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Volume 5, Number 43Space holderOct. 26, 2001

Stan Fields is the acting chair of the School of Medicine's new Department of Genome Sciences.

In this photo, Fields is looking at the program which runs a machine in his lab. The machine is used as a tool to move colonies from one slide to another.

Message from the Dean: Departments of genetics and molecular biotechnology consolidate into new Department of Genome Sciences.

Dear Colleagues,

This past Friday, Oct. 19, the University of Washington Board of Regents approved the consolidation of the Department of Genetics in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Molecular Biotechnology in the School of Medicine. The merger creates the new Department of Genome Sciences in the School of Medicine. (Full Message from the Dean)

Three Idaho universities team up to receive NIH research funds

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a $6 million, three-year grant to establish a Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network at the University of Idaho, Idaho State University and Boise State University. (Full Story)

Head size may be related to rate of Alzheimer’s progression

Greater head circumference, among other factors, may slow the rate of cognitive decline in people with an Alzheimer’s disease-related gene. (Full Story)

Tarczy-Hornoch leads Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics

Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, associate professor of pediatrics and of medical education, is the new head of the Division of Biomedical and Health Informatics in the UW Department of Medical Education. (Full Story)

WWAMI-Alaska holds physician appreciation dinner

One hundred and twenty faculty physicians, professors, students, staff and representatives of the medical school attended the 2001 Anchorage Physician Appreciation Dinner. (Full Story)

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