URM postdocs: Apply for Méndez awards by Feb. 15

The Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center in Seattle let us know about a new award program it is offering for underrepresented minority postdocs studying cancer biology. The Dr. Eddie Méndez Symposium, to be held in June, will feature up to six winning URM postdocs. The research center will cover the awardees’ expenses.

The event is scheduled for June 3–4 at Fred Hutch’s Robert W. Day Campus.

To apply for an award, you must use Interfolio. You’ll need to provide the following:

  • a CV with your publications hyperlinked,
  • a one-paragraph description of the work you’ll present,
  • a half-page personal statement and
  • [quoting here] “the division at Fred Hutch that you would be most interested in joining as a faculty member”

Here’s how the news release we received described the researcher after whom the symposium is named (pictured above):

Méndez, who passed away in 2018 from cancer, specialized in treating head-and-neck cancer, an often disfiguring and debilitating disease. It was his mission to save lives and spare patients as many negative effects as possible, whether through spearheading minimally invasive robotic surgery for these tumors (he was the first in Washington state to perform such surgery), or through tirelessly seeking new and improved treatments in his laboratory at Fred Hutch.

Get more details at the symposium website.


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