Dr. Jason Deen, associate professor of pediatrics and medicine (Cardiology) and vice chair for equity, diversity and inclusion in the Department of Pediatrics is the 2023 School of Medicine recipient of the MLK Community Service Award from UW Medicine. Awarded annually to individuals or groups throughout UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine, this award honors those who exemplify Martin Luther King’s principles through: Creating…
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Dr. Irl Hirsch, professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition) is the 2023 recipient of the President’s Award for Innovation from Children with Diabetes (CWD). Nominated by members of the type 1 diabetes community, the President’s Award for Innovation is presented to the health care professional(s) who exemplifies extraordinary leadership in using innovation and advancements in technology for insulin delivery and devices that…
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2022 Mentorship Awards

Congratulations to the 2022 William J. Bremner Endowed Mentorship Award recipients, Drs. Thomas Gallagher, professor (General Internal Medicine) and associate chair for patient care quality improvement, safety and value, and Dr. W. Conrad Liles, professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases) and associate chair for research.
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WRF Welcomes New Cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows

Washington Research Foundation (WRF) today announced its sixth annual cohort of the WRF Postdoctoral Fellows. In 2023, 12 researchers will begin a three-year fellowship that will allow them to advance their careers and achieve key research goals. The fellows will be conducting research at the Benaroya Research Institute (BRI), Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch), University of Washington (UW) and…
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Last year, Washington Research Foundation (WRF) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center (Fred Hutch) launched a new collaborative funding program to advance technologies that can have a significant impact on improving the health of communities. Since then, WRF has awarded two cycles of $750,000 in funding that have supported 11 technology commercialization projects at Fred Hutch with grants between $50,000 and…
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UW BioE Students Receive Scholarships and Fellowships

The Levinson Emerging Scholars Award supports talented and highly motivated juniors and seniors pursuing creative and advanced bioscience and related research. Four bioengineering students have received the 2022/2023 award. Fang-Hua (Flora) Hu is a junior studying bioengineering and philosophy. She is a member of the Mathieu lab in the Institute for Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine. Additional honors include the 2022 Robinson…
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Eight research teams at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center will receive in-house grants this year from the Evergreen Fund, a unique program to boost scientific projects deemed promising enough in their early stages to attract potential commercial partners later on. Designed to provide a well-timed boost of resources to academic scientists with good ideas that might be attractive to the business…
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Daniel Chen ’22, has been named a Marshall Scholarship recipient. Chen graduated last spring with majors in microbiology and informatics, and will be pursuing a master’s degree in biological sciences and genomic medicine and conducting genomic medicine research at the Sanger Institute at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom. Originally established in 1953, the Marshall Scholarships finance distinguished…
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