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Vol. 3, No. 44
Friday, Nov. 5, 1999


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Dean Ramsey gives plenary talk at WWAMI conference

S peaking before legislators, regional health system directors, higher education commissioners and other WWAMI state leaders Nov. 1 at the 1999 WWAMI Conference, UW Vice President for Medical Affairs and School of Medicine Dean Paul Ramsey outlined successes, future directions and challenges in his state-of-the-school address.
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Trials of implantable hearing aid begin

T he UW's Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center is one of five sites to conduct a clinical trial of an implantable hearing-aid system recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
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UW researchers contribute to rural health book

S everal UW researchers are among the authors included in a newly released reference book, Rural Health in the United States, published by Oxford University Press. The editor is Thomas C. Ricketts, director of the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
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1999 WWAMI Conference

This year's 1999 WWAMI Conference Nov. 1 to Nov. 2 in Seattle featured a workforce issues presentation and state-specific meetings with the dean as well as rotations on federal policy, the curriculum review, and WWAMI site activities. In addition, medical students met with legislators (photo one) and other leaders (photo two) from their home states. More than 150 government, health care and higher education officials attended the conference.


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