The American Association of Immunologists has selected Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Dr. Philip Greenberg, a world expert in cancer immunotherapy, as an AAI 2019 Distinguished Fellow. He is among 52 researchers selected for the inaugural class of fellows. Immunotherapy, an offshoot of Fred Hutch’s pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation, harnesses the body’s immune system to eliminate cancer cells. Greenberg, head of…
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Congratulations to Sharlene Santana and Verónica di Stilio on winning Fulbright Scholarships! The Fulbright Program, which aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. Fulbright alumni have become heads of state, judges, ambassadors, cabinet ministers, CEOs, and university presidents,…
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Drs. Nancy E. Davidson and Denise Galloway, two of the nation’s leading lights in women’s health research and scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, joining a class of luminaries this year that includes former First Lady Michelle Obama. One of the nation’s oldest learned societies, the Academy was…
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Deep in the inner ear, at the base of the semicircular canals, sit tiny vestibular organs called crista ampullaris – or crista, for short. Aided by millions of sensory hair cells, crista help us maintain our gaze as we move through space, not unlike a stabilizer function in a modern camera. Without a healthy population of these hair cells, the…
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$12M NIH Grant to Study Rare, Aggressive Skin Cancer

A multidisciplinary team from University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has received a five-year, $12 million grant to study Merkel cell carcinoma, a deadly form of skin cancer. Dr. Paul Nghiem, a skin cancer researcher at UW and Fred Hutch, is the principal investigator of the grant. Merkel cell carcinoma, or MCC, is much rarer than melanoma, but…
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Managing a fast-growing startup is not easy. But the GeekWire Awards finalists for Startup CEO of the Year have figured how to not only lead early stage companies but also inspire others to join them on their mission. We’ve opened voting in 11 GeekWire Awards categories, and community votes will be factored in with feedback from more than 30 judges. On May…
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Congratulations to Abigail Swann, an associate professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences and the Department of Biology, on being named an Ecological Society of America (ESA) Early Career Fellow! ESA designates as Early Career Fellows of the Society certain early career members (typically chosen within 8 years of receiving the Ph.D.) who have begun making and show promise of continuing to…
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The Department of Defense (DoD) announced $169 million in its long-running multidisciplinary university research initiative (MURI) awards to 24 research teams pursuing basic research spanning multiple scientific disciplines.  Since its inception in 1985, the tri-service MURI program has successfully convened teams of investigators to combine insights from multiple disciplines to both facilitate the growth of newly emerging technologies and address…
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The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) named Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, this year’s recipient of the Geraldine “Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award to honor her contributions to nursing, health care, higher education and interprofessional education. Dr. Zierler serves as the Director of Research, Training and Faculty Development at the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Research, and…
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Dr. Yiting Lim Named AACR NextGen Star

The American Association for Cancer Research has named Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center prostate cancer researcher Dr. Yiting Lim a NextGen Star. AACR’s NextGen Stars program aims to support the professional development of early-career scientists and increase their visibility at the society’s annual meeting, which is being held today through April 3 in Atlanta. She will present her work April 1 at a NextGen Stars spotlight session.…
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