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Seeking Applications to award the Dr. Eddie Mendez Scholar Award For Post-Doctoral Professionals
Posted By: Reggie Culpepper on January 03, 2020

Overview

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 21, 2020 and will participate in activities on campus while exploring Seattle. They will then present at a scientific symposium on May 22,2020 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.

Qualifications

This symposium is dedicated to recognizing six post-doctoral fellows from populations underrepresented in science consistent with the NIH definition (as described above) from across the nation. Applicants can be from any discipline (e.g., public health science, clinical research, basic science, and translational research) who are conducting research related to cancer, HIV, or other infectious diseases.

Application Deadline: All applications must be received by February 14th, 2020

Application Instructions

Required Application Materials include:
  • CV
  • Research statement (1 page)
  • Personal statement (1/2 page)

To see the full list of eligibility and requirements for this award's application, go to https://apply.interfolio.com/69916

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At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (Fred Hutch), we believe that the innovation, collaboration, and rigor that result from diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission of eliminating cancer and related diseases. We are committed to increasing our awareness and improving our practices so that we are an organization known as a center of diversity and inclusion excellence. As a part of this effort, we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in scientific research and supporting the career development of the next generation of scientists.
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