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Volume 6, Number 16April 26, 2002

Ford Company donates van to Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

New Wheels for Driving Rehabilitation Medicine program

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and UW Medical Center dedicated a new van offering driver evaluation and training to people with a wide range of disabilities, including spinal cord injury, amputation, cerebral palsy, and multiple sclerosis. The new vehicle was purchased with the help of grants from the Ford Motor Company Fund, Seattle Foundation, Bridges Foundation, the Washington State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and several area vendors.

Photo by Leila Gray.

Pictured above: Frances Tromp Van Holst (left), occupational therapist and program driving instructor. demonstrates the operation of the new van with patient Shawn Meneely.


Olson and Green receive Gairdner Awards

Maynard Olson and Philip Green were selected to receive two of the eight 2002 Gairdner Foundation International Awards. (Full Story)

2002 graduates select faculty for honors

The School of Medicine 53rd annual Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Hippocratic Oath ceremony will be held Saturday, June 8, at the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. (Full Story)

WWAMI-Montana pioneer Listerud died

Mark Listerud, a retired surgeon who was instrumental in the founding and early development of the Montana WWAMI Program, died April 20 from complications of diabetes. (Full Story)



Seminar addresses new technology and chronic illness management

A half-day program on using new technology for patient-centered care and self-management of chronic disease is set for 1 to 4 p.m., Friday, May 3, in room T-625 of the UW Health Sciences Center. The featured speaker is Dr. Kate Lorig of Stanford University's Patient Education Research Center, a well-known advocate and developer of programs to help people self-manage chronic illness.

Participants do not need to register for this free event and may attend for only part of the afternoon. More information is available online.



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