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Volume 4, Number 18Space holderMay 5, 2000

Project examines access to patient-care information

The UW Health Sciences Libraries recently received funding to develop a digital database of critically appraised information on common illnesses and test whether reducing barriers to the information for primary-care physicians, as well as increasing the speed at which the data is retrieved, can enhance patient care.

The project is called PrimeAnswers. For more, visit the PrimeAnswers Web site.

Two faculty elected to NAS

Stanley Fields, professor of genetics and medicine, and Sen-itiroh Hakomori, professor of microbiology and pathobiology, have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The announcement was made Tuesday, May 2 in Washington, D.C. (Full Story)

WWAMI faculty survey mailed

The UW School of Medicine is mailing an opinion survey today to faculty members involved in the WWAMI program and based away from the Seattle campus. (Full Story)

Medical center to construct surgery building

To alleviate overcrowding in existing hospital buildings and provide space for new programs, a three-story, 160,000 sq. ft. pavilion will be built at the east end of the UW Medical Center. (Full Story)

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