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Volume 7, Number 43Space holderNovember 7, 2003
Diabetes-related gene thought to be connected to obesity
Photo of Ake Lernmark
Researchers have found a connection between a diabetes-related gene and morbid obesity in humans, according to a study that will be published this month in the journal Public Library of Science. (Full Story)

Above: Ake Lernmark, the R.H. Williams Professor of Medicine and adjunct professor of immunology, co-authored a study with former UW visiting scholar Philippe Froguel and others that shows a link between obesity and the GAD2 gene on chromosome 10.

Drachman to give Science in Medicine Lecture

Jonathan Drachman, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology, will give the Science in Medicine Lecture at noon on Thursday, Nov. 13, in Hogness Auditorium, A-420 of the Health Sciences Building. (Full Story)

Self-Management program helps kids with asthma

The results of a study published in the British Medical Journal by Fredric Wolf, professor and chair of medical education, and others found that educational programs for self-management of asthma can help children and adolescents. (Full Story)

Wyoming state legislators learn more about UW’s WWAMI Program

The UW played host this week to Wyoming state legislators, members of the Wyoming Medical Society, and University of Wyoming officials led by President Philip Dubois, who were on hand to learn more about the WWAMI Program in their home state and the rest of the five-state region. (Full Story)

Exercise may help post-menopausal women with sleep problems

Overweight, post-menopausal women who have trouble getting to sleep may be helped by stretching and exercising in the morning, according to a study performed by a researcher at the UW and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. (Full Story)

Medical Ethics Brown Bag Lunch, Biosciences Career Seminar scheduled for next week

Thomas McCormick, senior lecturer emeritus, will be the guest lecturer for the Department of Medical History and Ethics upcoming Medical Ethics Brown Bag event.

McCormick’s talk, Conscious but Incompetent?: Ethical Issues at the Edge of Life, will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14, in Rooms A and B of the UW Medical Center Plaza Cafe. Attendees may bring their own lunch to the free event. No registration is required. For more information, contact Marilyn Barnard at 206-616-1864 or

Clarissa Dirks, program coordinator of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Programs at the UW, will discuss educational program management in the Biosciences Career Seminar next week. The series was formerly called What Can You Do with a Ph.D.?

The seminar is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Room T-747 of the Health Sciences Building. The event is free and is open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319,

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