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Volume 7, Number 20Space holderMay 23, 2003
PFT Inhibitor study named Medicines for Malaria Venture Project of the Year
Photo of Wesley Van Voorhis.
An effort to test protein farnesyltransferase (PFT) inhibitors against malaria parasites has received the “Project of the Year Award” from the Medicines for Malaria Venture. (Full Story)

Above: Wesley Van Voorhis working in his lab.

Photo by Blayne Vixie

Catterall selected for Bristol-Myers Squibb Award

William Catterall, professor and chair of pharmacology, has been chosen as the 2003 recipient of the Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Neuroscience Research. (Full Story)

Ten inducted as American College of Physician Fellows

Ten UW medical school faculty members were inducted as fellows of the American College of Physicians (ACP) April 3 at the ACP Annual Session in San Diego. (Full Story)

R/UOP has record-breaking participation

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (R/UOP) will have a record number of participants as it enters its 14th year. The program places UW medical students one-on-one with physician preceptors in small towns and inner city neighborhoods across Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. (Full Story)

Lehmann symposium to cover rehabilitation trends

The annual Justus F. Lehmann Symposium, named in honor of the founding chair of rehabilitation medicine, will be held from 12:15 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 6, at the Waterfront Activity Center on the UW campus in Seattle.

Robert Ferrari, clinical associate professor at the University of Alberta, will speak on “The Prevention of Chronic Whiplash,” and Curtis W. Slipman, associate professor and director of the Pennsylvania Spine Center, will discuss “Percutaneous Spinal Decompression: Side Effects, Complications and Outcomes.”

The event includes lectures by senior residents and posters showcasing their research. For details, contact the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at

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