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Volume 7, Number 22Space holderJune 6, 2003
June ceremonies and celebrations
Photo of Doctoral hood ceremony.
Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony, 10 a.m., Saturday, June 7 at Bank of America Arena, Hec Edmundson Pavilion. (Full Story)

Photo by Leila Gray

UW and other WWAMI universities adopt SARS policies

Interim UW President Lee Huntsman May 29 announced policy guidelines for preventing an outbreak of sudden acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in the UW community. (Full Story)

Rapid MRI presents few advantages in low back pain treatment

A UW study in the June 4 Journal of the American Medical Association shows that rapid magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) offers few advantages over traditional radiography in diagnosing and treating low-back pain. While rapid MRI may be faster, its use doesn’t decrease back-related disability. (Full Story)

Editorial urges clinical attention to N-3 PUFA studies

An editorial in the June 3 issue of Circulation calls attention to the clinical implications of research related to n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), myocardial vulnerability, and sudden cardiac death. Studies using a variety of research paradigms now suggest that a modest intake of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids from fatty fish may reduce mortality from sudden cardiac death. (Full Story)

Cancer researcher Brentnall listed among Seattle’s almost famous

Teri Brentnall, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, was among five Seattle residents listed as “almost famous” in the June 2003 edition of Seattle magazine. (Full Story)

Workshop offered on assessing professionalism

A free workshop on assessing professional behaviors in medical students and residents will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, June 10, in Room 316, UW South Campus Center.

Leading the workshop will be David Stern, associate professor of medicine in the Division of General Medicine at the University of Michigan Health System and the Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System.

Pre-registration is required and can be done online at the Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics Web site:

For more information, call 206-543-2259.

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