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Volume 7, Number 19Space holderMay 16, 2003
Seattle and Chicago participate in counter-terrorism drill
Actor portraying accident victim.
Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, and several other Puget Sound area hospitals were among the participants this week in a national counter-terrorism drill. (Full Story)

Photo by Gavin Sisk

Six elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences announced its newly elected fellows and foreign honorary members May 5. (Full Story)

New breast biopsy method proves feasible and effective

UW researchers have reported that magnetic resonance (MR)-guided breast biopsy with a 14-gauge stainless steel core biopsy needle is both feasible and effective, when used with an MR-compatible coaxial device. (Full Story)

Pellegrini named to American Board of Surgery

Carlos Pellegrini, professor and chair of surgery and holder of the Henry N. Harkins Endowed Chair in Surgery, has been named to the Board of Directors of the American Board of Surgery. (Full Story)

Summer seminar in medical ethics to take place in August

The Department of Medical History and Ethics’ week-long, annual summer seminar in health-care ethics will be held from Monday, Aug. 4 through Friday, Aug. 8 at the UW’s Seattle campus. Albert Jonsen, former chair of medical history and ethics and noted bioethicist, will head the seminar.

Registration is restricted to physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and teachers who work in patient care or in provider education. The seminar is designed to familiarize health-care professionals with bioethics and to enable them
to make competent ethical decisions in clinical situations.

For more information, including registration fees and deadlines, contact Marilyn Barnard at 206-616-1864, e-mail, or visit the departmental Web site and click on "Current News".

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