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Volume 5, Number 15Space holderApril 13, 2001

Medical students organize poetry reading

An evening of poetry inspired by the practice of medicine will be held at 8 p.m., Friday, April 20, at The Crown Plaza Hotel, at the corner of 6th and Seneca in Seattle. Northwest physician-writers, poets and essayists will share their work.

Third-year medical students Davis Wilkins and Stephanie Cooper, who teach a creative writing class at the UW medical school, organized the reading. The event is part of the Society for Arts in Healthcare's annual meeting in Seattle next week.

The medical students will also present a workshop on their course at the meeting. The course is MED555: Mind, Body and Pen: Writing and the Art of Becoming a Physician. The course is open to all medical students and faculty.

Berger named associate dean of research and graduate education

Albert J. Berger, professor of physiology and biophysics, has been named associate dean of research and graduate education at the UW School of Medicine. (Full Story)

University of Virginia visiting professorship named for Parson

The Board of Visitors at the University of Virginia has established the William Parson Visiting Professorship in Teaching Excellence in the Department of Medicine. (Full Story)

Horwitz received Borroughs Wellcome Fund award

Marshal S. Horwitz, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics, has received a 2001 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research. (Full Story)

Cell Systems Initiative names chief of operations and information technology

UW School of Medicines Cell System's Initiative (CSI) has announced that Joseph Duncan will be its chief of operations and information technology. (Full Story)

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