Seattle AWIS Awards Banquet 2013
2013 AWARD WINNER
2013 marked the inaugural year for this award. We were pleased to receive many highly qualified candidates and through a decision process were able to narrow them down to one. The first ever recipient of the Award for Scientific Advancement presented by Seattle AWIS was Dr. Sheila Lukeheart, professor of medicine and global health at the University of Washington. She was honored at the banquet for her outstanding contributions to science. The Lukehart laboratory studies the pathogenesis of Treponema pallidum, vaccine development for syphilis, and immune response to Treponema in animal models and humans, including clinical aspects of the disease.