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Volume 6, Number 15April 19, 2002

Biochemist Hans Neurath dies

Biochemist Hans Neurath died Friday, April 12, at the UW Medical Center of heart failure. He was 92. (Full Story)

Edward Turner and Hans Neurath

Neurath (right) presents founding School of Medicine dean Edward Turner with a certificate of appreciation from the faculty.

Moscow Family Medicine will serve University of Idaho

The University of Idaho (UI) partnered with Moscow Family Medicine to provide UI students with primary-care services. (Full Story)

Offspring of cousins have less genetic risk than previously thought

Inaccurate information rather than genetic conditions may pose a greater threat to cousins who want to have children together. (Full Story)

Archbishop Tutu scheduled to visit UW

Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Mpilo Tutu, archbishop emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa, will be on campus May 7 as a panelist for a forum on the health of the world's children and to receive an honorary degree at a formal academic convocation. (Full Story)

Molecular biologist presents obesity lecture

Bert Boyer, assistant professor of molecular biology at the Institute of Arctic Biology, University of Alaska, presents "Obesity in Alaska: From Hibernating Ground Squirrels to Genetics in Eskimos" at the Science in Medicine lecture, noon, Thursday, May 2, in D-209 Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Center.

Teaching Scholars Program applications due April 30

The Department of Medical Education is accepting applications from School of Medicine faculty for the Teaching Scholars Program. Faculty members accepted to the program devote one morning a week for a full year to scholarly discussion of and reflection on medical education and practice. The program begins on September 24, 2002.

Applications are due April 30, 2002, to Lynne Robins, Department of Medical Education, H205 HSC, Box 357240, Seattle, WA 98195. More information and the application form are available online.

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