This year has been one of significant change for our organization. To provide an overview, we gathered some of the most compelling images and stories from 2022.
President and Director Thomas J. Lynch Jr., MD, welcomes employees to a launch event for the new Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center brand during late September in Seattle, Washington. The on-campus event brought together more than a thousand employees to celebrate the merger of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
The Nabet Lab aims to develop new therapeutic strategies that capitalize on the cell's own trash-disposal machinery to eliminate cancer-causing proteins. Nabet Lab graduate student Jennifer Crainic is working to create light-controlled technologies that disable and remove cancer drug targets with limited toxicity and side effects.
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Surgical Technician Thalia Jimenez Sanchez prepares the Interventional Radiology suite in the South Lake Union clinic. A new clinic building is planned to open in 2023 that will feature innovations in the way we provide care and treatment as well as an improved patient and family experience.
Mark Modimola, artist, illustrator and designer, poses with the artwork he created as the first artist for Fred Hutch's Public Art and Community Dialogue Program. The program launched this year with the goal of nurturing connections between employees and people in underrepresented and targeted communities to shape our pursuit of scientific and clinical excellence through anti-racism and inclusion.
A cellphone picture is snapped as Mary Flowers, MD, receives a hug from a participant of the 2022 Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion in July. Typically held every five years as a gathering of blood cancer patients young and old, all of whom had survived a blood or bone marrow transplant, the reunion was delayed for two years by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Elizabeth Cromwell, a research technician in the Preclinical Modeling core, speaks with an attendee of the joint Microbiome Research Initiative and Pathogen-Associated Malignancies Integrated Research Center Retreat poster session in May. Conferences, symposiums, retreats and team gatherings returned to primarily in-person events as pandemic precautions eased.
Jared Brown participates in the 25-mile ride during Obliteride on August 13, at the University of Washington in Seattle. A record-breaking 5,500 people on more than 450 teams joined this year’s celebration, virtually and in-person, to have fun, honor loved ones and raise funding and awareness for groundbreaking research. Fred Hutch garnered a remarkable level of support from donors this year, including two transformative gifts.
Catherine Bylund gazes at a photo of Carol-Ann O'Mack during a memorial and celebration of her friend's life on June 14 in the Steam Plant building where a symposium room is now named after O'Mack. According to the CDC, more than 12,000 people in Washington State, including O’Mack, died of cancer in 2021, while nearly 15,000 have died of COVID-19 to date.
Larry Corey, MD, and Glenda Gray, DSc, chat with colleagues during an evening reception at the HIV Vaccine Trials Network/COVID-19 Prevention Network annual meeting in Washington D.C. in early May. Infectious disease and vaccine researchers have been working non-stop over the last couple of years on COVID-19, HIV, influenza and other viruses.
Anthony Fauci, MD, thanks the cheering crowd during a Seattle Mariners baseball game against the Yankees at T-Mobile Park on August 9. Fauci received an honorary Hutch Award from Fred Hutch and threw out the first pitch of the game.
Kayla Mamolo, RN, cleans the equipment in an exam room at the Bezos Immunotherapy Clinic. Because patients attending the clinic are often immunocompromised, everything in the room needs to be cleaned after each patient leaves in order to prevent the spread of infection.
Tristan Roth catches his breath after climbing the Space Needle during the Base 2 Space stair climb event on October 2. Each day, we get a step closer to our goal of finding cures for cancer and infectious diseases thanks to the work of our clinicians, researchers and staff as well as the support of our donors and patients.
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