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Volume 8, Number 15Space holderApril 16, 2004

UW Health Sciences Open House scheduled for April 23-24

Students at handwashing exhibit
The UW Health Sciences Center opens its doors to the public the weekend of April 23-24, giving people a chance to learn more about educational and career opportunities in health care, as well as recent advances in clinical care and scientific research. (Full Story)

Above, elementary school students learn the importance of hand washing at a 2002 Open House exhibit.

Photo by Craig Degginger

Visit the Open House Web site

Study examines crash fatalities from police pursuits

Of the approximately 300 people killed each year in the United States from vehicle crashes related to police pursuits, nearly one-third of those are innocent people, according to a study by researchers at the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center. (Full Story)

Book editor to discuss bioscience careers at seminar April 21

An editor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press will be at the UW next week as part of the Biosciences Career Seminar series. (Full Story)

Polluted air can hurt patients with cystic fibrosis

Air pollution has adverse effects on people with cystic fibrosis, according to a study by researchers at the UW. (Full Story)

UW Medicine launches new Web site design

UW Medicine Home Page screen shot
UW Medicine has launched its newly designed Web site. The site is available online at

The site has links for UW Medicine patient care, research, education, and facilities. It also includes links to UW Medicine-related news items.

UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, includes Harborview Medical Center, the University of Washington Medical Center, the University of Washington School of Medicine, UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics, and UW Physicians.

UW Medicine shares in the ownership and governance of the Children's University Medical Group and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.