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  • Writer's pictureLeila Okahata

Dr. Disis honored ‘Inventor of the Year’ by UW Medicine



Dr. Nora Disis, CVI Director and Founder, was named 2024 UW Medicine Inventor of the Year for her work on cancer vaccines and immune therapies.


The award recognizes Dr. Disis’ work in research, product development, and industry partnerships which have major impacts on health. Selection is based on the researcher’s contributions to the biomedical and bioscience sector and the UW faculty community.


Dr. Disis is a trailblazer in the development of cancer vaccines. Her work has been translated to over 30 clinical trials and she holds multiple patents in the field of cancer vaccines, therapies, and diagnostics. She is also the Deputy Editor of JAMA and the Editor-in-Chief of JAMA Oncology.


"I am deeply honored to receive this award from my colleagues at UW Medicine," Dr. Disis said. "This recognition underscores the importance of translating research into impactful solutions for patients. My vision is to revolutionize how we treat and prevent cancers with cancer vaccines and immune therapies. I believe we can truly transform cancer care."


Dr. Disis will be attending and recognized at an autumn reception for the award.

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