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Volume 4, Number 21Space holderMay 26, 2000

O'Brien to head AMFR

Kevin D. O'Brien, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology, has been named president-elect of the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR).

His research interests include macrophage peroxidase overexpression in atherosclerosis and macrophage apolipoprotein A-I expression in atherosclerosis.

Established in 1940, the AFMR is an international, multidisciplinary association of nearly 4,000 scientists engaged in all areas of biomedical research.

Antibiotics increase risk of hemolytic-uremic syndrome

In a study released early by the New England Journal of Medicine because of its potential therapeutic implications, UW researchers found that antibiotic treatment of children with E. coli O157:H7 infection increases the risk of hemolytic-uremic syndrome. (Full Story)

Study compares CPR techniques

Chest compression alone is at least as effective as standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), according to a report by UW researchers in the May 18 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. (Full Story)

Graduating class honors outstanding teachers

The graduating class of the UW School of Medicine has named the recipients of the 2000 Distinguished Teaching Awards and the Margaret S. Anderson Award. (Full Story)

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