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Vol. 3, No. 30
Friday, July 30, 1999


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Wyoming family medicine clerkships welcome first students

Wyoming's family medicine teaching sites in Buffalo and Powell will welcome their first clerkship students Aug. 16.
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Mild leaflet thickening increases cardiovascular mortality

In a study published in the July 15 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, UW researchers and colleagues report a 50 percent increase in cardiovascular mortality in subjects with echocardiograms showing mild leaflet thickening of the aortic valve, compared to those with normal valve leaflets.
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Site visitors meet with MMEP participants

A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Association of American Medical Colleges site visit team met this week with participants in the medical school's summer programs for minority and disadvantaged college students.
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Update on living-donor split-liver transplant patients

Wendy Richards, 31, who donated a portion of her liver to her two-and-a-half year-old son during coordinated procedures July 21 at UW Medical Center and Children's Hospital, is progressing in her recovery from surgery. She visited her son, Coe Richards, at Children's July 28 on a temporary hospital pass and is expected to be discharged soon from UWMC. Coe is out of the Intensive Care Unit and eating solid food.

A July 22 Seattle Times story covers the details.


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