UW Bioengineering assistant professors Jennifer Davis and Hao Yuan Kueh, and acting instructor Alec Smith from Assistant Professor Deok Ho Kim’s lab, have received Tietze Scientist Research Awards from the UW School of Medicine’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM). The awards granted to Dr. Davis and Dr. Kueh, the John H. Tietze Stem Cell Scientist Awards, provide $50,000 over one year to support the research of any faculty member of ISCRM who is pursuing novel preliminary experiments to enable the advancement of stem cell and regenerative medicine research to be competitive for external funding. This award was received in 2016 by Assistant Professor Kelly Stevens, and in 2014 by Research Associate Professor Marta Scatena. Dr. Smith’s award, the Jaconette L. Tietze Young Scientist Research Award, offers one year of support of $25,000. This award is granted to senior postdoctoral fellows nearing independence and junior faculty who have not yet received major external funding such as an R01.