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Penn Postdocs in the News: Christine Vazquez, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow awarded Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 2023 Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award

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Christine Vazquez, Penn Provost Postdoctoral Fellow, is one of eight recipients of the 2023 Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award.

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, October 17, 2023
Christine Vazquez, Ph.D. Provost Postdoctoral Fellow in the Perelman School of Medicine was one of eight recipients to receive the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center 2023 Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award which recognizes early-career underrepresented minority scientists and scientists with disabilities.

The Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award supports early-career scientists, particularly those from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds. The award recognizes outstanding postdoctoral fellows from any discipline who are conducting cancer, infectious disease, or basic science research and individuals who are eligible are from backgrounds that are underrepresented in science based on the NIH definition.

The 2023 award recipients will be recognized, present their research findings, and discuss career development with Fred Hutch faculty and leaders at the Méndez Symposium on Oct. 23, 2023.

The 2023 Méndez scholars have exhibited exceptional scientific creativity and innovative research discoveries,” said Dr. Christina Termini, co-director of the Méndez award program and an assistant professor in Fred Hutch’s Translational Sciences and Therapeutics Division. 

I was most impressed by the awardees’ ability to articulate their research vision – they are rising stars,” Termini said, who received the Méndez award in 2020.