IN MEMORIAM: WILLIAM H. GATES SR. (1925-2020)

The passing of a legend. It is with heavy hearts that we learn the sad news of the passing of William H. Gates Sr. “Big Bill,” or “Bill Sr.,” as he was affectionately known, passed away on September 14, 2020.

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Will Canestaro, Ph.D.: Legend and HEOR

Will Canestaro of Washington Research Foundation receives a University of Washington School of Pharmacy Early Career Achievement Award and becomes an Alumni Legend.

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In Remembrance: Dr. Earl W. Davie (1927-2020)

We are saddened by the passing of our colleague and partner Earl Davie. We invite you to learn more about his life and his enormous contributions to science, public health […]

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Simultaneous Multiple Interaction T-Cell Engagers (SMITEs)

In September 2019, WRF pledged over $1.5 million in additional support for a novel immunotherapy platform being developed in Dr. Jim Olson’s lab at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred […]

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Counter Bias Training Simulation (CBTsim)

Research suggests that we all have our biases. Rather than denying it, maybe we should sleep on it. Biases permeate everyday life. They lead to assumptions about an individual’s interests […]

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C-SATS

C-SATS (Crowd-Sourced Assessment of Technical Skills) spun out of the University of Washington in 2014 to provide evaluation and training for surgeons, shortly after receiving a $50,000 grant from WRF […]

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Hemostatic Polymers for Trauma Care

Drs. Suzie Pun and Nathan White are developing a medical polymer at the University of Washington with the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives around the world each […]

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Protein Engineering to Enhance Drug Loading of Antibody Drug Conjugates

At Washington State University (WSU), Dr. Kevin Gray and his colleagues in the integrative physiology and neuroscience department are developing a revolutionary cancer treatment. Chemotherapy drugs cannot target specific cells, […]

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Nile Wilson: WRF Innovation Graduate Fellow and ARCS Fellow

Nile Wilson is a fourth-year doctoral student in the University of Washington’s (UW) bioengineering department, co-advised by Dr. Rajesh Rao in computer science and engineering, and Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann in […]

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Sedona Ewbank: WRF Undergraduate Research Fellow

Sedona Ewbank is a biochemistry and neurobiology senior in Dr. Richard Palmiter’s lab at the University of Washington (UW). Ewbank’s current research explores the relationship between the microbial community of […]

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In Remembrance: Dr. Benjamin D. Hall (1932-2019)

We are sad to learn of the passing of our friend, mentor and colleague, Dr. Benjamin Hall, whose research improved the health of more than a billion people around the […]

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Bing Brunton, Ph.D.: WRF Innovation Assistant Professor

Dr. Bing Brunton is the WRF Innovation Assistant Professor at the University of Washington’s Institute for Neuroengineering (UWIN). She is jointly appointed by UW’s biology department. Brunton’s research focuses on […]

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UW Medicine’s Heart Regeneration Program

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Dr. Charles Murry and his team at UW Medicine are committed to changing this […]

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Xiaofeng Meng, Ph.D.: WRF Innovation Fellow

Xiaofeng Meng joined the University of Washington’s eScience Institute as a WRF Innovation Fellow in 2015. Meng is working with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, a collaboration between UW and […]

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Eatai Roth, Ph.D.: WRF Innovation Fellow

In the University of Washington’s Biology and Aeronautics & Astronautics departments, WRF Innovation Fellow Eatai Roth investigates how animals use sensory information to navigate through and interact with their environments. […]

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Alder Biopharmaceuticals

Alder Biopharmaceuticals, based in Bothell, Washington, followed its 2014 initial public offering with success in its clinical trials. Alder’s lead drug, ALD403, is a preventive treatment for chronic migraines. In […]

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Juno Therapeutics

Fred Hutch spinout Juno Therapeutics is building a biopharmaceutical company focused on re-engaging the body’s immune system to revolutionize the treatment of cancer.

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Erin dela Cruz: ARCS Fellow

Erin dela Cruz is an ARCS Fellow in the University of Washington’s Molecular & Cellular Biology Ph.D. program, which partners UW with local organizations Fred Hutch, Institute for Systems Biology […]

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Edmond H. Fischer-WRF Endowed Chair in Biochemistry

Noble laureate Dr. Edmond Fischer has ties to the University of Washington (UW) going back over 60 years. While conducting research at UW in the 1950s, Dr. Fischer met and […]

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Studying Metabolites to Advance Health Sciences

Dr. Daniel Raftery is an internationally renowned expert in metabolomics, with an emphasis on developing new diagnostics for breast, colon and esophageal cancers, plus new methods of analyzing metabolites in […]

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