Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center investigator Dr. Harmit Malikhas been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology. Malik, a member of the Hutch’s Basic Sciences Division and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was one of 109 fellows elected this year. Annual fellow selection is a highly selective, peer-reviewed process that is…
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Benjamin “Beno” Freedman has been named STEM CELLS’ Young Investigator of 2018 for his groundbreaking work with organoids in studying kidney structure and disease. The award was created to foster advancements in the fields of stem cells and regenerative medicine by honoring a young researcher who is principal author of a STEM CELLS paper that is deemed to have the most impact…
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The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy recently welcomed seven talented early career researchers in cancer immunotherapy to its network as part of the Parker Scholars, Parker Bridge Scholars and Parker Fellows programs. These researchers will receive a total of up to $3.1 million in funding and the opportunity to train with top scientists in the field, to support them as they embark…
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Tietze Young Scientist Awards for Two ISCRM Faculty Members

Two ISCRM faculty members, Dr. Smita Yadav, Assistant Professor, Pharmacology and Dr. Ronald Kwon, Associate Professor, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, have received prestigious awards from the John H. Tietze Foundation Trust that will help fuel promising research underway in their labs. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder that currently affects 1 in 59 children in the United…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center computational and molecular biologist Dr. Arvind “Rasi” Subramaniam has received a five-year, $920,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to develop computational models of how cells cope with stalled protein synthesis. Cells rely on proteins for all their functions, and Subramaniam’s research will shed light on how protein synthesis goes awry in diseases such as cancer. CAREER Awards support early-career…
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IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award for Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

Dr. Deok-Ho Kim, Associate Professor in Bioengineering and a Faculty Member of the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), has been awarded the inaugural 2018 IEEE NANOMED New Innovator Award.  Intended for current IEEE members within 10 years of completing their highest degree, the award recognizes significant contributions to the field of Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering as demonstrated…
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As smoking has decreased over the past few decades, so too has the lung cancer rate. But within these data lies a conundrum: As overall rates of lung cancer lessen, the rate among those who have never smoked appears to be rising. In 2016, nearly a quarter of women with lung cancer had smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes over their…
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Jay Shendure Awarded 2019 Richard Lounsbery Award

Jay Shendure, University of Washington, will receive the 2019 Richard Lounsbery Award. Shendure is a pioneer and leader in genomics who has developed new technologies that make DNA sequencing faster, cheaper, and more useful—work that is transforming genetics and medicine. Shendure’s innovations began with his doctorate in 2005, when he co-developed one of the first methods for massively parallel or next-generation…
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Institute for Systems Biology’s Professor Sui Huang, MD, PhD, has been announced by Cancer Research UK as a member of a global research team funded through its Grand Challenge competition — an international funding initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research. Grand Challenge brings together the brightest scientists from around the world and from different…
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ITHS Announces Recipients of $280K in Pilot Award Funding

This year, awardees will tackle research challenges ranging from alternative treatments for the opioid epidemic through health related applications in mobile technology. The Institute of Translational Health Sciences offers annual pilot awards for novel, innovative, and collaborative clinical research. Our three largest funding mechanisms are awarded annually to launch new translational methods, establish new multidisciplinary partnerships, and encourage researchers to…
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