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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

June 17, 2016

Dr. Larry Corey receives commissioned portrait; Inaugural symposium honors Dr. Joel Meyers; Dr. Julie McElrath appointed as Joel D. Meyers Endowed Chair

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35 years in the AIDS trenches

After helping pave the way to HIV treatment, Dr. Larry Corey wants a vaccine — and a cure

June 13, 2016 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The report that Dr. Larry Corey read on that June morning in 1981 is as fixed in his memory as a specimen on a glass slide: five previously healthy men, all of them gay, had fallen ill or died from a lung infection that typically affects only people with severely damaged immune systems. They were, of course, the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS. Finding a way to treat, prevent and even cure this global scourge would become the focus of his life’s work over the next 35 years.

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Seattle's life sciences scene in the spotlight

Xconomy forum highlights research in vaccines, organ transplants, big data, more

May 3, 2016 | By Rachel Tompa / Fred Hutch News Service

It was a dizzying round-up of Seattle’s life sciences research and biotech scene, from designer proteins to the looming threat of the Zika virus. This year’s forum was titled “Life Sciences Disruptors,” though Lash and the other speakers didn’t focus on the technology buzzword theme, but if there was one common thread to the afternoon’s whirlwind tour of Seattle’s public and private life sciences work it was that which is new and unexpected — and a look to the future of healthcare.

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Good News at Fred Hutch

Celebrating faculty and staff achievements

April 15, 2016

Gay City was among three community groups to receive funding this year from the Fred Hutch Health Disparities Research Center. Shown here are community organizer Emmet Stanfield and Kathy Ulrich, development director.

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‘Don’t stop now’: an endgame for HIV/AIDS

HBO’s ‘Countdown to Zero,’ featuring Fred Hutch researchers, shows the pandemic remains, but fresh hope abounds

Dec. 2, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

The new HBO documentary, “Countdown to Zero,” featuring Fred Hutch HIV-research pioneers, paints a clear picture of how prevalent HIV still is and chronicles the progress being made toward preventing and even curing it.

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Countdown to Zero: The path to an HIV vaccine

A World AIDS Day Q&A with Fred Hutch’s Dr. Larry Corey, featured in HBO special report

Dec. 1, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

Fred Hutch President and Director Emeritus Dr. Larry Corey and other scientists who are working on preventing, treating and potentially curing HIV/AIDS were among those interviewed for “Countdown to Zero,” a VICE special report on the progress being made to end the HIV pandemic.

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