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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In 2021, ISB has kicked off the fifth year of its successful Innovator Award Program by announcing three collaborative and cross-disciplinary projects. The program was created in 2017 to support early-career scientists working on high-risk, high-reward innovations. The Innovator Award Program champions interdisciplinary collaboration for non-faculty ISB researchers who need assistance with funding their work. “While one can take courses and workshops…
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Drs. Keith Jerome and Alex Greninger were named Innovators of the Year 2020 by the University of Washington School of Medicine for their foresight and innovation in developing one of the first tests in the country that detects COVID-19. In November 2019, when the pandemic was reported in China, Greninger, assistant professor of laboratory medicine and pathology, went to Jerome, professor of…
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Malaria mosquitoes, the world’s deadliest creatures, cause 400,000 deaths a year. One of two grants awarded to UW biology professors by the Human Frontier Science Program, or HFSP, will enable a research team including Jeffrey Riffell to study malaria mosquito swarming and mating dynamics to help control swarms and curb disease. The project also aims to explore “novel bio-inspiration” for flight control strategies in aerial robotics…
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