Potential Seen for Tailoring Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment

December 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Research | Tagged: , ,

Drug response screening of leukemia stem cells offers clues to relapse and suggests ways to improve patient-specific therapies Advances in rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Research on the drug responses of leukemia stem cells may reveal why some […] Read More

Two UW Cardiologists Honored at Northwestern University

October 25, 2018 | Categories: Announcements, Award

Two University of Washington Cardiologists received honors at Northwestern University’s 14th Annual Northwestern Cardiovascular Young Investigator Forum. Read More

National Eye Institute (NEI) Awards Grant to Research Team Including Dr. Thomas Reh

October 16, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

A multidisciplinary team including ISCRM faculty member Tom Reh has been awarded a grant from the The National Eye Institute (NEI) as part of the NEI Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) for Regenerative Medicine, a five-year, $30 million program that seeks to catalyze new treatments for blinding conditions like glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, and other degenerative eye diseases. Read More

Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

Major NIH-CASIS Grant for Team Led by Dr. Deok-Ho Kim

October 9, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

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 near future. The work funded by the grant will involve two separate missions to the International Space Station. Read More

Blood researcher receives NIH New Innovator Award

October 3, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: ,

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 the early stages of their careers. Read More

Lewis County students see biomedical research firsthand

August 12, 2018 | Categories: Announcements | Tagged: , ,

More than 40 researchers and volunteers representing 19 labs from UW Medicine gave Lewis County high school students a glimpse last week into the world of biomedical research. The scientists and their colleagues conducted interactive sessions at W.F. West High School in Chehalis, Wash. Afterward, the students visited UW Medicine labs in Seattle.  Read More

ISCRM Awards State Funding for Fellows and Pilot Programs

July 2, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

Congratulations to the 2018 ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows Awardees The ISCRM Undergraduate Summer Fellows program, supported by resources from the State of Washington, are competitive fellowships intended to enhance the educational experiences of undergraduate students at the University of Washington while they are engaged in research guided by UW ISCRM faculty. We hope that with […] Read More

WA State “stem cell clinics” will now need to post “therapies” are not FDA regulated

March 27, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

On Thursday, March 22, Governor Inslee signed into law House Bill 2356. This legislation will require Washington State “stem-cell clinics” to post a visible notice that their injection procedures are not FDA-approved and that patients should consult with primary-care providers before undergoing one. Read More

Goodbye to a great alumnus and friend, Orin Smith

March 6, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

The University of Washington is saying goodbye to a wonderful friend and alumnus in Orin Smith. Orin’s involvement in numerous areas left an indelible mark on the University, and we were exceptionally fortunate to benefit from his leadership and support at ISCRM for more than a decade. In fact, Orin was one of the earliest supporters of ISCRM and the creation of the UW Medicine South Lake Union Campus. Read More

2018 ISCRM Travel Awards Announced

February 5, 2018 | Categories: Announcements

Congratulations to this year’s winners of the 2018 Travel Awards. Each travel award is in the amount of $1,000 to be applied toward travel to the June 2018 ISSCR meeting in Melbourne, Australia. Read More