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Volume 7, Number 8Space holderFebruary 28, 2003

UW served as clinical site for AIDS vaccine trial

Vial of AIDSVAX®
The UW served as a clinical site for 135 men participating in a three-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase III trial of AIDSVAX, the first AIDS vaccine tested for efficacy in humans. (Full Story)

Image courtesy of VaxGen

Funds used for teleconferencing and health-care training

Funds from a legal settlement between the State of Washington and Qwest Communications have equipped, four regional Western Washington sites to present regular video conferencing, clinical training, and continuing medical education provided by the UW. (Full Story)

Researchers study patient needs after medical errors

Patients want information about medical errors and physicians want to be truthful when errors occur, according to a study published in the Feb. 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Full Story)

Cover the Uninsured Week events scheduled in March

Cover the Uninsured Week is a series of national and local activities from Monday, March 10, to Sunday, March 16. The events are scheduled to raise awareness of the issues facing more than 41 million uninsured Americans. (Full Story)

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