The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has named two outstanding young scientists as recipients of the Damon Runyon-Sohn Pediatric Cancer Fellowship Award, committing nearly $500,000 to help address a critical shortage of funding for pediatric cancer research.   The Fellowship Award provides funding to basic scientists and clinicians who conduct research with the potential to significantly impact the prevention, diagnosis…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center computational biologist Dr. Rob Bradley was recently named the new McIlwain Family Endowed Chair in Data Science. Funding provided by the honor will support Bradley’s use of computational methods to seek molecular patterns in large datasets that shed light on cancer biology and help point the way toward new therapies for cancer and related diseases. “Great researchers…
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Acute myeloid leukemia is one of the most common — and aggressive — types of blood cancer that strike adults. A bone marrow transplant can offer a potential cure. But older patients often can’t handle the heavy rounds of radiation and/or chemotherapy required before the procedure. And many patients — especially those from racial and ethnic minorities — won’t find a fully…
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The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named Peter H. Byers, MD, as the 2020 recipient of the Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award. Dr. Byers is a Professor in the Department of Pathology and Department of Medicine (Division of Medical Genetics) at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, where he has spent his entire academic career (fellow…
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Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research 2020 New Investigator Awards

The University of Washington/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is pleased to announce the 2020 New Investigator Award recipients.  The purpose of this award program is to encourage junior investigators (at a senior stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research, acquire preliminary data to use for exogenous grant submissions, publish, receive mentorship, and write one or…
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Seven scientists and engineers at the University of Washington have been elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences, according to an announcement July 15 by the academy. One-third of the 21 new members for 2020 hail from the UW. The new members are lauded for “their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement and their willingness to work on behalf of…
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Dr. Paul K. Crane, professor (General Internal Medicine), is the principal investigator of the parent grant called “ADNI Psychometrics.” Paul Crane, MD, MPH ADNI refers to the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, an American–Canadian research partnership. The NIH supplement enables Dr. Chun Wang, assistant professor (UW College of Education) and graduate student Ruoyi Zhu to join the team. “This is a very exciting opportunity…
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Meet the FY21 ISCRM Fellows

The ISCRM Fellows program began in 2017, the year the Washington State Legislature first included funding for ISCRM in the state budget. In a critical show of support for stem cell research, the legislature appropriated $2.25 million for core staff and technologies, innovation pilot awards for faculty, and a trainee fellowship program to help the UW fulfill its mission, increase…
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Oliver “Ollie” Harrison, DPhil, Principal Investigator at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), was recently awarded the NOSTER Science Microbiome Prize by Science Magazine, earning the opportunity to have his winning essay featured in Science Magazine. Dr. Harrison’s essay was about commensal-specific T cells and tissue repair, based on his work at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prior…
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