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Lawrence Corey was named president and director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, effective Jan. 1. He replaces Nobel Prize Laureate Lee Hartwell, who is retiring. Corey is principal investigator of the Hutchinson Center-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network and an infectious disease physician at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Suzanna Darcy-Hennemann, ’81, Boeing’s first female production test pilot, is the recipient of a 2010 Pathfinder Award from the Museum of Flight. She started with Boeing as a tech aide in 1974 and later earned captain status on the Boeing 737, 747, 757, 767 and 777 jetliners. She was Boeing’s first woman test pilot, the first to captain a 747-400 and chief pilot for the 777 program. Currently, she is chief pilot for Training & Flight Services.

Lynn Borland, ’66, published a book on one of the Huskies’ most legendary football coaches. Gilmour Dobie: Pursuit of Perfection was three years in the making. It’s an in-depth look at the Huskies coach from 1908-1916, who had a record of 58-0-3.

N. Lynn Palmanteer–Holder, a doctoral student in the University of Washington School of Social Work and longtime UW employee, has been named executive director of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Mary-Claire King, professor of genome sciences and medicine at the UW School of Medicine, received the Distinguished Scientist Award from the Association of American Cancer Institutes and the Global Award of Distinction from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. King is perhaps best known for identifying the gene BRCA1, proving that breast cancer is inherited in families, and where the gene is located.

Tom Stritikus, UW professor of education, has been named dean of the College of Education. He has taught at the UW since 2000 and had been associate dean of academic programs.

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