Dr. Christopher Blosser and the CICT team, along with the Kidney Research Institutes’s Glenda Roberts, were selected for the American Society of Transplantation (AST) Transplant Visionaries Challenge for their work in establishing the Center for Innovations in Cancer & Transplant. The video presentation won a $1,000 prize for highlighting the Center’s potential in moving the field of transplantation forward. In order to catalyze multidimensional research…
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Washington Research Foundation (WRF) has awarded a $250,000 technology commercialization grant to Brian Kraemer, Ph.D., to develop small molecules for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Kraemer, a professor in the University of Washington’s Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, will use the funding to progress his novel approach to treating the disease. AD affects nearly six million people in…
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Alexander Yan and Isiac Orr receive NSF Graduate Fellowships

UW Bioengineering students Alexander Yan and Isiac Orr each have received a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship. The fellowship recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. The $138,000 fellowship award provides an annual $34,000 stipend for three years,…
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Congratulations to University of Washington sophomore Alex Mallen, a computer science major, and junior Sharlene Shirali, a neuroscience major, whom the Goldwater Foundation honored with its undergraduate scholarship for students studying the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering. Mallen and Shirali join 417 undergraduate students selected for the award from a pool of 1,242 students nominated by 433 institutions across the…
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Dr. Jim Heath Named Fellow of AACR Academy Class of 2022

Dr. Jim Heath has joined a prestigious group of cancer researchers as a newly elected Fellow of the American Academy for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy Class of 2022.  The AACR Academy’s mission is to recognize and honor distinguished scientists whose scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.  Heath was chosen as an AACR Academy Fellow for his…
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Dr. Denise Galloway was elected a Fellow of the Academy of the American Association for Cancer Research. Her pioneering work on virus-like particles and the link between HPV and cervical cancer paved the way for the cancer-preventive human papillomavirus vaccine. Galloway’s pioneering investigations of the ways that certain viruses promote cancer allowed her to develop a diagnostic test to predict a…
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Congratulations to Dr. David M. Hockenbery, 2022 award recipient. The Dr. Ali Al-Johani Award began in 2001 with a $125,000 contribution from its namesake, a former Fred Hutch leukemia patient from Saudi Arabia, who was so grateful for the care he received he wanted to pay it forward by recognizing individuals who exemplify excellence in caring for patients. Awardees are…
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Dr. Michael Linenberger of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has been awarded one of the highest honors in the field of apheresis, the medical subspecialty that uses automated methods to separate blood components for therapeutic manipulation or for use in transfusion, transplantation and cell-based treatments. The Presidential Award from the American Society for Apheresis, or ASFA, recognizes Linenberger’s career-long contributions…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced the 2022 recipients of the annual Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in biological sciences. Nominations are solicited internationally for this prestigious annual award. This year’s 13 recipients come from across the U.S. — from the University of Michigan and the University of New Mexico to…
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Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center developmental biologist Dr. James Priess shares the 2022 Gruber Genetics Prize, awarded by the Gruber Foundation at Yale University. The $500,000 prize, which Priess shares with Drs. Ruth Lehmann and Geraldine Seydoux, recognizes the researchers’ pioneering discoveries regarding molecular mechanisms involved in embryonic development. “Any biologist absolutely hopes what they do will impact human health, though often in basic…
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