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Volume 6, Number 46Space holderNovember 15, 2002

AAMC honors UW School of Medicine for
outstanding community service

Jennifer Mas
AAMC Award

Above left, Jennifer Mas (left) SPARX coordinator and public health graduate student, applies fluoride varnish at a community health center in Mattawa, Wash., specializing in migrant hispanic farmworker health. For WWAMI programs like SPARX and others, the Association of American Medical Colleges presented the 2002 Award for Outstanding Community Service (shown above, right) to the UW School of Medicine on Nov. 9. (Full Story)

Science in Medicine lecture looks at weight regulation

Michael Schwartz, professor of medicine and head of the Section of Clinical Nutrition in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, presents the Nov. 21 Science in Medicine lecture, "Insulin, Leptin and the Hypothalamus: Key Components of the System Controlling Food Intake and Body Weight." (Full Story)

WWAMI director/vice provost vacancy in Montana

The School of Medicine announces the vacancy for the vice provost for health sciences and director of the Montana State University (MSU) WWAMI program. (Full Story)

Gibran appointed head of UW Burn Center

Nicole Gibran, associate professor of surgery and attending surgeon at Harborview, was appointed director of the UW Burn Center at Harborview. (Full Story)

Undertreated hypertensive adults face risk

At least half of older adults with hypertension do not have their blood pressure controlled to normal levels, and this may account for as much as 22 percent of myocardial infarctions and 34 percent of strokes in older adults, according to UW researchers. (Full Story)

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