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Volume 5, Number 48Space holderDec. 7, 2001

Celebrating a Nobel Prize

photo of Hartwell, et al

Nobel Laureate Lee Hartwell, second from right, posed with yeast geneticists and former colleagues from the UW Department of Genetics, now known as the Department of Genome Sciences, at a luncheon given to honor him by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) Board of Trustees on Nov. 29. Hartwell's work with yeast has provided important information on how cells control their replication and how the process can go awry; starting some 30 years ago, most of this work was done in the UW Department of Genetics when it was part of the College of Arts and Sciences.

In the photo, from left, are Dr. Breck Byers; Caryl Roman, widow of Herschel Roman, genetics department founding chair; Dr. Ben Hall and Dr. Walt Fangman. Hartwell is now president and director of FHCRC, UW professor of genome sciences and adjunct professor of medicine.

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Theater performers from UMO Ensemble (Bradley McDevitt, left, and David Godsey, right) portray a dividing yeast cell at a celebration for Lee Hartwell, who will accept the 2001 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology this month in Sweden. Hartwell directs Seattle's Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and is a professor of genomic sciences at the UW. He received the Nobel Prize for research contributing to the understanding of cell division. He conducted his research on baker's yeast. Photo by Guy Kramer, courtesy of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

See the Nobel Prize ceremony live Dec. 10th

Hollow receives national community service award

National Medical Fellowships (NMF) has presented a 2001 Community Service Award to Walter Hollow, clinical associate professor of family medicine. (Full Story)

Jarvik heads organizing committee for frontiers of science symposium

Gail Pairtiz Jarvik, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Genetics, has been named organizing committee chair for the 14th Annual Frontiers of Science Symposium. (Full Story)

Service excellence awards announced

The UW Academic Medical Center has established a program to recognize faculty and staff members who exemplify UW AMC’s standards for service excellence. (Full Story)

Cummings receives Fialkow Scholar Award

David Cummings, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, has become the fifth recipient of the Philip J. Fialkow Scholar Award. (Full Story)

CDC offers distance learning on smallpox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will offer a live satellite broadcast and Webcast on "Smallpox: What Every Clinician Should Know" from noon to 2 p.m. EST (1700 to 1900 UTC), Thursday, Dec. 13. (Full Story)

Simvastatin and niacin cardiovascular study published in New England Journal of Medicine

Combining the cholesterol-lowering drug simvastatin with niacin appears to reduce some patients’ risk of heart attack, stroke and hospitalization for chest pain by as much as 70 percent. (Full Story)

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