High School Students Explore Stem Cell Research and Ethics at the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine

April 11, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

On April 9, 2011 the Youth Ethics Summit brought together students from across the Puget Sound region to learn about topics related to ethics, medicine, and biomedical research that are of special relevance to young people. Presented by NWABR and UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), this year’s summit focused on stem cells and featured tours, panels, and breakout […] Read More

Quellos HTS Core Director, Carla Grandori, honored by UW as an Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow

March 30, 2011 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged:

March 30, 2011 Eight UW professors have been honored as the University’s most entrepreneurial faculty researchers, under a new Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellows Program initiated by Interim President Phyllis Wise. The honorees have achieved success in translating their research into products and therapies or started groundbreaking programs for translation or collaboration with industry. The inaugural fellows, […] Read More

ISCRM Researcher, Muneesh Tewari, awarded Presidential Early Career Award

December 3, 2010 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Muneesh Tewari, UW assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology, is among 85 people selected by President Obama to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the nation’s highest honor for scientists at the beginning of their independent research careers. Read the full story at UW Medicine Online […] Read More

Pictured with Dr. Laflamme are lab members (clockwise from the left front) Kara White

Laflamme Receives $20,000 Stem Cell Research Grant

July 1, 2009 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Perkins Coie announced that it has presented its $20,000 “Award for Discovery” to Michael A. Laflamme, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology in the University of Washington School of Medicine, to fund his research project “Development and Testing of a Stem Cell-Derived Biological Pacemaker.” The award is part of the firm’s five-year commitment to support […] Read More

Fate Therapeutics, a company started in Seattle with intellectual property from ISCRM, has announced its first clinical trials

May 15, 2009 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

Fate Therapeutics, a La Jolla, CA-based biotech startup tapping advances in stem cell biology to develop new drugs, says it has gained exclusive rights to technology involving blood-forming stem cells from Children’s Hospital Boston and Massachusetts General Hospital. The hospitals jointly own the technology. Leonard Zon, director of the stem cell program at Children’s and […] Read More

Dr. Randall Moon

Private funds keep stem cell research viable in Seattle

September 28, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Imagine injecting a heart attack victim with cells that can immediately rebuild the damaged heart, regenerating a damaged spinal cord to restore movement to a paralytic or curing a disorder such as Parkinson’s by transplanting cells to grow new brain tissue. Such is the promise of stem cells, one of medicine’s hottest areas of research. Read the […] Read More

NIGMS awards University of Washington $10 million for human embryonic stem cell research

September 4, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), one of the National Institutes of Health, has funded a new research program at the University of Washington focused on the study of the basic biology of human embryonic stem cells. As one of only two such programs in the nation, the UW group is composed of […] Read More

$5M given to stem cell center

June 28, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The University of Washington has raised another $5 million to fund its new stem cell institute but still lags behind other universities in the race for dollars to fund stem cell research. Tom Ellison, the chairman of Savers Inc. of Bellevue, the parent company of Value Village, and his wife, Sue, are making the $5 million […] Read More

UW Medicine receives $2.5 million for stem cell research

January 25, 2007 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

Bill and Marilyn Conner have always been interested in medicine and medical research. But the Kirkland couple who have spent their career in the building industry, have become more interested in medicine in general — and stem cell research in particular. Like many families, the Conners, have been touched by disease. In their case, it […] Read More

$5M gift gives a boost to new UW stem cell institute

October 19, 2006 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

The University of Washington’s efforts to create an institute for human embryonic stem cell research are getting a boost from retired Starbucks CEO Orin Smith. Smith is donating $5 million to jump-start the UW’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine. In addition, an anonymous donor is giving $1 million to UW for stem cell […] Read More