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Volume 7, Number 40Space holderOctober 17, 2003
UW’s Berg joins in debate over early mammogram screening
Mammography equipment
A series of articles published Oct. 15 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, including one by a UW professor, highlights an ongoing debate on the risks and rewards of breast cancer screening for women younger than 50. (Full Story)

Above: Radiologic technologist Sakar Suleman stands next to mammography equipment in the Women's Health Care Center on Roosevelt.

Photo by Ryan Lyse

Stamatoyannopoulos receives grant from NHGRI

George Stamatoyannopoulos, professor of genome sciences and medicine at the UW, has received a $2.3 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) for his involvement in the new effort to identify all functional elements in human DNA. (Full Story)

Family practice graduates performing range of procedures

Many graduates of the UW Family Practice Residency Network are establishing practice in communities with fewer than 25,000 residents, providing hospital and maternity care, and performing a wide range of procedures, according to a survey performed by UW researchers. (Full Story)

UW named center for muscular dystrophy research

The UW has been named one of three new cooperative centers in the nation for research on muscular dystrophies, and will receive $6.9 million over five years from the National Institutes of Health to fund that research. (Full Story)

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