Dr. David Hockenbery to receive the 2022 Dr. Ali Al- Johani Award
Dr. David Hockenbery, professor (Gastroenterology) is the 2022 recipient of the Dr. Ali Al- Johani Award for exceptional patient care.
Awardees are nominated by their peers and selected by a committee that includes representatives from nursing, quality and patient family services, clinical faculty, and the Clinical Research Division director. Nominees must demonstrate excellence in science and clinical performance, empathy toward patients, and willingness to work on clinical and administrative assistance to improve patient safety and quality care.
Hockenbery is a clinical researcher, professor, and head of the Gastroenterology Section of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Dr. Hockenbery's research focuses on cell-death processes that are defective in many cancer cells, allowing them to grow unchecked. His team explores how cell metabolism — the step-by-step processes cells use to break down nutrients — is used to control programmed cell death in both normal and cancer cells.