Angioplasty offers better survival for some elderly heart attack victims
In a study published in the July 28 issue of the Journal of the American
Medical Association, UW researchers and colleagues report that primary
angioplasty may be the preferable therapy for elderly Americans in the
early treatment of heart attack.
Berg named chair of family medicine
Alfred O. Berg has been named chair of the Department of Family Medicine,
pending approval by the University of Washington Board of Regents.
Pellegrini elected to leadership positions in two surgical
Carlos Pellegrini, Henry N. Harkins professor and chair of the Department
of Surgery, was recently elected to leadership positions in two national
UW receives $500,000 grant
The Department of Molecular
Biotechnology has received a four-year,
$500,000 grant from the Howard
Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to fund a
project that will help schools throughout the state teach fundamental
genetics, as well as related ethical, legal and social issues, at all
Students establish Operation Smile chapter
UW medical students have formed an Operation Smile student chapter.
Operation Smile is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization that provides
reconstructive facial surgery for indigent children and young adults
worldwide. Since 1982, the organization has treated 50,000 young people in
the United States and abroad.