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Volume 6, Number 34Space holderAugust 23, 2002

Spontaneous quadruplets born at UW Medical Center

Nurse holding Emily Mae Hulford

Laurence Shields, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, delivered quadruplets to Scott and Korie Hulford of Bellingham, Wash. on Aug. 21. The babies (Emily Mae with nurse above) are in the medical center’s neonatal intensive care unit. They were born at just over 33 weeks gestation, with their birth weights ranging from 3 pounds, 8 ounces, to 4 pounds, 6 ounces. The babies are identical quadruplets. No fertility treatments were used by the parents. Peter Tarczy-Hornoch, associate professor of pediatrics and medical education, is the lead pediatrician for the babies. (More photos)

Researchers publish editorial examining complexity of breast cancer risk

An analysis of past studies on mutations in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 suggests that estimates of penetrance (or the likelihood that mutation carriers will develop breast cancer during their lifetime) have been exaggerated. (Full Story)

Over $1.3 million awarded to build facility for women in UW assistance program

The Parent-Child Assistance Program, based in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is the beneficiary of development grants totaling more than $1.3 million to the Community Psychiatric Clinic. (Full Story)

Family Medicine teams join in triathlon

Teams from the Department of Family Medicine and UW Medical Center's Family Medical Center participated in the Aug.18 Danskin Women's Triathlon in Seattle. (Full Story)

West Nile virus detected in Wyoming

Wyoming health officials Aug. 16 confirmed the first detection of West Nile virus in their state. A horse near the Nebraska line died of encephalitis. (Full Story)

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