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Tracking the rise and fall of Ebola in Sierra Leone

Study pins numbers on outbreak’s devastation, interventions that worked

March 28, 2016 | By Sabin Russell / Fred Hutch News Service

After a painstaking process collecting and analyzing information sent from nearly every chiefdom in Sierra Leone ― districts comparable to U.S. counties ― a team of biostatisticians including Fred Hutch’s Dr. Betz Halloran and Dr. Yang Yang of the University of Florida has published a new study that shows how the Ebola virus tore a swath through that country like an invading army.

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An ‘audacious and ambitious’ building

Seattle celebrates the opening of the new Uganda-Fred Hutch cancer center

June 4, 2015 | By Mary Engel / Fred Hutch News Service

At the grand opening of the new UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala last month, leaders of both the Uganda Cancer Institute and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center made clear that the celebration was as much about the people involved in the decade-long collaboration as it was about the alliance’s new state-of-the-art facility. That said, the building really is awesome.

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Protecting the most vulnerable

What a growing measles outbreak means for those with cancer and others who can’t get the vaccine

Feb. 6, 2015 | By Joely Johnson Mork / Fred Hutch News Service

As the measles outbreak continues to spread, those who can't get vaccinated due to medical reasons are among the most vulnerable.

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Olsen wins $1.25 million NIH Early Independence Award

Basic Sciences Division's Carissa Perez Olsen is among first 10 recipients of new award designed to leapfrog outstanding junior investigators directly into faculty positions; two affiliate researchers also among recipients

Oct. 3, 2011 | By Kristen Woodward

Dr. Carissa Perez Olsen, a Weintraub Scholar in the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Basic Sciences Division, is the recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director's Early Independence Award. She is among the first group of 10 junior U.S. investigators to receive the honor—designed to carry creative, confident young scientists directly into full-fledged research careers. Olsen will receive $1.25 million over five years for her research into the mechanisms of cancer, aging-related diseases and natural aging.

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How H1N1 flu escaped Tamiflu

Dennis Chao, Jesse Bloom and colleagues map global spread of mutated, drug-resistant influenza

Oct. 3, 2011

A recent Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center study on drug-resistant flu makes fact more compelling than fiction. In the new movie "Contagion," health experts scramble to get ahead of a flu-like pandemic as a drug-resistant virus quickly spreads, killing millions of people within days after they contract the illness.

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Fredricks elected to infectious diseases society

David Fredricks of VIDD honored by Infectious Diseases Society of America for leadership, service

Aug. 29, 2011

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division’s Dr. David Fredricks was recently elected as a fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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