Seen and Heard

Welcome to our new “Seen & Heard” section, where we feature photos from the UW Medicine community. In this issue, we’re focusing on two very special events; we hope you enjoy the photos, taken by Seattle photographer David Wentworth and featuring friends, alumni, faculty, staff and UW President Michael Young.

We welcome your photos, too! Have an event, an outing, a milestone that you’d like to commemorate? Send us a high-res photo via our ClassNotes section — just take a moment to tell us what’s happening in the photo and who’s in it.

Protein Design at Tomorrow Today

Protein design is one of medical science’s hottest topics; because proteins are involved in everything that takes place within the body, they may hold keys to defeating a wide range of illnesses.

Along with his staff, David Baker, Ph.D., the director of the UW Institute for Protein Design, took an evening to visit with members of the Turner Society, a group of leadership donors at UW Medicine. And at the event — called Tomorrow Today — they helped the guests learn how to play Foldit, a protein-folding game that helps advance science.

(See this issue’s feature on protein design, and learn how you can help at home.)

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A Celebration of UW Medical Center’s Montlake Tower

A new, high-tech addition to UW Medical Center, the Montlake Tower provides more medical space for the region’s smallest, most vulnerable babies, as well as expanded radiology and oncology services. On Wed., Oct. 8, 2012, friends and alumni joined faculty to socialize and to learn more about the tower.

(See this issue’s feature on high-risk pregnancies and maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and learn about the Pitkin family, who had triplets at UW Medical Center.)

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