The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research is delighted to announce the 2021 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 more grants to obtain…
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Twenty scientists and engineers at the University of Washington are among the 38 new members elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences for 2021, according to a July 15 announcement. New members were chosen for “their outstanding record of scientific and technical achievement, and their willingness to work on behalf of the Academy to bring the best available science to…
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The $2.7 million federal grant to the UW Medicine Departments of Genome Sciences and Pediatrics, announced on July 15, will enable BBI researchers to explore genetic basis of Mendelian conditions, including sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and muscular dystrophy. Moreover, the work will be part of new Mendelian Genomics Research Consortium, a coalition of five clinical sites nationwide, along with a…
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Dr. Stanley A. Herring, co-founder and senior medical advisor of The Sports Institute at UW Medicine, is the recipient of the 2021 Frank H. Krusen, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The award was established to honor Krusen, a founding father of the academy who pioneered the practice of physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Krusen…
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Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has awarded a $250,000 phase 2 technology commercialization grant to Anindya Roy, Ph.D., to further develop a novel miniprotein binder for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Roy, an acting instructor in David Baker’s lab at the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD), is building on positive results from a WRF phase 1…
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On June 9, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center leaders unveiled two new awards honoring employees who embody the Hutch’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, in research. The Inclusive Leadership and Excellence Award recognizes those who have made meaningful contributions to inclusion, diversity, equity, anti-racism and anti-oppression. The Humanity and Science Leadership Award recognizes employees who have supported…
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Global health researchers at the University of Washington have received a $122 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to test the effectiveness of a once-a-month oral pill to prevent HIV. The five-year grant will support the implementation of a Phase 3, randomized trial of islatravir among women in seven countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Islatravir is a nucleoside reverse…
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Kendan Jones-Isaac and Dr. Eric Scott Nealy Named on 2021 Husky 100 List

The annual Husky 100 list recognizes University of Washington undergraduate and graduate students who are making the most of their time at UW. In 2021, two trainees from labs affiliated with the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) were celebrated for their contributions to scientific research, to human health, and to the lives of people around them. Congratulations to Eric…
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Yasemin Sancak, assistant professor of pharmacology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, today was named a 2021 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.  She is one of 22 early-career researchers The Pew Charitable Trusts newly selected for this program. [See Pew news release.] The scholars will receive funding over the next four years to investigate questions in human…
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