Honors and Awards

STTR members are recipients of the most prestigious medical and scientific honors and awards.


National Academy of Sciences

  • Robert Eisenman, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Stephen Friend, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and SAGE Bionetworks
  • Lee Hood, MD, PhD, University of Washington
  • Ross Prentice, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

National Academy of Science members are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.

Institute of Medicine

  • Garnet Anderson, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington
  • Stephen Friend, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Sage Bionetworks
  • Patrick Heagerty, PhD, University of Washington
  • Fuki Hisama, MD, UWMedicine
  • Eric Holland, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington
  • Lee Hood, MD, PhD, University of Washington
  • Ross Prentice, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

Institute of Medicine members are elected for their excellence and professional achievement in a field relevant to the IOM's mission and for their willingness to participate actively in its work. These individuals not only represent the health care professions but also the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, engineering, and the humanities.
 

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

  • Robert Eisenman, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine

The strength of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences lies in the intellectual leadership of its members and the wide range of expertise they bring to its studies and publications, and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, medicine, the social sciences and humanities, business, government, public affairs, and the arts.
 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

  • Robert Eisenman, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • John Potter, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

American Association for the Advancement of Science members are dedicated to the idea that science, technology, engineering and mathematics will help us solve the major issues we all confront as global citizens.
 

Royal Society Fellow

  • Tony Quang, MD, University of Washington

Royal Society Fellows are elected for life through a peer review process on the basis of excellence in science.
 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientist

  • Toshiyasu Taniguchi, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Early Career Scientists are among the nation's most promising researchers, appointed to the Institute at a critical stage of their careers.
 

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Alumni

  • Eric Holland, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator Alumni develop new tools and methods that enable creative experimental approaches to biological questions, when necessary bringing to bear concepts or techniques from other disciplines. They forge links between basic biology and medicine, opening new pathways for disease diagnosis and drug discovery.
 

Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

  • William Grady, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Cecilia Moens, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Ulrike Peters, PhD, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their independent careers.
 

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Awards

  • Robert Bradley, PhD Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Bill Grady, MD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Edus Houston Warren, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Awards support independent young physician-scientists conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity.
 

W.M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research

  • Bruce Clurman, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine

W.M. Keck Foundation Distinguished Young Scholar in Medical Research gives young scientists the resources they need to pursue potentially breakthrough research projects in biomedical research. Many recipients of the awards have gone on to publish pioneering work and assume leadership positions in their field.
 

Pew Scholars Program in the Biological Sciences

  • Patrick Paddison, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

The Pew Scholars Program in the Biological Sciences supports young investigators of outstanding promise in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to the advancement of human health. Nominations for the awards are invited from a limited number of institutions selected on the basis of the scope of their work in biomedical research.
 

Searle Scholar Award

  • Eric Holland, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and UWMedicine
  • Toshiyasu Taniguchi, MD, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and University of Washington

The Searle Scholar Award program makes grants to selected academic institutions to support the independent research of outstanding individuals who have recently begun their first appointment at the assistant professor level, and whose appointment is a tenure-track position.
 

National Medal of Science

  • Lee Hood, MD, PhD, University of Washington

The National Medal of Science is given to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, engineering sciences, social and behavioral sciences.