Vol. 2, No. 48

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Friday, Dec. 18, 1998

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Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. The next issue will appear Jan. 8.

* Year-end message from the dean

Larson named to Joint Commission governing board

Eric Larson, medical director of UW Medical Center, has been appointed to a three-year term on the 28-member governing board of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). (more)

New five-year grant funds prostate cancer research

Paul Lange, professor and chair of the Department of Urology, is principal investigator of a five-year $2.77 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant funds studies of carcinoma of the prostate (CaP) and continues support for the UW George M. O'Brien Center for Urological Research. (more)

Three students begin six months of rural training

Three UW third-year medical students are heading to three small towns to begin their six-month WWAMI Rural Integrated Training Experience (WRITE). The program is now in its third year. (more)

Slichter honored for pioneering work in blood research

Sherrill Slichter, professor of medicine and director of research and education at Puget Sound Blood Center, has received the 1998 Karl Landsteiner Memorial Award from the American Association of Blood Banks for her pioneering work with platelets. (more)