Dr. Jennifer Adair is the inaugural recipient of the Fleischauer Family Endowed Chair in Gene Therapy Translation at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The new endowed chair will help advance Adair’s research, which focuses on developing safe, cost-effective gene therapies that can be delivered worldwide. “Our family adores Dr. Adair and the work she is doing for humanity, and we are…
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The V Foundation for Cancer Research has awarded Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center computational biologist Dr. Gavin Ha a 2020 V Scholar Grant to study whether a noninvasive procedure known as a liquid biopsy can help monitor and predict how patients with prostate cancer will respond to therapy. V Scholar Grants are designed to help early-career investigators like Ha pursue high-risk, high-reward ideas. Ha…
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The UW/Fred Hutch Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is delighted to announce this year’s International Infrastructure Awards. The Infrastructure Awards are designed to build capacity for UW-affiliated international HIV research activities. Direct costs are up to $10,000 per project. We are excited to announce that we have chosen the following awardees: Rose Bosire, MbChB, MPH Kenya Medical Research Institute Project Description: Purchase…
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WRF Postdoctoral Fellows are funded for three years at eligible institutions in Washington state to work on ambitious projects addressing major public needs. 2020 Fellows Dr. Daniel Birman, University of Washington Department of Biological Structure Alison Chase, University of Washington Applied Physics Laboratory Dr. Rossana Colon-Thillet, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Dr. Cameron Glasscock, University of Washington Department of Biochemistry…
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Dr. Jay Heinecke, Professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), and Dr. Karin Bornfeldt, Professor (Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition), Adjunct Professor (Pathology), were awarded a $688,354 grant from the National Heart, Lung, And Blood Institute for their MPI R01 project “Structural basis for cardioprotective HDL.” Co-investigators are Dr. Baohai Shao, Research Associate Professor, Dr. Jenny Kanter, Research Assistant Professor and Dr. Yi…
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The Puget Sound Business Journal on Friday celebrated the region’s preeminent leaders in health care at its inaugural Health Care Leadership Awards. The 16 honorees, who were feted at a luncheon at the Westin Bellevue, included Dr. Gary Gilliland, president and director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and Dr. Nancy E. Davidson, senior vice president and director of the Hutch’s Clinical…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center evolutionary biologist Dr. Harmit Malik has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS. He is the 15th Fred Hutch scientist to be recognized by AAAS for their efforts to advance science or its applications. Malik, who is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, studies genetic conflict, in which evolutionary changes are…
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The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named six faculty members from the University of Washington as AAAS Fellows, according to a Nov. 26 announcement. They are part of a cohort of 443 new fellows for 2019, all chosen by their peers for “scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.” The six UW faculty members…
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Cancer immunotherapy expert Dr. Martin ‘Mac’ Cheever of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Nov. 9 was awarded the first-ever Distinguished Service Award from the Society for the Immunotherapy of Cancer. The award honors Cheever’s work establishing and directing the Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network. The federally funded network, often known by its acronym, CITN, conducts early-stage, multicenter clinical trials of promising immunotherapy agents…
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The Puget Sound Business Journal honored pioneering virus researcher Dr. Denise Galloway of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday as a “Woman of Influence” at the news organization’s annual event to recognize noteworthy women of the regional business community. Galloway was one of 16 2019 Women of Influence feted at the Bellevue, Wash., ceremony. A panel of judges selected awardees from more than…
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