Ong earns Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

Tags: research, reproductive sciences

Huge congratulations to Irene Ong, PhD, of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Reproductive Sciences! Ong is one of only 12 recipients of the latest round of Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards.

Ong received the grant for her research project “Machine Learning to Identify Diagnostic or Therapeutic Biological Markers for Allergic Disease.” The award provides support for three years, at $100,000 direct cost per year.

Each year, the Hartwell Foundation invites a limited number of institutions in the United States to hold an internal open competition to nominate candidates from their faculty who are involved in early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research that has not yet qualified for significant funding from outside sources.

In selecting awardees, the Foundation takes into account the compelling and transformative nature of the proposed innovation, the extent to which a strategic or translational approach might accelerate the clinical application of research results to benefit children of the United States, the extent of collaboration in the proposed research, the institutional commitment to provide encouragement and technical support to the investigator, and the extent to which funding the investigator will make a difference.

Please help us congratulate Dr. Ong on this incredibly significant accomplishment!