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Volume 6, Number 17May 3, 2002

UW health sciences hosts "Extraordinary Health Experience"

Brian Ross the Department of Anesthesiology simulator at the open house

Photo by Gavin Sisk

Brian Ross (second from left), associate professor of anesthesiology, demonstrates the Department of Anesthesiology simulator with high school students during the 2002 "Extraordinary Health Experience" Health Sciences Open House. Over 1,500 local high-school students and community members visited the biennial open house on April 26 and 27. Some of the popular new features included a six-part Saturday lecture series and tours of the anatomic pathology laboratory in the Department of Pathology on the second floor of the UW Medical Center.

Three-year grant helps evaluate end-of-life care

J. Randall Curtis, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has received a $1.5 million grant to assess quality-of-care provided by physicians treating terminally ill patients. (Full Story)

Autism medications systematically measured in children

UW researchers at the Center for Anxiety and Depression and the Diagnostic Imaging Center reported that child and adult dosing of fluvoxamine (Luvox) and fluoxetine (Prozac) were comparable when adjusted in relationship to weight. (Full Story)

Surgery hosts tribute to Merendino

The Department of Surgery is hosting a tribute to K. Alvin Merendino, chair of the department from 1964 until 1972, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, in room K-069 of the Health Sciences Center. (Full Story)

Book examines mind, body and … meterology connection

A Brain for All Seasons: Human Evolution and Abrupt Climate Change (University of Chicago Press, 2002) describes how the antecedents of modern humans may have evolved complex brains and cooperation behavior to survive several hundred drastic and abrupt climate changes. (Full Story)

Teaching Scholars Program deadline extended to May 30

The Department of Medical Education extended the deadline for School of Medicine faculty applications for the Teaching Scholars Program. The program begins on September 24, 2002. Applications are due May 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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