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Vol. 3, No. 49
Friday, Dec. 17, 1999


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Health forum urged improved access to medical advances

F inding effective systems for distributing existing and future vaccines within the poorest countries of the world could profoundly reduce childhood death and disability, according to speakers at the Global Health Forum Dec. 9 at the UW Health Sciences Center.
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Lee Hood leaving UW to establish private institute

P aul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine, announced Dec. 13 that Leroy Lee Hood, founding chair of the Department of Molecular Biotechnology and William Gates III Professor of Biomedical Sciences, is leaving the UW faculty to form a private Institute for Systems Biology.
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Outpatient Medicine translated into French and Italian

T he second edition of Outpatient Medicine, an at-a-glance resource on more than 200 common clinical conditions, has been translated into French and Italian. The publisher is W. B. Saunders, the imprint of Harcourt International.
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Palmiter named acting chair

Richard Palmiter will become acting chair of the UW Department of Biochemistry, effective Feb. 1. He is a professor of biochemistry and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Kenneth Walsh has served as chair of the department since 1992, and was acting chair for two years previously.

Palmiter is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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