Three undergraduate students at the University of Washington are among 396 around the country who have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2020. The Goldwater Scholarship Program supports undergraduates who “show exceptional promise of becoming this nation’s next generation of research leaders” in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The scholarships go toward tuition, room and board, fees and books up to $7,500…
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Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, professor of medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) and pathology, has received an Outstanding Investigator Award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for her R35 project “Identifying new strategies for prevention of cardiovascular complications of diabetes.” The Outstanding Investigator Award will support Bornfeldt’s NHLBI research program for seven years, with cumulative funding of more than $7.2…
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The medical community throughout Washington State, as in the rest of the nation, faces significant challenges. The uninsured rate increased significantly in 2018 for the first time since 2014, according to the state Office of Financial Management. The number of primary care physicians — the front line of preventive medicine — is declining. Only 6% of physicians practice in rural…
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Dr. Jennifer Adair is the inaugural recipient of the Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new endowed chair will help advance Adair’s research, which focuses on developing safe, cost-effective gene therapies that can be delivered worldwide. “Our family adores Dr. Adair and the work she is doing for humanity, and we are…
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The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center computational biologist Dr. Gavin Ha a 2020 V Scholar Grant to study whether a noninvasive procedure known as a liquid biopsy can help monitor and predict how patients with prostate cancer will respond to therapy. V Scholar Grants are designed to help early-career investigators like Ha pursue high-risk, high-reward ideas. Ha…
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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: Rose Bosire, MbChB, MPH Kenya Medical Research Institute Project Description: Purchase…
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WRF Postdoctoral Fellows are funded for three years at eligible institutions in Washington state to work on ambitious projects addressing major public needs. 2020 Fellows Dr. Daniel Birman, University of Washington Department of Biological Structure Alison Chase, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory Dr. Rossana Colon-Thillet, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dr. Cameron Glasscock, University of Washington Department of Biochemistry…
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Dr. Jay Heinecke, Professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, Professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), Adjunct Professor (Pathology), were awarded a $688,354 grant from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute for their MPI R01 project “Structural basis for cardioprotective HDL.” Co-investigators are Dr. Baohai Shao, Research Associate Professor, Dr. Jenny Kanter, Research Assistant Professor and Dr. Yi…
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The Puget Sound Business Journal on Friday celebrated the region’s preeminent leaders in health care at its inaugural Health Care Leadership Awards. The 16 honorees, who were feted at a luncheon at the Westin Bellevue, included Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, senior vice president and director of the Hutch’s Clinical…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center evolutionary biologist Dr. Harmit Malik has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. He is the 15th Fred Hutch scientist to be recognized by AAAS for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Malik, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, studies genetic conflict, in which evolutionary changes are…
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