Solid Tumor Translational Research

Oncology Recognition Day

Drs. Gary Gilliland, Paul Ramsey and Fred Appelbaum with support from STTR will host and invite your participation in the second Oncology Recognition Day. This event is an opportunity to thank the entire community (Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance) for their work in cancer care, detection, prevention, research, innovation and support roles.

WHEN: September 26, 2016

LOCATION: Fred Hutch Campus


8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. — Poster Viewing Session
SZE Rooms, Thomas Building

11:30 a.m. - 1:20 p.m. — Poster Session
SZE Rooms, Thomas Building

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. — Awards Presented by Drs. Gary Gilliland, Paul Ramsey and Fred Appelbaum
Pelton Auditorium


  • Employee Recognition

The Employee Recognition Award is awarded to personnel or trainees who have an exemplary work ethic and made a tremendous impact. Two nominations are needed per nominee describing their abilities to identify opportunities, problem solve, and work collaboratively. To nominate someone, send the name of the two nominators and their contact information as well as 400-600 word description of the nominee’s achievements to his/her career stage in research/administration.

  • Process/Systems Improvement

The Process/Systems Improvement Award is an opportunity to honor the efforts of all personnel within the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine cancer community who create innovative and resourceful solutions to challenges in the work environment. To be considered for the ITHS-funded awards, the improvements should focus on speeding up the clinical trials process or study start up. FHCRC/SCCA/SCH/UWM staff can work individually or in teams to create solutions to the challenges found within their current work systems. We welcome submission of projects in any of the following areas: Patient care, Research / Innovation or Collaboration / Communication, and/or Partnership.

All awards will be presented by institutional leadership during the Awards Ceremony on Oncology Recognition Day.

These are steps to consider when nominating for both awards.

  1. Identify a challenge(s), and then create a project to address the challenge. If a project was conducted in 2015 that applies, you can use this as your project idea, as well.
  2. Identify a team to work on the project, if applicable. List all members of the team and/or all participating organization(s)/biotech companies/academic institution(s)
  3. Identify which of the three areas of focus best identifies the scope of the project and one of the subcategories:
  • Patient care: Clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, service quality, time savings
  • Research/Innovation: Efficiency/Resource Consumption, Informatics, Tool Development, Lab/Research Initiatives, Shared Resources
  • Collaboration/Communication: Employee engagement, infrastructure development, international/Community/biotechnology, Partnership, etc.


Please submit applications to showcase a process or systems improvement project that has been conducted between June 2014 and September 2016. If you submitted a project for our previous Oncology Recognition Day and there have been signification developments and results from the initial project, then you can submit the project idea.