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Volume 4, Number 45Space holderNovember 9, 2000

ACP-ASIM names Alaska and Washington State Laureates

The American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) has named John R. Hogness, UW president emeritus, a Physician Laureate for Washington state, and Norman Wilder, an Anchorage pulmonary medicine specialist, A Physician Laureate for Alaska.

Hogness served as dean of the medical school from 1964 to 1969, director of the UW Health Sciences Center from 1970 to 1974, and as the 26th UW president from 1974 to 1979. He was also the first president of the Institute of Medicine at the National Academy of Science. In May 2000 Hogness was conferred a mastership in the ACP-ASIM.

Wilder was governor of the ACP-ASIM Alaska Chapter from 1993 to 1997. He helped coordinate community-based teaching opportunities for chapter members. Wilder also has been involved in continuing education and other types of professional development for Alaska physicians. A pulmonary medicine specialist, his background includes pulmonary critical care, sleep medicine and aviation medicine.

Wyoming, Montana and Idaho join in Wellness in the Rockies project

The University of Wyoming has received a $4.375 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to launch a health-improvement project, WIN the Rockies. (Full story)

Gabbe named dean of Vanderbilt Medical School

Steven G. Gabbe, professor and chair of obstetrics and gynecology since 1996, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. (Full story)

Book discusses ICU care of dying patients

Managing Death in the ICU: The Transition from Cure to Comfort, a new book edited by critical care specialists Randy Curtis and Gordon Rubenfeld, covers developments in the care of ICU patients during the final days and hours of life. (Full story)

Study suggests HSV-1 infection may contribute to heart disease

Preliminary evidence from a UW study suggests that older people who have had a past infection with herpes simplex virus type-1 (HSV-1) may have a greater risk of heart attack or death from coronary artery disease than those never infected with the virus. (Full story)
Robert H. "Rob" Muilenburg was remembered by many this week as a devoted friend and family man and a dedicated leader whose vision and values, encompassing a warm-hearted respect for people, made UW Medical Center one of the best hospitals in America. (Full story)

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