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At Fred Hutch, we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We are committed to developing excellence in biological sciences so that it is more equitable and representative of the vast talent pool.
We are seeking nominations for outstanding underrepresented minority post-doctoral students for the Dr. Eddie Mendez Symposium to recognize outstanding research in cancer biology.
Awardees will participate in a scientific symposium honoring Dr. Eddie Mendez and his commitment to innovative science. Awardees will arrive on June 3, 2019 and will participate in activities while exploring Seattle. The award symposium will take place June 4, 2019, at Fred Hutch's Robert W. Day Campus. The award symposium will consist of scientific presentations by the awardees, and informal gatherings of students and faculty.
A selection committee consisting of Fred Hutch faculty will select up to six post-doctoral student awardees from among applicants on the basis of quality of the application. Travel expenses (flight and housing) to Fred Hutch will be covered by Fred Hutch. All meals and activities are also provided by Fred Hutch.
Méndez, who passed away in 2018 from cancer, specialized in treating head-and-neck cancer, an often disfiguring and debilitating disease. It was his mission to save lives and spare patients as many negative effects as possible, whether through spearheading minimally invasive robotic surgery for these tumors (he was the first in Washington state to perform such surgery), or through tirelessly seeking new and improved treatments in his laboratory at Fred Hutch.
This symposium is dedicated to recognizing six underrepresented minority post-doctoral scholars from across the nation.  Applicants should have a research focus in cancer biology.
Application Deadline: All applications must be received by Feb. 15, 2019.
Notification Date: Awardees will be notified by March 31, 2019.
Arrival: Monday, June 3, 2019
Symposium: Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Additional information to follow.
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 Definition of underrepresented minority is aligned with the NIH’s definition: individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders) and individuals with disabilities.