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Volume 7, Number 46Space holderDecember 5, 2003
Message from the Dean
Photo of Dean Paul Ramsey
We have now completed the second year of implementing the revised curriculum approved in May 2001. I would like to thank those of you who have devoted time to establishing the revised curriculum over the past year, and all of you who teach and mentor our medical students. (Full Story)

Huntington’s and Parkinson’s may have different pathologies

The respective proteins which cause Parkinson’s disease and inherited forms of Huntington’s disease are regulated by different sets of genes and cellular pathways, according to researchers at the UW and elsewhere. (Full Story)

UW School of Medicine implements new clinical skills exams

The School of Medicine’s Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics is now annually administering two required Objectively Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). (Full Story)

Global health ethics to be discussed at Hogness Symposium

World health ethics will be the topic of the 2003 John R. Hogness Symposium on Health Care. (Full Story)

Task force recommends screening adults for obesity

The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that physicians screen all adults for obesity and offer counseling and other consultation to promote weight control. (Full Story)

Medical alumni purchase stethoscopes for first-year students

The financial burden of medical school is steadily increasing, and the medical school alumni are taking a small but significant step in offsetting that burden for incoming students. (Full Story)

Grant renewed for MS research and training center

The National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research has renewed a five-year, $4 million grant to fund the UW’s Multiple Sclerosis Research and Training Center. (Full Story)

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