The Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS) is pleased to announce 24 new members, recognizing 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 bear on issues within the state of Washington. The 2019 class of new members is composed of 17 new elected…
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The American Society of Hematology will honor Dr. Phil Greenberg of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with the 2019 E. Donnall Thomas Lecture and Prize for his outstanding contributions to the field of immunotherapy. The honor recognizes pioneering research achievements in hematology that represent a paradigm shift or significant discovery in the field, according to an ASH press release. Fittingly, the lectureship and…
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Dr. Meghan Koch named 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar

Dr. Meghan Koch, an immunologist at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named a 2019 Rita Allen Foundation Scholar. She studies how interactions between mother and infant influence infant growth and development. The Koch Lab particularly seeks to understand how immune factors passed from mother to baby shape its developing microbial communities and immune system, and how these effects influence growth.…
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  Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).  The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. Established in 1996, the PECASE…
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Learn about the newly funded 2019-2020 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center pilot projects. These one-year projects encourage investigators to use ADRC resources to advance the understanding, diagnosis, or treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. As published in Dimensions Magazine – Spring 2019 Douglas Barthold, PhD, Research Assistant Professor, Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy, and Economics (CHOICE) Institute, UW Department of Pharmacy Type II diabetes is a known…
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Interlake High School’s Eshika Saxena recently received 10th place and a $40,000 prize in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest science and math competition for high school seniors. She designed a 3D-printed smartphone attachment that enables the camera to capture microscopic images of blood samples. That was possible using an artificial intelligence program, which she designed, which she…
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The Pew Charitable Trusts today announced 22 early-career researchers who have been selected to join the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. These promising scientists will receive four years of funding to invest in exploratory research to advance human health and tackle some of biomedicine’s most challenging questions. “Pew is steadfastly committed to supporting talented researchers working to unveil…
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Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb, affiliate professor (Medical Oncology) is this year’s recipient of the 2019 Minority Faculty Mentoring Award, sponsored by the University of Washington School of Medicine Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement and the Center for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion. This award recognizes the achievements of senior faculty in mentoring underrepresented faculty and trainees. Dr. Torok-Storb has an extensive…
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Dr. John Thompson, professor (Division of Medical Oncology) is the 2019 recipient of the Marvin Turck Award. This award celebrates Dr. Marvin Turck, whose energy, enthusiastic teaching, remarkable clinical knowledge, humor and support for students, housestaff, fellows and faculty have inspired trainees and faculty for decades. The Turck Award is a career achievement award to honor individuals whose long-term contributions have…
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The Seattle-area chapter of the Association for Women in Science, or AWIS, has selected two women from Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to receive 2019 Seattle AWIS awards. Dr. Jeanne Ting Chowning, senior director of Science Education Training, has been selected to receive the Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach Award. Dr. Denise Galloway, an expert in the role of infectious diseases in cancer…
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