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2004 News

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UW Medicine

Medical school hooding ceremony planned for June 5 (May 21)

UWMC abdominal transplant programs performing very well (May 7)

UW Medicine reaches settlement with government on billing issues (April 30)

UW Health Sciences Open House scheduled for April 23-24 (April 9)

Message from Dean Ramsey (April 2)

UW Medicine debuts print, web versions of Dean's Report 2003 (March 26)

Inslee, UW physicians partner to increase organ donations (March 26)

UW students paired with residency programs in match day ceremony (March 19)

National residency Match Day will be March 18 (March 12)

Nobel laureate Hartwell to give 28th annual Faculty Lecture (Feb. 27)

Robert Bruce, father of exercise cardiology, dead at 87 (Feb. 20)

Associate Dean Leaving UW to Start Medical School in Ontario (Jan. 30)

Gienapp retiring from Office of Graduate Medical Education (Jan. 23)

August Swanson, medical education pioneer, dead at 78 (Jan. 9)


WWAMI Region


Research & Grants

Neurology researchers examine processes linked to movement disorders (June 11)

Certain symptoms may provide earlier clues for ovarian cancer (June 11)

Obesity may affect mamography screening accuracy (May 28)

Researchers create gene therapy for immune deficiency in mice (May 28)

Emergency physicians treating more uninsured patients, survey finds (May 21)

Stem cell transplant recovery can take three to five years, according to study in JAMA (May 21)

Team approach can lessen impact of trauma, study finds (May 14)

NIH grants $7 million to UW for muscular dystrophy research (April 30)

Researchers find gene mutation linked to motor neuron disease (April 23)

Polluted air can hurt patients with cystic fibrosis (April 9)

Study examines crash fatalities from police pursuits (April 9)

Three UW groups have research results published in Neuron (April 2)

Bone marrow cells do not convert into heart muscle cells (March 26)

UW receives grant for pancreatic cancer research (March 19)

Cosmetic foot surgery not always appropriate, academy warns (March 19)

George Washington likely infertile, UW researcher says (March 12)

Growth Factor VEGF drops before motor neuron disease symptom onset (March 5)

Gene therapy knocks out brittle bone disease in stem cells (Feb. 27)

Low-level magnetic field exposure can damage rat DNA (Feb. 20)

Imaging technique reveals new structure in Retina Cells (Feb. 13)

Inhaled corticosteroids don't reduce COPD mortality, study finds (Feb. 6)

Low testosterone levels associated with depression (Feb. 6)

Long-Term Study Looks at Diabetes and Weight Loss (Jan. 30)

New antibiotic effective against diabetic foot infections (Jan. 23)

Keybank gives $250,000 for UW Medicine South Lake Union Project (Jan. 23)

Brain injuries increase risk for psychiatric illness (Jan. 16)

Foundation funds lymphoma research at UW, partners (Jan. 16)

Antiviral drug reduces genital herpes transmission (Jan. 9)


Education

Seattle VA sponsoring courses in clinical research methods (June 11)

Hendrickson giving Distinguished Science in Medicine Lecture May 20 (May 14)

Krebs, Bodemer Lectures scheduled for Tuesday, May 11 (May 7)

UW hosting clinical research conference April 30 (April 23)

Book editor to discuss bioscience careers at seminar April 21 (April 9)

NIH regional seminar on funding and grants set for June 24-25 (April 2)

WWAMI Lecturer to discuss feeding your hungry brain (March 5)

Medical school accepts thanks from Micronesian community (Feb. 13)

Thomas Bird giving Science in Medicine Lecture Feb. 19 (Feb. 13)

Surawicz to lead sessions at AAMC faculty development conference (Jan. 23)


Awards

Online News intern Ryan Lyse wins award for feature writing (June 11)

Pathology chair Nelson Fausto honored by liver foundation (June 11)

Two UW researchers honored by Burroughs Wellcome Fund (June 4)

Medical student Paul Anderson receives Sarnoff Fellowship (May 28)

Mitchell recognized by American Urological Association (May 21)

Genome sciences symposium to honor Motulsky's work (May 14)

WWAMI physicians honored for teaching UW medical students (May 14)

Cummings receives Presidential Early Career Award (May 7)

UCSF bestows medal on medical geneticist Mary-Claire King (April 30)

Washington Health Foundation honors two medical faculty members (April 30)

Diabetes association recognizes Hirsch for clinical care (April 23)

Epilepsy Foundation of Washington to honor George Ojemann (March 19)

Surawicz and Maestas honored in Congressional record (March 19)

UW and FHCRC students win Weintraub Graduate Student Awards (March 12)

Robinson, chair of rehabilitation medicine, wins APP Award (Feb. 20)

Students, Faculty members recognized at research forum (Feb. 13)


Appointments

LoGerfo named to board of health education foundation (June 4)

Clinical professor of pediatrics named to national committee (June 4)

Associate dean Tom Norris named head of academic affairs (June 4)

UW faculty member Stephen Montamat to lead Idaho ACP members (May 28)

Disis named director of general clinical research center (May 28)

Five faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences (May 14)

Mankowski becomes director of News and Community Relations (May 7)

Larson to chair Board of American College of Physicians (April 30)

Norris elected president of family practice board (April 23)

LSU chancellor Mark Emmert named president of UW (March 26)

Ellenbogen named chair of Neurological surgery (March 5)

Valenzeno to lead WWAMI program in Alaska (Feb. 27)

Kimball named senior advisor to Dean Ramsey (Feb. 27)

Matsen appointed as endowed chair in shoulder research (Feb. 6)

Fields Appointed to Advisory Council for General Medical Sciences (Jan. 30)

Clark named chair of department of Biological Structure (Jan. 9)



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