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Volume 5, Number 21Space holderMay 25, 2001

Tapper steps down as Children's Hospital surgeon-in-chief

David Tapper has announced that he will step down as surgeon-in-chief and director of pediatric surgery at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. Bruder Stapleton, pediatrician-in-chief and chair of pediatrics, will lead the search committee for Tapper's successor.

Tapper will serve as director until his successor is in place. Later, in his new role within hospital operations, he will focus on patient-care access to the operating room, intensive care units and ambulatory care.

Tapper has directed the Department of Pediatric Surgery at Children's Hospital for 18 years.

Medical alumni recognition weekend held

The first annual Medical Alumni All-School Recognition Weekend was held May 19-20 in Seattle. (Full Story)

Hormone replacement therapy may not increase breast cancer recurrence

Women who took hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after a diagnosis of breast cancer had half the risk of breast cancer recurrence, compared to nonusers of HRT, according to a study published in the May 16 Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (Full Story)

National Library of Medicine contracts with UW Health Sciences Library

The UW Health Sciences Library has received a $6.5 million contract to serve as one of eight regional medical libraries in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. (Full Story)

Vitiello named to leadership posts with sleep research societies

Michael V. Vitiello, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, has been elected to a three-year term as head of the Circadian Rhythms Section and a member of the Board of Directors of the Sleep Research Society. (Full Story)

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