Mike Averkiou , PhD

Email: maverk@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 616-9558

Dr. Averkiou develops new ultrasound imaging and therapy technology for disease detection, improved cancer treatment and monitoring, improved drug delivery to targeted cells, and heart disease. Using advanced nonlinear imaging techniques and microbubble contrast agents, he is able to detect the earliest stages of tumor angiogenesis and atherosclerosis, and closely monitor their treatment. He focuses on transferring innovations from preclinical research into clinical use.

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Anthony Back , MD

Email: tonyback@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 288-6426

Dr. Back is a medical oncologist who specializes in treating cancers of the gastrointestinal system. Dr. Back also treats patients at SCCA. His patients include people with colorectal, liver, pancreatic, and stomach cancer. He is an expert in communication between physicians and patients and has published a number of papers on this topic.

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Christina Baik , MD, MPH

Email: cbaik@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 288-7557

Dr. Baik's clinical interests are in lung, head and neck cancers. She is particularly interested in the development of molecular targeted therapies in lung cancer. Her research interests include: Targeted therapy in non-small cell lung cancer, immunotherapy, chemoprevention and identification of risk factors in non-small cell lung cancer particularly in never smokers, and the role of estrogen pathway in non-small cell lung cancers.

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Wyeth Bair , PhD

Email: wyeth0@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 221-8241

Dr. Bair's group integrates computational modeling and electrophysiology to study neural coding and cortical circuitry in the visual system. A primary focus of his work is the visual motion pathway. He is currently developing several integrated online resources to carry out his goals. These include the Neural Signal Archive, which contains neuronal data for public access; the Working Models site, which provides access to network models of the visual system; and the data system, which is a set of utilities for storing and analyzing spike trains.

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Geoffrey Baird , MD, PhD

Email: gbaird@uw.edu

Phone: (206)744-9787

Dr. Baird's clinical interests include laboratory test utilization, molecular diagnostics, proteomics and immunohistochemistry. His group has developed a new proteomic technology for biomarker discovery in a range of diseases such as malignancies, cardiovascular disorders, and inflammatory conditions. One application of their technology is to discover protein expression changes associated with non-small cell lung cancer that have implications for diagnosis and treatment.

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K. Scott Baker , MD

Email: ksbaker@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-5594

Dr. Baker is a pediatric oncologist. His main focus is on late effects of cancer therapy, in particular in patients that have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplant for non-malignant disorders such as bone marrow failure syndromes, primary immunodeficiencies, and the histocytic disorders. He is interested in the use of umbilical cord blood for use in transplantation for both malignant and non-malignant diseases.

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Magdalena (Magda) Balazinska , PhD

Email: magda@cs.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 616-1069

Dr. Balazinska's research interests are in the field of database management systems. Her current research focuses on big data management, scientific data management, and cloud computing.

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Laura Mae Baldwin , MD, MPH

Email: lmb@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 685-4799

Dr. Baldwin is a health services researcher with a focus on access to and quality of health care in diverse underserved and rural areas. Her areas of interest are cancer prevention and treatment, and perinatal health, all with an eye towards ensuring equitable access to high quality health services across U.S.

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Nitin Baliga , PhD

Email: nbaliga@systemsbiology.org

Phone: (206) 732-1266

Dr. Baliga leads a group which builds predictive models of complex biological phenomena that can be used to guide cells in the fight against disease, they have established numerous collaborations to apply this methodology to wide-ranging problems from climate change to cancer. In ongoing research, Dr. Baliga is applying advanced methods to the study of brain cancer (glioblastoma multiforme) to gain insights into human disease to improve prevention, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.

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Aasthaa Bansal , PhD

Email: abansal@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 427-5448

Dr. Bansal's research interests include the statistical evaluation of biomarkers and medical tests for disease prognosis and treatment selection. In addition to her background developing statistical methodology, she was involved in collaborative research at the Center for Biomedical Statistics from 2009 to 2013. While there, Bansal worked with academic investigators on the statistical analysis of studies in colon cancer screening, esophageal cancer treatment, institutional profiling, chronic illness management and juvenile arthritis.

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Tania Bardyn , MLIS, AHIP

Email: bardyn@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 543-0422

Ms. Bardyn's research has focused on evaluating the information needs of clinicians and translational researchers in various disciplines; how to deliver information programs and librarian services to develop collaborative partnerships and library buildings and space planning.

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William Barlow , PhD

Email: wbarlow@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 839-1761

Dr. Barlow's expertise is in the area of Biostatistics: it includes designing, conducting, and analyzing breast cancer clinical trials. His other interests include breast cancer screening, other clinical prognostic and predictive markers, trial design, and efficient sampling methods for biomarker evaluation.

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Ruanne Barnabas , MBChB, DPhil

Email: rbarnaba@uw.edu

Phone: 206 520-3813

Dr. Barnabas is an Infectious Disease Physician-Scientist at the University of Washington and affiliate at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research focuses on HIV treatment and prevention, specifically on interventions that reduce HIV viral load and, consequently, disease progression and transmission. Her projects use both empiric data and mathematical models to better understand HIV clinical progression and transmission, and estimate the potential impact of HIV interventions at population level. The ultimate aim of her work is to estimate the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of HIV treatment and prevention interventions to inform clinical trial design.

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James (Jim) Bassingthwaighte , MD, PhD

Email: jbb2@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 685-2012

Dr. Bassingthwaighte's lab uses multiple radioactive tracers simultaneously to measure reactions of adenosine and its metabolites and to determine their rates of transport across membranes. Models describe the kinetics in a precise way, allowing us to understand the regulation. He is also the originator of the Human Physiome Project, a large-scale international program for developing databasing and biological systems modeling for understanding genomic and pharmaceutic effects on human physiology. His program is highly collaborative, involving co-investigators at a dozen U.S. universities, several in Europe, and in 14 departments at the University of Washington. Some of these are involved in the Physiome Project, in particular the Cardiome Project. The Cardiome Project, to define a functional heart in mathematical terms, extends from the biochemistry and the signaling, to the mechanics and energetics of the three-dimensional heart.

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Anirban Basu , PhD, MS

Email: basua@uw.edu

Phone: (206) 616-2986

Dr. Basu is a health economist whose research focuses on evaluations of treatments that can be personalized to generate value in health care settings. His research spans the areas of quality of life; with substantive focus on cancer and mental health. He has also worked on the theoretical and empirical foundations in cost-effectiveness analyses and value of information analyses in the context of prostate cancer and schizophrenia.

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Carolyn Baylor , PhD

Email: cbaylor@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 755-2247

Dr. Baylor's clinical interests include voice disorders, head and neck cancer, and neurogenic communication disorders. Her research interests include accessibility of healthcare and other settings to adults with communication disorders, other voice issues (vocal fold paralysis; spasmodic dysphonia), and measuring the functional impact of these disorders on people's lives.

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J David Beatty , MD

Email: David.beatty@swedish.org

Phone: (206) 320-4880

Dr. Beatty's practice and academic activities have been focused on breast cancer. His clinical practice emphasizes management of patients with complex breast care and breast cancer problems. His surgical expertise includes breast biopsy, minimally invasive technology, ultrasound guided procedures, sentinel node localization and biopsy, breast conserving surgery, oncoplastic surgery, axillary preserving surgery, image guided surgery, balloon catheter placement for partial breast irradiation, bloodless surgery, and integration of surgery and multidisciplinary care.

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Norman Beauchamp , MD, MHS

Email: nbeauch@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 543-0871

Beauchamp's area of clinical expertise is neuroradiology and neurointerventional radiology. His research interests include: using imaging to non-invasively obtain the correct diagnosis and to assess effectiveness of treatment, using imaging to identify risk predictors of stroke and dementia; developing and validating diagnostic tools for the early diagnosis of acute stroke; applying interventions to minimize injury secondary to stroke. He also has a patent for the computer-aided processing and analysis for stroke in neuroimages.

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Pam Becker , MD, PhD

Email: pbecker@u.washington.edu

Phone: (206) 288-7222

Dr. Becker is pursuing several areas of research investigation, including 1) the mechanism of adhesion mediated chemotherapy resistance in acute myeloid leukemia and 2) hematopoietic stem cell gene transfer for a genetic disorder of DNA repair, Fanconi anemia.

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Trevor Bedford , PhD

Email: tbedford@fredhutch.org

Phone: (206) 667-6372

Dr. Bedford studies the dynamics of virus populations. This includes the questions of how strains spread through the world, strains evolve in response to immune pressure, and ultimately what makes a strain successful.

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