in medicine, including the development of safe and effective antivirals for herpes, HIV and hepatitis infectious.
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