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Volume 7, Number 10Space holderMarch 14, 2003
UW Medical Center hosts reunion
for in-vitro fertilization children
Michael Soules and Nancy Klein address guests

On Saturday, March 8, more than 200 parents and 150 children, conceived with the help of in vitro fertilization at the UW Medical Center's Fertility and Endocrine Center, attended a reunion at the Seattle Center Children's Museum.(In photo) Michael Soules (left), professor of obstetrics, and Nancy Klein, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology, address the guests.

Photo by Pam Sowers

Center for Excellence in Biomedical Computing planned

The UW Departments of Biological Structure and of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics have received a $1.8 million grant from the National Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, to plan for a National Center of Excellence in Biomedical Computing. (Full Story)

End-of-Life-Care program to begin at Harborview

The UW Schools of Medicine and Nursing have received $375,000 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to set up a program to improve the quality of palliative care for all patients and their families in distinct intensive care units -- medical trauma, neurosurgical, burn, surgical, coronary and pediatric. (Full Story)

WWAMI-Alaska physician honored with national teaching award

Harold Johnston, clinical associate professor of family medicine in Anchorage, Alaska, has received the Parker J. Palmer "Courage to Teach" award from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. (Full Story)

Prazosin reduces symptoms of post-traumatic stress

A study at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System found that the drug Prazosin decreases symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans. (Full Story)

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