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Vol. 3, No. 39
Friday, Oct.1 , 1999


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1999 WWAMI Conference Nov. 1 and 2 in Seattle

The 1999 WWAMI Conference Nov. 1 and 2 in Seattle will update attendees on curriculum review, regional health workforce needs and effects of federal public policy on medical education.
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MEDEX marks 30th year

T he MEDEX Northwest physician assistant training program will mark its 30th year with several events tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 2. The first MEDEX class was accepted in autumn of 1969.
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UW receives grant to encourage studies in biomedical sciences

T he UW has received a four-year, $1.35 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences to establish a mentoring program for underrepresented minority and disadvantaged students who have been admitted to the UW and plan to major in science.
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Foege named senior health advisor

William Foege, a 1961 graduate of the UW medical school, has been named senior advisor for global health programs at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He and Gordon Perkin, executive director of global health programs, will develop strategies, evaluate proposals and serve as ambassadors to international health organizations.


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