Vol. 33, No. 1     Winter 2010
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Message From the Dean

Paul Ramsey, M.D.

Collaboration and resource conservation are vital to achieve excellence in all fields — from medicine to communications. In the spirit of collaboration and conservation, two of UW Medicine’s key publications — the biannual UW Medicine alumni-friends magazine and UW Medicine’s annual Report to Donors — have been brought together. This first combined issue features outstanding stories on key programs and initiatives at UW Medicine. Feature articles focus on efforts to increase the number of primary-care physicians for the WWAMI region and exciting advances in genome sciences.

The combined publication also highlights a few of the hundreds of stories behind contributions to UW Medicine in the past year — the diverse and often stirring reasons that lead people to contribute, the good work that comes from the generosity of donors, and the hope and opportunities these contributions create for students and trainees, researchers and health professionals in their quest to improve health.

To conserve paper, we have not published the names of our 2008–2009 donors. But please know that your contributions matter — tremendously. UW Medicine includes more than 18,000 employees, 5,000 students and trainees, and 4,800 clinical faculty across the WWAMI region. We are also very fortunate to have the support of 16,799 donors who gave selflessly to help UW Medicine achieve its mission last year. That collaboration speaks volumes. Thank you for your generous support.


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Paul G. Ramsey, M.D.
CEO, UW Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and
Dean of the School of Medicine,
University of Washington


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