The Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, a public-private partnership known as the CARE Fund, this week named Dr. Lucas Sullivan of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center a CARE Fund Distinguished Researcher. The honor came with a $500,000 grant to further Sullivan’s research into the role of cell metabolism in cancer biology. “His research into cancer metabolomics is highly significant, innovative and timely, and…
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2019 Chair of Medicine Scholars Awards

The Chair of Medicine Scholars Award was established in 2013 by the Department of Medicine and awarded annually to meritorious University of Washington Department of Medicine trainees to foster the transition of awardees to the roles of physician-scientist and principal investigator as young faculty members. Dr. Pavan Bhatraju is an acting instructor in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He earned…
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Dr. Wei Wei Awarded CARE Grant

The Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) announced ISB Assistant Professor Dr. Wei Wei as a CARE Fund Distinguished Researcher and awarded him $500,000. The Wei Lab is developing micro technologies that cultivate new understandings in fundamental cancer biology, as well as new opportunities in translational research in the clinic. Wei is the second ISB researcher to receive grant funding distinguished…
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The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year’s Investment of Catalytic Funds to Access Resources (iCFAR) Awardees. The Investment of Catalytic Funds to Access Resources Awards (iCFARs) are to provide enhanced support for short-term innovative HIV-related pilot projects that leverage existing CFAR services, data, and/or specimens in excess of what can be offered to a single…
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The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year’s Mentored International Investigator Awardee. The Mentored International Investigator Awards are to encourage international junior investigators (at an advanced stage of training or recently independent) to conduct independent research with close mentorship from senior faculty. This research should ultimately lead to acquiring preliminary data to obtain funding to…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced seven inaugural recipients of an award honoring Dr. Eddie Méndez, a physician-scientist at Fred Hutch and cherished colleague and mentor. Méndez, originally from Puerto Rico, died last year at age 45 from cancer. Fred Hutch leaders created the award to recognize Méndez’s commitment to cancer research and to support early-career scientists from underrepresented…
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Harmit Malik Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center evolutionary biologist Dr. Harmit Malik was elected today to the National Academy of Sciences. Members are elected to this honor, one of the highest a scientist can receive, on the basis of their “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research,” according to the NAS press release. Malik was one of 100 new members announced April 30. Malik, a member…
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Dr. Gabby Wolff, postdoc in the Riffell Lab, has been awarded the UW Graduate School’s 2019 Postdoc Mentoring Award. As the Associate Dean of Student and Postdoctoral Affairs put it: (Dr. Wolff) was selected as a finalist because of her incredible commitment to the graduate students (and often undergrads) in her research group, and for her attention to mentoring for the whole person, including career and personal support, as well…
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Dr. Fred Appelbaum of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was named one of 15 “Giants of Cancer Care” for his contributions to advancing leukemia research and care. The awards were announced today by oncology publication OncLive. Appelbaum, who currently serves as Fred Hutch’s executive vice president and deputy director, studies the biology and treatment of leukemia and cares for patients with this…
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Life Science Washington today announced its 2019 inductees into the Washington Life Science Hall of Fame, which recognizes innovative leaders and industry pioneers in Washington state who have made significant contributions to the life sciences. The recipients will be honored at a special luncheon April 25 during Life Science Innovation Northwest, the largest annual life science conference in the Pacific…
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