Alumni in the News

August 3, 2020

Dr. Johnnie Orozco

Acute myeloid leukemia is one of the most common — and aggressive — types of blood cancer that strike adults. A bone marrow transplant can offer a potential cure. But older patients often can’t handle the heavy rounds of radiation and/or chemotherapy required before the procedure. And many patients — especially those from racial and ethnic minorities…

July 1, 2020

Dr. Nik Krumm

UW MSTP alumni Nik Krumm (Entered ’08, Graduated ’17) is joining the UW Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) faculty as an Assistant Professor in the Informatics Division. Dr. Krumm is joining the department after completing his CP-only residency here at UW – during his time here he has firmly established himself as an…

November 26, 2019

A Family Tree and a Timely Genetic Test

UW Medicine has featured the cancer research of MSTP alumni Colin Pritchard (entered ’98, graduated ’07) and Heather Cheng (entered ’98, graduated ’07) through the story of the Mallard family. Their research on how hereditary cancers are passed down and treated is continuing to improve the lives of families just like the Mallards.

July 11, 2019

Dr. Colin Pritchard authors Nature editorial

Dr. Pritchard suggests that names that label certain cancer risk genes as sex- or organ-specific can dissuade people who need to be tested. Simplifying the name for cancer genetic syndromes could save lives.

August 2, 2016

Dr. Catherine Blish

UW MSTP alumni Dr. Catherine Blish (entered ’93, graduated ’01) and Dr. Adam Lauring (entered ’94, graduated ’02 ) were awarded Doris Duke Foundation 2013 Clinical Scientist Development Awards of $486,000 each over three years. A total of 16 physician-scientists were awardees this year. Both Blish and Lauring were trainees under MSTP Associate Director Dr….

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