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Volume 4, Number 17Space holderApril 28, 2000

Multiple-site clinical trials software developed

Marc Coltrera, professor of otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, is expanding a computer program previously designed for gathering cancer studies data at multiple clinical research sites.

The software, called Otobase, was originally developed to support national multi-institutional clinical trials of head and neck cancer treatments. The University Initiatives Program will fund the modification of the system for use by departments interested in other types of clinical trials.

Physiology and Biophysics chair named

Stanley C. Froehner has been named chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics. (Full Story)

Gamma Knife Center added to UW Physicians Neurologic Institute

Patients with cerebral lesions, arteriovenous malformations, functional brain disorders, and some movement disorders have a new treatment option. A Gamma Knife Center has opened at Harborview Medical Center. (Full Story)

Researchers study providers' views on surgical and medical abortion

Few health-care providers offer surgical abortions in rural Washington state, while a greater number report that they would be willing to prescribe medical abortifacients, according to UW researchers. (Full Story)

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