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Alumni in the News

June 21, 2022

UW MSTP Alumni Andrew Stergachis selected for the 2022 class of Pew Biomedical Scholars

Dr. Andrew Stergachis is the only physician-scientist among the 22 early-career scientists who will receive four years of funding from the Pew Trusts to explore some of the most pressing questions in health and medicine. Andrew will unravel the structure and function of chromatin and gene regulatory features within “uncharted” regions of the human genome.

April 28, 2022

New Cancer Cell Paper from Josh Veatch

2010 UW MSTP alum Joshua Veatch, Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology, has recently published a paper in Cancer Cell. His current research focus in the lab is the understanding the way CD4+ T cells are involved in the immune response to human cancer.   Read More: Neoantigen-Specific CD4+ T Cells in Human Melanoma Have Diverse…

October 20, 2021

Scientific American honors Colin Pritchard

2007 UW MSTP alum Colin Pritchard is the recipient of Scientific American’s Catalyst for Precision Medicine Award.

March 23, 2021

David Spencer’s New Research on the Clinical Application of Whole Genome Sequencing in Leukemia

2010 UW MSTP and Genome Sciences alum, David Spencer, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Genome Center at Washington University in St. Louis. He is senior author on a new paper in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrating that whole genome sequencing for acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic…

February 10, 2021

ARCS Foundation National Recognizes Jesse Salk

2012 UW MSTP alum Jesse Salk was recently featured in the ARCS national monthly newsletter, focusing on his achievements during and after graduate school.

October 12, 2020

NIH Director’s Early Independence Award

2015 UW MSTP alumni Andrew Stergachis received the prestigious NIH Director’s Early Independence Award for 2020. Dr. Stergachis graduated from the MSTP in 2015 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics at the University of Washington.

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.

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