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Volume 5, Number 32Space holderAug. 10, 2001

MEDCON logs nearly 31,000 calls in past year

MEDCON, the UW medical school's toll-free consultation and referral system for WWAMI physicians, logged 30,989 calls from June 2000 through July 2001.

The experts who responded to these callers' requests were from throughout the medical school, its core affiliated hospitals (Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, and Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center) and other UW health sciences center schools.

Faculty members from these schools and medical centers volunteer as consultants.

Two Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science to be funded at UW

The University of Washington (UW) is about to receive two five-year grants of $15 million each from the National Human Genome Research Institute. (Full Story)

Infertility prevention campaign launched

As president of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, Michael Soules, UW professor of obstetrics and gynecology, is spearheading the society's nationwide campaign to educate young adults on ways to protect their fertility. (Full Story)

Japanese and U.S. health professionals discuss rural health

Medical professionals from Japan and the United States met last month in Bozeman, Mont., to discuss issues rural doctors and rural patients face in their respective countries. (Full Story)

Healthlinks provides references on stem cell issues

This month's HealthLinks, a Web-based resource created by the UW Health Sciences Libraries, features references on embryonic stem cell research issues. (Full Story)

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