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University of
Washington School of Medicine
Online News Service
Friday, Oct. 16, 1998


New center will focus on health workforce issues

SEATTLE -- A new, federally funded research center will bring together University of Washington researchers from various health professions, officials from the region's state health departments and representatives from professsional medical organizations to study health workforce issues. (more)

Veith named chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences

SEATTLE -- Richard Veith, a noted expert on aging, has been named chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has been acting chair since January. (more)

Shields to give 14th annual WWAMI Science in Medicine lecture

SEATTLE -- Gerald F. Shields and Jeff Simonson, a UW zoology graduate student, believe they have determined the point of origin of human migration into the Americas. (more)

Endowed chair in ophthalmology created

SEATTLE -- The UW School of Medicine has established the Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, funded through a $1.5 million contribution from Grace E. Hill and her late husband, Ray Hill, who graduated from the UW in economics in 1924. (more)

Grateful patient establishes endowed professorship

SEATTLE -- Stephen K. Benirschke, an associate professor of orthopaedics at Harborview Medical Center, is the first holder of a $500,000 endowed professorship in his department created by a California man who received care at the hospital in 1994 for a serious foot injury. (more)