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Volume 6, Number 37Space holderSeptember 13, 2002

ALS Center opens at UW Medical Center

ALS clinic dedication

On Wednesday Sept. 4, the Muscular Dystrophy Association recognized the UW Medical Center Neurology/Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic as the first Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Center in the Northwest. The ALS Clinic will serve approximately 150 patients each year and offers diagnosis and treatment for all forms of motor neuron disease. Gregory Carter, clinical associate professor of rehabilitation medicine, and Michael Weiss, assistant professor of neurology are co-medical directors for the center.

Pictured above from left to right: Brad Bargohls of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, presents a plaque to Nancy Schuman, neuromuscular nurse practitioner, Carter, and Weiss. Photo by Craig Degginger

Students receive orientation for new School of Medicine colleges

Second-year medical students attended an orientation picnic at Lake Sammamish Park on Sept. 6. Introductory information for the new colleges system was distributed, and faculty mentors assigned to each college fielded questions on the new curriculum. (Full Story)

Health-care costs higher for heart failure patients with depression

Health-care costs for patients hospitalized for heart failure are higher if the patient has depression, according to a UW researcher and colleagues in the Sept. 9 Archives of Internal Medicine. (Full Story)

Nerve cell development discussed at first fall Science in Medicine lecture

Robert Hevner, assistant professor of pathology, presents "Building the Cerebral Cortex: Neuron by Neuron, Layer by Layer" as the first lecture in the 2002-2003 Science in Medicine series at noon, Thursday, Sept. 26, in D-209 Turner Auditorium, Health Sciences Center. Everyone is welcome. (Full Story)

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