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Volume 6, Number 30Space holderJuly 26, 2002

Doctors Without Borders
will visit Seattle

Medicins Sans Frontieres logo

Thursday, Aug. 1: A film screening of "Your Money or Your Life" at the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park, 6:30 p.m. The event is free and a discussion will follow.

Friday, Aug. 2: An information session for health-care professionals about volunteering to work with the organization will be held in the Research and Training Building at Harborview Medical Center. More information is availabile on the organization's Website.

Immunization a better option than antibiotics for newborns

Prevention of streptococcal sepsis in newborns is best solved by immunization of the mother and not antibiotics. (Full Story)

Students will study for one year at NIH in Bethesda, Md.

UW medical students Esther Fine and Michael Lichtman accepted positions in the 2002-2003 Class of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute-National Institutes of Health Research Scholars Program. (Full Story)

School implementing changes in residency on-duty hours

In June the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education issued new national standards limiting residents to an average 80 hours of work per week. (Full Story)

Former children's hospital surgeon-in-chief dies

David Tapper, professor of surgery and pediatrics and surgeon-in-chief of Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center for the past 18 years, passed away in his home July 23, 2002 after a three-year battle with cancer. (Full Story)

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