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Volume 8, Number 14Space holderApril 9, 2004

Depressed elderly helped by in-home therapy, UW study finds

Photo of Chuck Lazenby and social worker Carl Kaiser
In-home intervention can help decrease levels of depression in senior citizens, according to a study by the UW Health Promotion Research Center. (Full Story)

Above, social worker Carl Kaiser, left, meets with Chuck Lazenby. Lazenby is one of the seniors who took part in a year-long study aimed at treating seniors with depression.

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Reyes named chief of transplantation in Department of Surgery

Jorge D. Reyes, director of Pediatric Liver and Intestine Transplantation at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, will join the UW School of Medicine faculty in July. (Full Story)

TV viewing early in life may lead to attention problems later

Watching television early in life can lead to attention problems in children, according to a study by a pediatric researcher at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center. (Full Story)

Science in Medicine Lecture slated for April 15; Things Your Mother Never Taught You scheduled for April 14

Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, a leading cell scientist and head of the Section on Organelle Biology, part of the Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch at the National Institute of Child Health and Development, will give the next Science in Medicine Lecture. (Full Story)

NCCAM holding alternative medicine forum in Seattle April 19

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health, is holding a meeting in Seattle to solicit input for its future plans in alternative medicine research and other areas.

NCCAM is inviting input in drafting its five-year strategic plan for research, training, outreach, and integration of complementary and alternative medicine. All interested parties are invited to attend the NCCAM Strategic Planning Stakeholder Forum, from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday, April 19, in the Elliot Bay Room at the Westin Seattle, 1900 Fifth Ave.

For more information, contact Amy Lange at 202-745-5116,

Information about the forum is also available at