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Volume 4, Number 10Space holderMarch 10, 2000


Cancer Care Alliance move

A new inpatient unit for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance patients is nearing completion at UW Medical Center (UWMC) in preparation for the first group of adult inpatients arriving April 11 from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These patients will be cared for on 8-Northeast.

Match Day date set

On Thursday, March 16, graduating medical students participating in the 2000 National Residency Match Program will learn their residency placements. UW's Match Day will be held in the third-floor Health Sciences Lobby. Students will gather at 8:30 a.m. Sealed notifications will be distributed at 9 a.m. PST to coincide with the 17:00 UTC distribution at medical schools across America. After 10 a.m., Match participants can obtain their results through a secured Web site.


Large study of rare genetic disease reported

UW researchers led by Peter Byers, professor of pathology and medicine, report the largest study to date of a rare but deadly heritable genetic disease called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) type IV in the March 9 New England Journal of Medicine. (Full Story)

Clinicians comment on smoking and pneumococcal disease

In the March 9 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, John Sheffield, assistant professor of medicine, and Richard Root, professor of medicine, both of Harborview Medical Center, discuss a study linking cigarette smoking and invasive pneumococcal infection. (Full Story)

Davis discusses extra immunizations in editorial

In the March 8 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Robert L. Davis, associate professor of pediatrics and epidemiology and an associate investigator at Group Health Cooperative Center for Health Studies, discusses a study of vaccine extraimmunization by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (Full Story)



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