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Volume 6, Number 21Space holderMay 31, 2002

Physiologists' artwork on display at Shoreline Center

Gallery at the Shoreline Center "In the Scientist's Mind" Announcement

"In the Scientist's Mind,"
artwork by four members of the UW Department of Physiology and Biophysics, is on display at the Gallery at the Shoreline Center until July 1. The Shoreline Center is located at 185th and 1st Ave. NE in Shoreline, Wash. The gallery hours are Monday through Friday noon to 5 p.m.

Above image: Announcement for "In the Scientist's Mind" show featuring artwork by Eberhard Fetz , Peter Detwiler, Dan Cook and Bill Spain. Courtesy of the Gallery at Shoreline Center.

Neuroscientist becomes McKnight Scholar and Sloan Foundation Fellow

Bharathi Jagadeesh, assistant professor of physiology and biophysics, has been selected for a 2002 McKnight Scholar Award in the Neurosciences for her work on "Plasticity of Object and Scene Selective Neurons in the Primate Inferotemporal Cortex." Earlier this year Jagadeesh was also named a Sloan Foundation fellow. (Full Story)

Gastric bypass surgery decreases appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin

A study led by a team at the UW and the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System is the first to document the effects of low-calorie dieting versus gastric bypass surgery on ghrelin levels. (Full Story)

Lamb honored for her support of medical students

School of Medicine Registrar Constance Lamb will receive the Margaret S. Anderson award from the 2002 graduating class. (Full Story)

FDA scientist to discuss medical device regulation

Larry Kessler, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Surveillance and Biometrics, presents "Postmarketing Surveillance of Medical Devices--Holes in Your Safety Net," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, in Turner Auditorium (D-209), Health Sciences Center.

Under Kessler’s leadership, the FDA has implemented the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) for user reporting and has completed a pilot program to develop a sentinel system for user reporting of adverse events called the Medical Device Surveillance Network (MeDSun). Kessler is in Seattle, nearing the end of his one-year position as a visiting scientist at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

The lecture is open to all, and no registration is necessary. If you have any questions please e-mail Gigi Streidl.

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