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Vol. 3, No. 35
Friday, Sept. 3, 1999


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UW receives grant to develop stem cell gene therapy

UW researchers have received $9.59 million from the National Institutes of Health to develop fundamental approaches to stem cell gene therapy for sickle cell disease and thalassemia.
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Ballweg appointed to federal advisory committee

Ruth Ballweg, director of MEDEX Northwest, the University of Washington's physician assistant program, has accepted a three-year appointment to a committee formed to advise U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala on policy and program development for training in primary-care medicine and dentistry.
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Harborview R & T building dedication Sept. 23

The 10-story Research and Training Building at Harborview Medical Center will be dedicated at 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, in the building's lobby. The $79 million building is on the corner of Ninth Avenue and Alder Street. A pedestrian tunnel links the building with Harborview Hall, where many medical school faculty members have offices.


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