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Volume 8, Number 1Space holderJanuary 9, 2004
Antiviral drug reduces genital herpes transmission
Valacyclovir graphic.
The antiviral drug valacyclovir can reduce the sexual transmission of the virus causing genital herpes, according to a study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the UW, and elsewhere. (Full Story)

Illustration by Justin Reedy

Clark named chair of department of Biological Structure

John Clark, professor of biological structure, has been named chair of the Department of Biological Structure. (Full Story)

August Swanson, medical education pioneer, dead at 78

Former UW neurologist August “Gus” Swanson, who paved the way for sweeping changes to medical education in the United States, died Dec. 19 at Harborview Medical Center. (Full Story)

Things Your Mother Never Taught You, biosciences career lectures scheduled for Jan. 14

The first “Things Your Mother Never Taught You” presentation of the year will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Jan. 14, in Turner Auditorium, room D-209 of the Health Sciences Building.

The program, “Working with Companies: Corporate Research and Material Transfer Agreements,” will include a discussion of locating sources of corporate funding for scientific research, UW procedures for corporate-sponsored research agreements, and preparation and processing material transfer agreements through the university.

The first Biosciences Career Seminar of the year will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, room T-747 of the Health Sciences Building.

Melinda Moree, senior business development officer at the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health (PATH), will discuss careers in research for the developing world. PATH is an international nonprofit organization based in Seattle that is dedicated to improving health throughout the world.

No registration is required to attend either program. Both are open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319,

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