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University of
Washington School of Medicine
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Friday, Nov. 13, 1998

Study to ask why rural women receive less conserving therapy for breast cancer

Laura-Mae Baldwin, associate professor of family medicine, has received a two-year, $175,000 grant from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Program to study why women with stage I and II breast cancer who live in rural areas are half as likely to receive breast-conserving therapy as other women. (more)

Refractive surgery center offers new vision correction technology

The new Refractive Surgery Center at University of Washington Medical Center is using several state-of-the-art procedures and technologies to correct nearsightedness and astigmatism. (more)

Heimbach named president of International Society of Burn Injuries

David Heimbach, professor of surgery and director of the UW Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, was installed as president of the International Society of Burn Injuries at the society's meeting in Jerusalem early in November. (more)

Facilities receive level I trauma rehabilitation services designation

Washington has become the first state in the country to designate levels of trauma rehabilitation services. (more)