Drs. Vincenzo Cirulli, associate professor and Laura Crisa, associate professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and Hannele Ruohola-Baker and Shiri Levy (Biochemistry) have received the first state-funded 2022-2023 ISCRM Team Award (ITA). Funding will allow the researchers to develop and validate a multidisciplinary approach to generate clinically applicable pancreatic tissue for transplant in diabetes treatment. The goals of the ITA-funded effort…
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Sam Wasser Receives 2022 Lowell Thomas Award

Sam Wasser, UW Biology Professor and Co-Executive Director of the Center for Environmental Forensic Science, was recently awarded the 2022 Lowell Thomas Award. Provided by The Explorers Club(link is external), the annual award is given thematically to a group of outstanding explorers to recognize excellence in domains or fields of exploration. In the 2022 Lowell Thomas Award announcement(link is external), Sam ” is acknowledged…
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Drs. Vincenzo Cirulli, associate professor and Laura Crisa, associate professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and Hannele Ruohola-Baker and Shiri Levy (Biochemistry) have received the first state-funded 2022-2023 Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM) Team Award (ITA). The project will leverage the complementary backgrounds of the Cirulli, Ruohola-Baker, and Crisa laboratories to develop methods of yielding homogenous populations of functionally stable…
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Laura Crisa and Farid Moussavi-Harami Receive Tietze Awards

ISCRM faculty members Laura Crisa, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Medicine/Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition, and Farid Moussavi-Harami, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine/Cardiology, have received prestigious awards from the John H. Tietze Foundation Trust that will help fuel promising research underway in their labs. Type 1 Diabetes is an autoimmune diseases that occurs when the pancreas stops producing insulin for reasons that are not well understood.…
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Two BioE Undergrads Receive Population Health Recognition Awards

UW Bioengineering undergraduate students Fang-Hua (Flora) Hu, and Rachel Shi were honored with 2022 Population Health Recognition Awards for their efforts in addressing human health, environmental resilience, and social and economic equity. The awards program is a partnership of the UW Population Health Initiative and the Undergraduate Research Symposium. A leadership panel from the Population Health Initiative selected Fang-Hua’s and Rachel’s work from more than…
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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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