In its second round of funding, the UW Medicine Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions is awarding $1.3 million for technology-driven solutions that aim to improve brain health. The technology focus was driven by the need to develop novel approaches to treat large numbers of people affected by brain disorders, as well the depth of innovation and expertise found locally.…
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Congratulations to the 2021 Chair of Medicine Scholars Award recipients. Dr. McKenna Eastment is a senior fellow/acting instructor in the Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She earned her medical degree from the University of Chicago and MPH in Epidemiology from UW School of Public Health. Her clinical interests include HIV care, Infectious Diseases care, and General Internal Medicine. Dr. Leah Marcotte is an acting assistant…
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Multiple Myeloma is a cancer of the blood that begins in plasma cells, which are a vital part of the immune system. When healthy plasma cells in bone marrow acquire mutations, they can turn into cancerous cells. When these cancerous cells grow uncontrollably, they overcome healthy blood cells, decimating bone tissue and spreading cancer throughout the body. The disease leads…
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Dr. Ruanne Barnabas, associate professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), has been awarded the 2021 Minority Faculty Mentoring Award by the UW School of Medicine Committee on Minority Faculty Advancement (CMFA). This award recognizes the need for excellence in mentoring of under-represented faculty groups to achieve diversity and inclusion, key elements that can unleash creativity and innovation so that we can meet the health…
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The Washington Entrepreneurial Research Evaluation and Commercialization Hub (WE-REACH) has announced investments in three new awards, including one to researches at the Institute for Protein Design, to expedite early-stage product development for promising biomedical innovations. The three awards are intended to reduce skin injury from wound dressing, to treat COVID-19 induced viral sepsis, and to treat kidney disease. The recipients…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced 12 recipients of the 2021 Dr. Eddie Méndez award, honoring a physician-scientist and cherished colleague at Fred Hutch. The recipients are postdoctoral researchers from across the U.S. with research expertise in cancer, infectious disease and basic sciences. “We are proud to recognize the accomplishments of this year’s recipients and their substantial contributions in…
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Dr. Larry Corey of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of two winners of the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy‘s Sonia Skarlatos Public Service Award. The award, named after a gene therapy advocate, recognizes a person or group that has consistently fostered and enhanced the field of gene and cell therapy through governmental agencies, public policy groups, public…
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Congratulations to Dr. Joshua Hill, assistant professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), who is the 2021 recipient of the Fialkow Scholar Award. The Fialkow Scholar Award is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of junior faculty in medicine in research, teaching, clinical work, and academic citizenship. The award honors the late UW Dean of Medicine and Chair of Medicine Dr.…
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Drs. Andrea Wills and Daniel Yang Receive Tietze Research Awards

Two ISCRM faculty members, Andrea Wills, PhD, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Daniel Yang, 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. Exploring the Mechanisms of Regeneration Andrea Wills, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry Dystrophy syndromes and other muscle-wasting disorders rob otherwise young, healthy…
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Dr. Yingye Zheng, a professor of biostatistics in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, has been elected as a fellow of the American Statistical Association. Zheng joined Fred Hutch in 2003 and is an affiliate professor of biostatistics in the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She was selected for the prestigious fellowship for…
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