The Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), a Seattle-based non-profit biotech research institute, announced today a contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) DRIVe (Division of Research, Innovation, and Ventures) “Beyond the Needle” program to develop an intranasally delivered RNA vaccine for pandemic influenza. Beyond the Needle funds the development of new technologies to make vaccine and therapeutic administration…
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Dr. Mary Lenora “Nora” Disis, a noted breast cancer vaccine and immunotherapy researcher at UW Medicine, has been named an inaugural member of the Breast Cancer Alliance Sterling Club. The Breast Cancer Alliance is a foundation that raises support for breast cancer research, breast surgery fellowships, and outreach and educational support for medically underserved patients in need of breast care. The Sterling…
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Dr. Kelly Stevens Selected for National Academies New Voices Cohort

ISCRM faculty member Kelly Stevens is one of 22 early career leaders nationwide selected by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine (SEM) for the 2021-2023 New Voices Cohort, an initiative launched in 2018 to engage diverse perspectives on the convening and advisory functions of the National Academies. Stevens is an Assistant Professor of Bioengineering and Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.…
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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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