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Medical School’s Kevin Wang among winners of Harold M. Weintraub graduate student award:

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Prize sponsored by Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Kevin C. Wang of Harvard Medical School was one of 16 graduate students from North America and Europe selected to receive the 2003 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which is sponsored by the Basic Sciences Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The recipients, all advanced students at or near the completion of their studies in the biological sciences, will participate in a scientific symposium May 2-3 at Fred Hutchinson’s South Lake Union campus in Seattle, Wash.

Nominations were solicited internationally; the winners were selected on the basis of the quality, originality, and significance of their work.

The symposium will include scientific presentations by the awardees as well as poster presentations by Fred Hutchinson graduate students.

The award, established in 2000, honors the late Harold M. Weintraub, Ph.D., a founding member of Fred Hutchinson’s Basic Sciences Division, who in 1995 died from brain cancer at age 49. Weintraub was an international leader in the field of molecular biology; among his many contributions, he identified genes responsible for instructing cells to differentiate, or develop, into specific tissues such as muscle and bone.