BioE Faculty Win FACET Awards, Nominated by Students

Three UW Bioengineering (BioE) core faculty members were honored with FACET awards for their positive influence on students’ career and professional development. UW’s Career Center at Engineering (CC@E) honored Soraya Bailey, assistant teaching professor, Suzie Pun, Washington Research Foundation Professor, and  Alyssa Taylor, associate teaching professor, with 2022 Faculty Appreciation for Career Education & Training (FACET) Awards for their support of students. The awards…
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Competition is steep to receive a research grant from the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA), including the once-a-year awarded Quality, Safety, and Value Initiative (QSVI) Grant. This grant encourages the creation and implementation of quality and patient safety programming, and applicants must go through a rigorous multiple-tiered review process for the reward. Seattle Children’s is thrilled that this…
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The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) awarded grants to three researchers its 2022 Annual Meeting. ISHLT grants fund research to improve the care of patients with advanced heart and lung disease through transplantation, mechanical circulatory support (MCS), and innovative therapies. The ISHLT/O.H. Frazier Award in MCS Translational Research was presented to Maziar Khorsandi, MD, FRCS C/Th, cardiothoracic surgeon and Assistant…
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amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has awarded more than half a million dollars in funding across four research projects pursuing inventive approaches to the treatment and cure of HIV. “These grants and fellowships reflect the vibrancy of HIV research and the wide range of innovative strategies being pursued to end the epidemic,” amfAR’s Chief Executive Officer Kevin Robert Frost…
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The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) is pleased to announce a product concept award for Dr. Anindya Roy and his team at the UW Medicine Institute for Protein Design, including Drs. Jake Kraft and Hua Bai. They are developing a novel binder protein in an aerosolized delivery system to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a…
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Among the newly elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences are four researchers from the UW School of Medicine and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center. They are Caroline “Carrie” Haywood, the Gerald and Lyn Grinstein Professor of Microbiology; and Rachel Klevit, professor of biochemistry and holder of the Edmond H. Fischer/Washington Research Foundation Endowed Chair in Biochemistry, both…
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Two Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigators have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Evolutionary biologist Dr. Harmit Malik and molecular biologist Dr. Steven Henikoff were honored for their innovative contributions to our understanding of fundamental biological processes. Malik studies how conflicts between genes with opposing functions shape how genes evolve, while Henikoff focuses on the structure, function and evolution of…
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The Benaroya Research Institute (BRI) announced new research grants, including an $11.4 million-dollar U19 grant to study respiratory viral infections in vulnerable populations and a competitive $3.9M Research Project Grant (R01), both funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). All grants awarded to BRI in Q1 2022 totaled more than $17.1 million dollars. The NIH-funded U19 grant program supports…
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The American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, or ASTCT, announced Dr. Brenda M. Sandmaier as the ASTCT president in 2022-2023. Sandmaier is a professor in the Clinical Research Division at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is a member of…
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Ayokunle Olanrewaju, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and of bioengineering, has received one of four seed grants from UW’s Institute for Nano-engineered Systems (NanoES). The grants, made to researchers at the University of Washington (UW) and Western Washington University, support the use of nanotechnology tools to develop new, innovative technologies and devices. Awardees will receive up to $10,000 to carry out…
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