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Volume 8, Number 5Space holderFebruary 6, 2004

Low testosterone levels associated with depression

Depression Graphic
Men with low testosterone are more likely to experience depression, according to a study published in the February issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archive journals. (Full story)

Illustration by Justin Reedy


Matsen appointed as endowed chair in shoulder research

Frederick Matsen, professor and chair of orthopaedics and sports medicine, is the new holder of the Douglas T. Harryman II, M.D./DePuy Endowed Chair in Shoulder Research. (Full Story)

Inhaled corticosteroids don't reduce COPD mortality, study finds

Inhaled corticosteroids don't reduce mortality rates in patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to an observational trial by researchers at the UW and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. (Full Story)

Faculty development workshop, Bioscience Career Seminar Scheduled for week of Feb. 9-13

A faculty development workshop on juggling tasks in work and life will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Feb. 10, in Room 303 of the South Campus Center.

The interactive workshop, "Juggler's Aid Society: Resolving Competing Imperatives of Profession and Life," is being presented by the Department of Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics. It will include practical advice and theoretical insights about balancing demands at work and at home. Linda Hawes Clever, professor of medicine at the University of California at San Francisco, is the featured guest speaker.

The workshop is free and open to all UW School of Medicine or Health Sciences faculty members, but registration is required. For more information or to register for the event, call 206-543-2259 or visit http://www.dme.washington.edu/facdev.html

The February Bioscience Career Seminar will feature a presentation on science careers in public policy by Al Teich, director of science and policy programs for the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Teich received a bachelor's in physics and a doctorate in political science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his position with the AAAS, he is responsible for the organization's activities in science policy and serves as its spokesman on science policy issues.

The seminar will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11, in Room T-747 of the UW Health Sciences Building. The Bioscience Career Seminar series was formerly known as What Can You Do With a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences?

The event is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students, with no registration required. For more information, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319, veewhite@u.washington.edu or visit http://courses.washington.edu/phd/


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