Fred Hutch announces 9 recipients of the Dr. Eddie Méndez award


SEATTLE – May 5, 2020 – Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has announced nine recipients of an award honoring the late Dr. Eddie Méndez, a physician-scientist and cherished colleague at Fred Hutch.

Fred Hutch leaders created this award last year to recognize Dr. Eddie Méndez and his commitment to supporting early-career scientists, particularly those from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. Méndez, who died of cancer two years ago at age 45, is remembered as an advocate for young scientists and for being committed to cancer research.