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Fred Hutch is seeking applications for the 2nd Annual Dr. Eddie Mendez Scholar Award which recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows from any discipline who are conducting research related to cancer, HIV, or other infectious diseases. The award was created to recognize Dr. Méndez’s commitment to cancer research and to supporting early-career underrepresented minority scientists and scientists with disabilities.
Awardees will arrive on May 22, 2019 and will participate in activities on campus while exploring Seattle. They will then present at a scientific symposium on May 23,2019 honoring Dr. Eddie Mendez and will have the opportunity to visit Fred Hutch and meet with faculty members.
This award recognizes the achievements of post-doctoral fellows from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science based on the NIH definition, which includes 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), individuals with disabilities, and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. A selection committee consisting of Fred Hutch faculty will select up to six awardees. All expenses related to travel and accommodations will be provided by Fred Hutch.
Dr. Mendez, who died of cancer in 2018, specialized in treating head-and-neck cancer, an often disfiguring and debilitating disease. It was his mission to save lives and improve the well-being of cancer patients, whether through spearheading minimally invasive robotic surgery for these tumors (he was the first in Washington state to perform such surgery), or through tirelessly developing new treatments in his laboratory at Fred Hutch.
Dates and Location:
Arrival: Thursday, May 22, 2019
Symposium: Friday, May 23, 2019
Where: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Additional information to follow.
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By participating in an internship with the Seattle Translational Tumor Research (STTR) program at Fred Hutch, you will:
The STTR social media and communications intern will be learning the mission of STTR and applying that knowledge to all aspects of social media under the supervision of senior STTR personnel. In addition, this position will develop social media content for the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine (BBI) under the supervision of senior BBI personnel. The intern will also be required to perform other communications-related tasks as requested by their supervisor.
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