Dr. Molly Taylor recently found a long-forgotten journal from her college years. In it, she asked her young adult self: “Do I want to be a pediatric oncologist?” It turns out she did, and she went to medical school after studying psychology and microbiology as an undergrad. Bringing together of all those disciplines, today she’s […]
It’s estimated nearly 86,000 adolescents and young adults (AYAs) will be diagnosed with cancer this year; in fact, one-third of patients treated for cancer at Seattle Children’s are AYAs. These 15- to 39-year-olds face the unique challenges of their life stage — finishing high school or college, starting a career, establishing independence, finding a romantic […]
This story is part two of an On the Pulse series. Read part one here. Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) is one of the nation’s leading pediatric research facilities, with talented investigators who have made stunning breakthroughs in their ongoing efforts to help every child live a full, healthy life. Working to inspire and develop […]
This story is part one of an On the Pulse series. Read more in part two. In the downtown labs of Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) this summer, 49 capable and curious college students are working side by side with scientists they might join as peers one day, demonstrating a summer job can not only […]
Eight cases of locally acquired malaria have been confirmed in Florida and Texas this summer, marking the first time in 20 years locally transmitted cases have been seen, and decades since malaria was officially eradicated in the United States. Although about 2,000 Americans are diagnosed with malaria each year, those cases are linked with travel […]
As one of the nation’s top four pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute remains dedicated to providing hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. On the Pulse takes a look at some of the highlights from across the research institute over the past month.
It’s been 12 years, but Brandy Epling still chokes up at the traumatic memory of her firstborn’s birth. It was a difficult pregnancy, with preterm labor forcing a 33-day stay at a southwest Washington hospital for the mom-to-be, followed by months of bedrest. Ultrasounds revealed the baby’s brain was a bit bigger on the left […]
Biotechnology start-up GentiBio — a Seattle Children’s Research Institute spin-out — announced a multi-year collaboration with global pharmaceutical company Bristol Myers Squibb, the latest success story in the research institute’s rapid development of therapies and technologies that change children’s lives. Spin-off companies and biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry collaborations are a critical part of accelerating and expanding the […]