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Torok-Storb wins science education leadership award

Clinical researcher recognized for high school training lab and curriculum development

June 13, 2011
Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb

Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb created a high school internship program and specially appointed training lab at the Hutchinson Center. She is also a longtime adviser to the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research and has helped the organization develop a nationally recognized science ethics curriculum.

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Dr. Beverly Torok-Storb of the Clinical Research Division was honored with the Dr. Alvin J. Thompson Award for leadership in advancing science education by the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research at its annual dinner on June 2.

In partnership with the Technology Access Foundation, and with grant funds from the National Institutes of Health, Torok-Storb created a high school internship program and specially appointed training lab at the Hutchinson Center. The lab provides students with a safe environment to learn research techniques. The students are from the Technology Access Foundation Academy, a technology and science focused public school in Federal Way.

David Harris, a program manager with foundation, presented the award.

Torok-Storb also has served as an adviser for NWABR’s NIH-funded Science Education Partnership Award since 2003 and has helped the organization develop a nationally recognized science ethics curriculum.

Along with Torok-Storb, NWABR honored Dr. Thomas Hansen, CEO of Seattle Children's; Dr. Lupe Salazar, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington; Dr. Jan Chalupny of Amgen; and Dr. José López, executive vice president for research at Puget Sound Blood Center.

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