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Volume 4, Number 23Space holderJune 9, 2000

Improper use of automatic restraints ups injury risk

In a study of tow-away crashes, Harborview injury prevention researchers found that front-seat occupants using automatic shoulder belts without fastening the manual lap belt had more chest and abdominal injuries.

However, the death rate was higher among completely unbelted front-seat occupants. The results were reported June 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

WWAMI conference next week

The 2000 WWAMI Education Conference will take place Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, at the UW Health Sciences Center. (Full Story)

Gift establishes autism center

The UW's Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) has received an unprecedented gift of $5 million from Microsoft executive Richard W. Fade and his wife, Susan Fade, to establish an Autism Center. (Full Story)

Cullison appointed to national committee

Sam Cullison, director of the UW Affiliated Family Practice Residency Program at Providence-Seattle Medical Center, has been appointed to the national Residency Review Committee for Family Practice. (Full Story)

Student awards and honors announced

The medical school graduated its 51st class on June 3. Twenty-six students were inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 14 students graduated with honors, two received thesis honors, and three received book awards. (Full Story)

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