Scientists at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) were recently awarded a one-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to build a Down syndrome (DS) biorepository to research the connection between autoimmune disease and DS. The BRI biorepository, or biobank, is a collection of blood, serum and tissue samples, as well as medical histories, from volunteers with…
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Fred Hutch physician-scientist Dr. Stephanie Leewas honored at an Oct. 12 ceremony as the second recipient of the David and Patricia Giuliani/Oliver Press Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. The honor will help support Lee in perpetuity as she continues her research on blood stem cell transplantation and chronic graft-vs.-host disease, or GVHD. “Receiving the chair means so much because of Ollie,”…
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Miklos Kohary had only met with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center physician-scientist Dr. Joachim Deeg a few times when he asked Deeg a key question: “I asked him, do you believe in the power of the mind?” Kohary recalled at the Oct. 15 evening reception at Fred Hutch at which Deeg was named the first Miklos and Natalia Zimonyi Kohary Endowed Chair…
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Major NIH-CASIS Grant for Team Led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

An interdisciplinary team led by ISCRM Faculty Member Deok-Ho Kim has been awarded a new NIH-CASIS Tissue Chips in Space UG3/UH3 grant to support research that aims to improve our understanding of how extended periods in microgravity affect the functional capacity of human myocardial tissue and that could have significant impact on the development of deep space missions in the…
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Blood Researcher Receives NIH New Innovator Award

The National Institutes of Health today announced that stem cell biologist Sergei Doulatov, assistant professor of medicine, Division of Hematology, at the University of Washington School of Medicine will receive an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. The award is part of the NIH’s High Risk, High Reward Research Program which allocates funding to support unusually inventive research by scientists in…
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Andrea Lim, a fifth-year molecular and cellular biology graduate student at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington, recently won a National Cancer Institute  Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Fellow Transition Award. The award seeks outstanding graduate students with the potential for pursuing a career as an independent cancer researcher. The award provides up to six years of support for…
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Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb Wins Mentorship Award

Last week, Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb — or “Dr. Bev,” as she’s known to her students — received the first Oliver Press Award for Extraordinary Mentorship. Torok-Storb has founded and led several internship programs at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for high school students and undergraduates, with a focus on those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science. She received the award at a symposium…
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Jeannette Tenthorey Named HHMI Hanna H. Gray Fellow

Dr. Jeannette Tenthorey of Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been named as one of 15 “exceptional early career scientists” by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and will receive eight years of financial support through its Hanna H. Gray Fellows Program. Now in its second year, the Hanna H. Gray program was designed by HHMIto spot and support future leaders in academic…
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On Tuesday, Hyundai Hope on Wheels Foundation awarded Dr. Roland Walter, a clinical researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, with a grant to support his leukemia research. He received the $300,000 Hyundai Hope Scholar Grant in a ceremony at Fred Hutch as part of Hyundai’s annual nationwide campaign to support pediatric cancer research during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Young cancer patients, their families…
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Three researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center recently were awarded a total of $1.5 million from the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment, a public-private partnership that supports cancer research in Washington. Until recently, the fund was known as the Andy Hill Cancer Research Endowment (CARE) Fund. The awardees, all recent recruits to Fred Hutch, each of whom received individual…
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