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Volume 6, Number 9Space holderMarch 8, 2002

Faculty development workshops

The Department of Medical Education presents three faculty development workshops during the spring quarter. Register online for the following workshops and call 206-616-9878 for questioins. These programs are held from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the South Campus Center room 316.

Tuesday, March 26
"Behind the Headlines: Collaborating for Patient Safety" Interprofessional Workshop

A forum on collaborating across health-care professions and working with patients and families to promote patient safety using interactive case-based exercises. Faculty: Eric Larson, medical director of the UW Medical Center and professor of medicine and health services; Pamela Mitchell, Elizabeth S. Soule professor and associated dean for research in the School of Nursing; Lynne Robins, associate professor of medical education and family medicine.

Tuesday, April 2
"Cross-Cultural Tools for Effective Leadership: The Four-Fold Way" Interprofessional Workshop

This workshop presents the Four-Fold Way skill set to explore cross-cultural tools and enhance leadership. Invited guest speaker: Angeles Arrien, founder and president of Foundation for Cross-cultural Education.

Tuesday, May 14
"Professionalism in Medical Education and Practice"

This seminar will identify the key components of professionalism in medicine and medical education. Guest speaker: M. Brownell Anderson, associate vice president of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Division of Medical Education


Location of pancreatic cancer gene mapped

A research team from the UW, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPitt) mapped the location of a gene linked directly with inherited pancreatic cancer. (Full Story)

UI recieves $10.2 Million to study evolutionary biology

The University of Idaho (UI) received $10.2 million from the National Institutes of Health to establish a Center for Research on Processes in Evolution. (Full Story)

$1.2 Million Qwest settlement to fund western Washington telemedicine services

In February the UW School of Medicine's Telehealth Services unit began using funds that originated from a legal settlement between the State of Washington and Qwest Communications. (Full Story)

UW Bioengineers inducted into national organization

On March 1 three bioengineering faculty members, Lawrence Crum, David Foster and Patrick Stayton, were inducted as fellows into the American Institute for Biological and Medical Engineering. (Full Story)

UW research published on resident burnout

A study done last year at the UW is the basis for one of four articles published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine in a section on the causes and consequences of burnout in medical residents. (Full Story)


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