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Volume 7, Number 1Space holderJanuary 10, 2003

Outcomes of traumatic brain injury discussed at lecture

Nancy Temkin, professor of neurological surgery and biostatistics, presents "Traumatic Brain Injury Outcome: Natural History and Acute Treatment Trials," at noon, Thursday, Jan. 16, in A-420 Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Center.

Temkin, a statistician, and her colleagues, especially neuropsychologist Sureyya Dikmen and former colleague neurosurgeon H. Richard Winn, have completed two clinical trials of treatments to lessen the negative consequences of head injury. The completed trials were on medications to prevent the development of seizures and the current trial is enrolling patients for a study of a drug that may help improve functioning, as well as prevent seizures.

The lecture is the first for this quarter in the School of Medicine's "Science in Medicine" series. Everyone is welcome.

Caesarian births decrease herpes transmission

A study published in the Jan. 8 Journal of the American Medical Association confirms that Caesarian section does prevent transmission of herpes simplex virus (HSV) from mother to child. (Full Story)

Internist selected to direct rural medical education at University of Melbourne

Dawn DeWitt, associate professor of medicine and director of Regional Community-Based Teaching in Medicine, has accepted a position as rural clinical school dean and associate dean of the faculty of medicine, dentistry and health sciences at the University of Melbourne in Australia. (Full Story)

Organization hosts student perceptions of schools online

The American Medical Student Association is hosting a Web site for members to post their perceptions of residency programs. (Full Story)

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