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Gordon explains how students learned about cutting edge science and technology at Camp BIOmed

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For the Greater Good, Please Share Your Brain with Us

Explore considerations in emergency medical research for traumatic brain injury patients; facilitated by Dr. Eileen Bulger, Chief of Trauma, Harborview Medical Center.

Please join NWABR for a Community Conversation 

Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:45 PM


Dr. Bulger will explain her planned research, as part of a national study, using a well-studied medicine to treat bleeding in the brain for patients with traumatic brain injury. As a group we will explore considerations for emergency medical research in traumatic brain injury. Do we have concerns for this non-consent research in Seattle? Worried? Not Worried? Somewhere in between? How can we balance autonomy and social benefit through new treatments?


Jennifer Wroblewski, Public Engagement Manager
Phone: 206-957-3337

Community Conversation Series headed to Portland!

In partnership with NWABR members Oregon Health & Sciences University and Portland State University and supporters Legacy Research Institute and Oregon Health Authority

Save the Date!

Tuesday, October 21st

Co-facilitators Summer Cox, MPH and Shaban Demirel, PhD will help us to explore the value and validity of direct to consumer genetic tests, such as the ones offered by 23andMe. Learn More and Register 
It's a New School Year and it is Time to Prepare

Here Comes

The 15th Annual Student Bio Expo!

The 2015 Student Bio Expo will be kindly hosted by Shoreline Community College 

Tentative Date: Tuesday, May 12th, 2015



Volunteers Needed


Students and teachers are excitedly preparing for the 2015 Student Bio Expo, and they look forward to the contributions from professional mentors and judges. Each year mentors and judges volunteer to support science education for high school students, enriching the lives of students and the life science research 


  There are many volunteer opportunities available. You can mentor, judge, or serve on the Expo Volunteer Committee. If you are interested in volunteering:



Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager 


Phone: (206) 957-9333

Speakers Bureau Launches 2014-2015 Season

Serving the community for more than 25 years, NWABR is proud to offer another season of equipping and placing well-qualified speakers from a variety of biomedical disciplines.

We need you to request speakers for your scouting troop, book club, child's PTA, Science Night, classroom, rotary and professional development events. If you enjoy speaking with the public, we need you to volunteer for the Speakers Bureau. Either way, the Bureau's success depends on you! Learn More


Remember that NWABR offers one-on-one speaker training, has an online toolkit for "Translating Your Research" in public settings, and offers occasional group training. Learn More 


Save the Date for These Upcoming NWABR Events!SavetheDate

Community Conversations and Public Events

For the Great Good, Please Share Your Brain With Us

September 23rd, 2014 (Seattle)

What can your genes tell you? 
October 21st, 2014 (Portland)

Annual Gala at the Museum of History and Industry
June 19th, 2015 (Seattle)

Professional Conferences

Security and Crisis Communication Conference
Invitation Only: Contact Troy Chapman, email 
or call 206-957-3337

Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Conference (IACUC)
February 23rd, 2015

Institutional Review Board Conference (IRB)
July 23rd, 2015

Student Programs

Student Bio Expo
May, 2015 (Date TBA)

Middle School Student Essay Competition 
Biomedical Breakthroughs and My Life
June, 2015 (Date TBA)

We hope to see you at these and other NWABR events
The Malaria Clinical Trials Center is looking for healthy volunteers to take part in malaria clinical research studies

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Malaria is a deadly disease that affects about 200 million people every year. We are working towards preventing and limiting malaria disease and deaths.


You may be eligible to participate if you


    • Are a healthy male or non-pregnant female between the ages of 18-50
    • Have reliable access to the site and availability to participate for 4 to 12 months
    • Have no history of being previously diagnosed with malaria. 
Volunteers will be compensated for time and travel  

Malaria Clinical Trial Center
Phone: 206-256-7101

Nyhus Announces Panel Lunch with the 

October 2nd, 2014 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
at the
Seattle Chamber of Commerce

The focus of the conversation will be on healthcare, life sciences research and policy considerations associated with the broader subject of prevention and treatment of chronic disease. 

Event panelists include Governor Tommy Thompson, former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services; Dr. Ken Thorpe, PFCD Chairman and Chair at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and more.

Call: 206-323-3733

8th Annual Life Science Research Weekend
Experience the fun of scientific discovery

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Join the Life Science Research Community for three days of engaging, 
hands-on science for all ages. 

Friday, November 9th from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM and 
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Interested in hosting an activity table?

 Reitha Weeks, LSRW Program Lead

View more information or a list of companies that have confirmed their participation.

FREE with Pacific Science Center General Admission

Life Sciences Discovery Fund Makes $750,000 in Proof of Concept Grants to Commercialize Promising Technologies 

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Feel free to submit your job postings to NWABR. 
Send an email to with a PDF of the job description.

Get Involved

Interested in volunteering for NWABR? Contact us by emailing

For general inquiries email
Ken Gordon, Executive Director
Troy Chapman, Membership, Communication, and Development Manager
Janis Wignall, Bio Expo and Tech Manager
Jennifer Wroblewski, Public Engagement Manager
Virginia Carhart, Accountant
Janine Kennedy, Conferences
Delia Pinto-Santini, Essay Contest Lead
2633 Eastlake Avenue East, Suite 302
Seattle, WA 98102

 Promoting the public's trust in biomedical research and its ethical conduct for 25 years.


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