Dr. Stephanie Berger Awarded WRF Translational Funding

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has provided a $250,000 grant to support work carried out by Stephanie Berger, Ph.D., on a new therapeutic for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). A grant of $50,500 from WRF in 2019 and an award from Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) in 2020 enabled Berger, a translational investigator at the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Washington Research Foundation, or WRF, have announced a new collaborative funding program designed to spur innovative life science and technology research at the Hutch and speed the process of commercialization toward patient impact. WRF’s renewable commitment of $750,000 will fund at least two Phase 2 Technology Development Awards of approximately $250,000 each to Fred Hutch…
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The Department of Medicine is dedicated and committed to increasing the recruitment, retention, and advancement of underrepresented minorities in Medicine. Established in 2020, the Department of Medicine Diversity Academic Development Scholar Awards (DADSA) were developed to promote and foster the transition of meritorious URM trainees to the roles of junior faculty and principal investigator. “These awards are intended to fill…
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Three Biomedical Innovations Win WE-REACH Go-To-Market Awards

The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is pleased to announce three new awards to expedite early-stage product development for promising biomedical innovations. WE-REACH invests up to $200,000 for each project with added resources and support. Project funding is made possible by public-private partnerships including the NIH, University of Washington (UW) Office of Research, CoMotion, and the Institute…
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Dr. Alec Smith Receives Early Investigator Award

When Alec Smith arrived at the University of Washington in 2014, the postdoc from London brought bona fides in disease modeling, a keen interest in neuromuscular research, and a desire to establish himself as an independent researcher in a collaborative environment. Landing in a lab affiliated with the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), Alec soon found the…
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The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year’s International Infrastructure Awards. The Infrastructure Awards are designed to build capacity for UW-affiliated international HIV research activities. Direct costs are up to $10,000 per project. We are excited to announce that we have chosen the following awardees: Bhavna Chohan, MSc, PhD Clinical Assistant Professor of Global Health, University…
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Helen Chu Named Researcher of the Year

Dr. Helen Chu, associate professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) has received the Researcher of the Year Award for her work tracking the COVID-19 outbreak through the Seattle Flu Study. The Seattle Flu Study is a seasonal flu and respiratory infection tracking framework that helps detect early cases, track spread and prevent transmission. After the first national case of COVID-19 occurred…
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The Lupus Research Alliance (LRA) is proud to announce the 2020 recipients of its Lupus Mechanisms and Targets Award (LMTA). The highly competitive grant gives researchers up to $200,000 a year for up to three years. As indicated by the title of the award, the 2020 awardees are each examining different possible mechanisms that could cause or contribute to lupus and…
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RADx Grant Awarded to MSU & ITHS for COVID-19 Research

ITHS is pleased to announce that Montana State University (MSU), in collaboration with ITHS, has been selected to receive a RADx grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project is led out of the COBRE-funded Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity at MSU. Alexandra Adams is the Director and Principal Investigator. The total grant award is $1.8 million with a University of…
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Dr. Deborah Donnell, a biostatistician at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, today was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The honor, a mark of distinction from the AAAS, hails Donnell for her contributions to science in a field where she plays a pivotal role in analyzing results of clinical trials of drugs that can prevent…
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