The 2002 UW Medicine Dean's Report is a publication of UW Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Washington, and includes a sampling of the research, community service, outreach, clinical and educational activities conducted by UW faculty members, as well as recent faculty honors and published books between July 2001 and June 2002.
Paul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UW School of Medicine, as well as the UW Medicine Board, oversee the efforts of UW Medicine in meeting the health-care needs of its community -- bringing state-of-the-art treatment to the primary care level -- throughout the five-state WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho) region.
The Dean's Report documents advances in biomedical research, and relationally, how these efforts are able to improve patient care and prevent disease. Recently, research in genome sciences has expanded at the UW, and new studies of the immune system have also become important in understanding many types of chronic illness, including arthritis. Outstanding research continues at the UW in many other areas, and during this past year, research grants awarded to UW Medicine faculty totaled more than $600 million.
The Dean's Report also captures how research directly influences the educational and outreach aspects of medicine. At UW Medicine, clinicians are trained and committed to providing excellent medical care under a variety of circumstances necessary for today's changing world. This training also fosters UW medical students to conduct research and provide public service for the people of this region and other parts of the world.
These and many other developments from the past academic year are covered in this report. We are pleased to share it with you.