Dr. Heather J. Wright, a postdoctoral research fellow in the Hingorani Lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a prestigious three-year training fellowship from the National Institutes of Health to study the mechanisms of pancreatic cancer spread, or metastasis, to distant organs. The NIH established the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship, otherwise known as an…
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Eight researchers at the University of Washington have been named Washington Research Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows, according to an announcement Feb. 28 by the Washington Research Foundation. This is the second year for the WRF’s program supporting postdoctoral researchers. An external committee from academia and industry chose the Fellows from a pool of candidates to conduct original research, primarily in the life sciences, at Washington state research…
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Dr. Adam Dingens, a postdoctoral HIV researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, is among 13 recipients of the institution’s 2019 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. Nominations for this prestigious award are solicited internationally. This year’s 13 awardees come from academic institutions around the United States, including Johns Hopkins…
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Dr. Veena Shankaran named 2019 Leader in Health Care

Dr. Veena Shankaran of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was honored Thursday with a Gold Award for Achievement in Medical Research at Seattle Business magazine’s 2019 Leaders in Health Care Awards banquet at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Seattle. Shankaran is co-director of the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR, and an oncologist who treats patients with gastrointestinal cancers. She is…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the 2019 recipients of the annual Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences. Nominations for this prestigious award are solicited internationally. This year’s 13 awardees come from academic institutions around the United States, including Johns Hopkins University, Harvard Medical School, Indiana University, Stanford University and…
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A 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship will help support investigations by early-career scientist Kelley Harris on how modern human genomes evolved and diversified.  She joined the UW School of Medicine faculty last year. Harris is studying the recent evolutionary history of humans and other species through the lens of population genetic theory and advances in DNA sequence analysis. Harris opened her UW Medicine lab in 2018…
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Two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center postdoctoral fellows have been named Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Breakthrough Scientists. Drs. Alistair Russell and Tera Levin first received funding from the Damon Runyon Foundation in 2015. Now, they’re among six fellows who merited further funding after they “greatly exceeded Damon Runyon’s highest expectations and are most likely to make paradigm-shifting breakthroughs that transform the way we prevent,…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigator Dr. Harmit Malikhas been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. Malik, a member of the Hutch’s Basic Sciences Division and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was one of 109 fellows elected this year. Annual fellow selection is a highly selective, peer-reviewed process that is…
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Benjamin “Beno” Freedman has been named STEM CELLS’ Young Investigator of 2018 for his groundbreaking work with organoids in studying kidney structure and disease. The award was created to foster advancements in the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine by honoring a young researcher who is principal author of a STEM CELLS paper that is deemed to have the most impact…
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The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy recently welcomed seven talented early career researchers in cancer immunotherapy to its network as part of the Parker Scholars, Parker Bridge Scholars and Parker Fellows programs. These researchers will receive a total of up to $3.1 million in funding and the opportunity to train with top scientists in the field, to support them as they embark…
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