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Volume 7, Number 18Space holderMay 9, 2003
Buck elected to National Academy
Linda Buck, affiliate professor of physiology and biophysics, is one of three UW faculty members elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). (Full Story)
Linda Buck
Linda Buck

Photo by Clay Eals/FHCRC

Atrial fibrillation more common than suspected

Irregular heart rhythms that place people at higher risk of stroke are more common than physicians might think. (Full Story)

Science in Medicine lecturer to discuss movement disorders

Marjorie Anderson, associate chair and professor of rehabilitation medicine and professor of physiology and biophysics, presents the Distinguished Scientist Science in Medicine Lecture "Listening to the Brain: What Can It Tell Us About Movement Disorders?" at noon, Thursday, May 22, in A-420, Hogness Auditorium in the UW Health Sciences Center. (Full Story)

Phelan receives award for geriatric research

Elizabeth Phelan has received the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Program Award for research to improve primary care for older adults. (Full Story)

Bremner elected vice-president and president-elect of andrology society

William Bremner, Robert G. Petersdorf professor and chair of the Department of Medicine, has been elected vice-president of the American Society of Andrology (ASA). (Full Story)

Former CDC director discusses smallpox vaccination May 15

William Foege, fellow of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, presents "Smallpox Vaccination: Responsible Public Health in Troubled Times," at the 2003 Charles W. Bodemer Symposium from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 15. A panel of medical experts will discuss the issues following Foege's presentation. A reception in the UW Health Sciences Center Lobby will begin at 5 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Department of Medical History and Ethics and the School of Public Health.

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