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giveBIGYour GIVEBIG Donation is Twice Eligible for Matching!

Team up with Seattle Foundation's GIVEBIG campaign on May 9th. A percentage of your donation will be matched by the GIVEBIG proceeds.  The icing on the cake?  Your entire donation will be 100% matched through a new NWABR Board Challenge Grant, created by individual members of the NWABR Board, at our Speak Up for Research Annual Gala on May 24th!

The staff and Board are incredibly proud of NWABR.  Our overall budget has not changed substantially over the last four years, and yet we have been able to leverage these resources to significantly increase the services that we provide to member organizations, to the community and also to middle and high school students in the Northwest. 

All of the funds raised will go toward the costs of the community, Middle and High School programs that NWABR operates. These programs meet one of our core goals of improving public support for ethically conducted biomedical research.

Donate NOW to NWABR through the GIVEBIG Campaign

Speak up for Research Annual Gala
Celebrating a journey of    

family, hope, scientists
and philanthropy: Triumph
Last month we left off the story of Joshua Frase, his sister Isabella, and their parents Paul and Alison with their determination to find a treatment for a faulty MTM1 gene, which results in the fatal and physically devastating neuromuscular disease, Myotubular Myopathy (MTM). 

Just before Joshua's first birthday, his parents launched The Joshua Frase Foundation to fund research with the hope of a cure. There is none more devoted than a child's parents to raise funds, advocate for research and persistently seek treatment and cures. With the help of Paul's status as a former NFL defensive lineman (Jets 1988-1994, Jaguars 1995-1996, Packers 1997, Ravens 1998), and the family's tenacity, the Foundation supports basic and preclinical gene therapy research for MTM.
Alison was inspired when she saw a video of a crippled mouse, soon restored to full mobility following gene therapy. It was her "aha moment" to find .. . read the whole story by clicking here 
May 24th 6:30pm 

Gala awards honor the partnership between Alison and Paul Frase, philanthropist-parents, and Dr. Martin Childers, scientist. 

Their story epitomizes the journey of courage, brilliance and persistence necessary for advancing medicine.

National Public Radio's award-winning Richard Harris will keynote NWABR's Regional IRB Conference.  Mr. Harris has covered science, medicine and the environment for NPR since 1986. In 2014, he turned his attention back to biomedical research and came to realize how the field was suffering. Too many scientists were chasing too little funding. That led him to take a year-long sabbatical at Arizona State University's Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes to research and write Rigor Mortis. It is his first book.

NWABR Calls to Action
JudgeSign Up to Judge the BioExpo!

The 18th Annual Student BioEXPO takes place May 18th from 8am-2pm; a pre-judging meeting takes place May 9th from 4pm-6pm. Both programs are located at Shoreline Community College.

We need many judges to score and interview our student competitors.  No experience necessary. Click the link below to learn more and sign up!

Many thanks to our hosts, Shoreline Community College.
Thank you for your support!!

Learn more and register to be a JUDGE
campSend your High School Student to Camp BIOmed this Summer.

Camp BIOmed, NWABR's science summer camp for high school students, will run from July 9 to August 17 2018. NWABR offers four exciting tracks: The Molecular Biology of Cancer: Good Cells Gone Bad, Next Gen Science:Origami of Life & Bioinformatics, CSI (Crime Scene Investigation): Solve a murder mystery, and Genetic Engineering: Recombinant DNA Technology. 


Brain Community Conversation Series Summer Break! See you Fall 2018
Our 2018-2019 Series will feature topics within the Right to Try movement.  Patients and patient advocates believe that consumers have the right to seek medical treatment they believe will be helpful, regardless of the FDA's or others' official positions. Treatments include the controversial stem cell clinics, in-hospital medical marijuana and compassionate use of experimental medications.

If you'd like to SPONSOR the series in one or more of our sites,
Jen Wroblewskiand reap the benefits of added visibility in this network.  Thanks to Whitworth University, our series sponsor in Spokane!

Jennifer Wroblewski | NWABR | (206) 957-3337 | engagement @nwabr.org | nwabr.org