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Volume 5, Number 5Space holderFeb. 2, 2001

Anchorage Native Primary Care Center shortens the wait

A year ago, Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, one of the teaching sites for family medicine clerkship students, began trying new scheduling methods and other innovations to shorten their patients' wait for a doctor's appointment. According to a New York Times report on ideas to improve medical office practice, the methods have relieved delays and decreased the number of rushed visits at the clinic, which provides primary care for more than 20,000 patients.

China partnership project begins

Last month a new collaborative effort began between the UW Department of Medical Education and Sichuan University in Chengdu in the Peoples Republic of China. (Full Story)

WWAMI alumnus sworn in as Idaho's lieutenant governor

Jack Riggs, a 1980 graduate of the UW School of Medicine and an emergency medicine physician, was sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 30, as Idaho's 38th lieutenant governor. (Full Story)

Stem-cell therapy may be a better option for some cancer patients

Initial findings indicate that stem-cell transplants may decrease hospital time and increase survival in patients with aggressive forms of blood cancer. (Full Story)

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