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Volume 7, Number 16Space holderApril 25, 2003
Gates Foundation gift
On April 24, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced a major gift of $70 million to the University of Washington (UW) to fund the construction of critically needed research space for the UW School of Medicine and to support collaborative global-health initiatives. (Full Story)
From left, Robert Waterston, Maynard Olson, and Philip Green thank the Gates Foundation for their gift.

Photo by Blayne Vixie

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Neuroscientist honored with 2003 Gairdner International Award

Linda Buck, affiliate professor of physiology and biophysics and investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has been named recipient of a 2003 Gairdner International Award. (Full Story)

Study reports international health electives benefit medical education

Researchers reported in the March 2003 issue of Academic Medicine that international health electives (IHE) have positive effects on the education and training of U.S. and Canadian medical students. (Full Story)

Bioengineer to receive Korean Ho-Am Award

Yongmin Kim, professor and chair of bioengineering and professor of electrical engineering, has been named the 2003 Laureate of the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering. (Full Story)

Asthma rates higher than expected in Native American children

Native American children in northeast Montana have 2.5 times the national average rate of pediatric asthma, and one of the highest reported for any minority group in the nation, according to a study published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). (Full Story)

Saari to receive WWAMI Distinguished Teaching Award

George Saari, adjunct professor of medical science at Montana State University at Bozeman, will be honored with this year's WWAMI distinguished teacher award at the June 7 School of Medicine graduation ceremony. (Full Story)

Pathology department member mentors young scientist

Peter Byers, Professor of Pathology and of Medicine Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences, worked recently with Andrew Hsu, age 11, on a project to isolate the mouse and human type XX collagen gene, COL20A1. (Full Story)

May 14 lecture addresses outside consulting

UW rules and regulations on outside consulting by faculty members will be presented at "It's Not as Simple as 'One Day Per Week': Know the Rules of the Game Before You Do Outside Consulting," from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., on Wednesday, May 14, in room D-209, Turner Auditorium, at the UW Health Sciences Center. Admission is free. The lecture is part of the series "Things Your Mother Never Taught You," sponsored by the School of Medicine's, Office of Industry Relations and the Office of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer. Presenters include attorneys Michael Corn, director of regulatory guidance, and Susan Wray, director of Industry Relations. For more information contact Gail Muller at 206-685-8710 or

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