ISB News

ISB in the News: Sabey in PSBJ

Thanks to Valerie Bauman at the Puget Sound Business Journal for posting the news about Dave Sabey being appointed the chairman of ISB’s board of directors. Dr. Lee Hood, president of ISB, had this to say about Sabey: ISB is thrilled that Dave has accepted the position as chair of our board of directors. He appreciates the contemporary challenges and opportunities for nonprofits and his operational expertise on a global…

Lee Hood On TV: May 4 & 5

Dr. Lee Hood is a guest on “Four Peaks” is a monthly current affairs show on UWTV and Northwest Cable News. On Four Peaks TV: ISB’s Dr. Leroy Hood discusses predictive, personalized, preventative & participatory health care and and shows off his national medal of science. Tune in at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4,  and 9 p.m. Sunday, May 5, on NWCN (ch. 2) to hear more about his conversation…

Microsoft’s Craig Mundie Joins ISB Board

ISB announced three new board of directors members this morning. The full press release is here. Douglas Howe: Howe is the president and founder of Touchstone Corporation, a Seattle-based commercial real estate company that focuses on the development of urban infill projects and leads the industry in designing and constructing high-performance, sustainable green buildings. More info Craig Mundie: Mundie is the senior advisor to Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft Corp….

Bleeping Awesome Summer Internships

There is just one more day to apply for ISB’s undergraduate summer internship. Don’t miss out on an opportunity that will rocket your resume out of the park! The application deadline is midnight tomorrow, March 8.

ISB at Startup Weekend

Several ISB staffers participated in Startup Weekend UW on Jan. 25-27. Graduate student Karlyn Beer and software engineer Wei-Ju Wu, both of the Baliga Group, pitched PoorMe.co, a public health social network. Steven Lewis, a software engineer in the Shmulevich Group, was part of team PerFit, which is an app that creates a 3D body scan so that you can virtually try on clothes online. Read about Steven’s experience at…

National Medal of Science Profile of Dr. Lee Hood

New Senior Vice President

In May, ISB welcomed Dr. Robert Lipshutz as our Senior Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Chief Business Officer. Rob came to us after having spent 19 years as an executive at Affymetrix, which develops genetic analysis technology. Rob has a PhD in mathematics and is looking forward to helping ISB expand our reach.

Arab Spring for Biology? Choose Open Access

This weekend, Burak Kutlu, one of our research scientists in the Hood Lab, is attending the Sage Bionetworks Commons Congress in San Francisco. The Congress will focus on "Building Better Models of Disease Together: Moving beyond the current medical information system and its rewards." He was selected as an outstanding Young Investigator. Here's his statement on why open access is important: "The economics performing open science is not well defined. One of the reasons that…

Medicine 2.0: A Digital You

Dr. Eric Topol was a guest on KUOW/NPR this morning to discuss his new book "The Creative Destruction of Medicine" which talks about how the digital revolution can dramatically change healthcare and the practice of medicine. When we talk about P4 Medicine, we encourage people to understand – and embrace – the technology that's already available and the promise of a future when doctors will know exact data about your…