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Volume 7, Number 15Space holderApril 18, 2003
UW scientists contribute to national plans for future of genome research
Image of DNA strands.
The National Human Genome Research Institute of the NIH unveiled a vision for the future of genome research April 14 at a symposium celebrating the 50th anniversary of the description of the DNA double helix. (Full Story)

Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Energy Human Genome Program.


New Web resources for basic and clinical research

The School of Medicine Office of Clinical Research invites faculty members, staff, and students to visit the new centralized online resources listing, including contact names and information for UW Medicine clinical research centers and facilities. (Full Story)

Primary-Care physicians can detect and treat more hearing loss in elderly

Primary-care physicians may be able to detect and treat more elderly patients with hearing loss, according to an article in the April 16 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Full Story)

Pediatrician to be honored for outstanding public service

Dena Brownstein, associate professor of pediatrics, has been chosen for this year's UW Outstanding Public Service Award. (Full Story)

SPARX program coordinator selected to receive UW Distinguished Staff Award

Jennifer Mas, program coordinator for Student Providers Aspiring to Rural and Underserved Experiences (SPARX), will receive a UW Distinguished Staff Award for her enthusiasm and hard work with the program. (Full Story)

Larson to chair ACP Board of Regents in 2004

Eric B. Larson, former UW Medical Center medical director, was selected chair-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP) Board of Regents. (Full Story)




April 23 lecture addresses medical errors and patient safety

Thomas Gallagher, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and of medical history and ethics, presents, "Enhancing the Disclosure of Medical Errors to Patients" from noon to 1:30 p.m., on Wednesday, April 23, in room A-420, Hogness Auditorium at the UW Health Sciences Center. A reception will follow the lecture. Admission is free. The lecture is sponsored by UW Medical Center Quality Improvement Department and the Patient Safety Committee. For more information call 206-598-6168 or visit the Web site.


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