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Volume 8, Number 3Space holderJanuary 23, 2004
Keybank gives $250,000 for UW Medicine South Lake Union Project
KeyBank has donated $250,000 to help fund UW Medicine’s new biotechnology and medical research hub in the South Lake Union area of Seattle. (Full story)

New antibiotic effective against diabetic foot infections

The new antibiotic linezolid is at least as effective as older drugs for treating foot infections in diabetics, according to an international study led by a UW professor at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. (Full Story)

Gienapp retiring from Office of Graduate Medical Education

John Gienapp, director of program assessment and development in the Office of Graduate Medical Education, is retiring effective July 2. (Full Story)

Surawicz to lead sessions at AAMC faculty development conference

Christina Surawicz, professor of gastroenterology and assistant dean for faculty development, will help conduct breakout sessions on professional development at an AAMC conference this weekend. (Full Story)

UW Researcher will discuss TB model in zebrafish for Science in Medicine Lecture Jan. 29

Lalita Ramakrishnan, assistant professor of microbiology and medicine, will give this month’s Science in Medicine lecture, from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29, in Hogness Auditorium, A-420 of the UW Health Sciences Building. She will discuss her work modeling tuberculosis in zebrafish in an attempt to better understand the disease.

Ramakrishnan is trying to understand host-pathogen interactions at the cellular and molecular level by monitoring the disease in the transparent fish.

The lecture is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. No registration is required. For more information, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319,

Ramakrishnan’s presentation will be simultaneously televised at Harborview Medical Center, Room 109 of the Research and Training Building, as well as at the VA medical center, Building 1, Room 121.

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