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Volume 8, Number 16Space holderApril 23, 2004

Researchers find gene mutation linked to motor neuron disease

Bennett, Chance and
Researchers at the UW and elsewhere have found a genetic mutation linked to an inherited form of juvenile-onset motor neuron disease. (Full Story)

From left, members of the team that worked to find the gene mutation: Craig Bennett, Phillip Chance, and Ying Zhang Chen.

Photo by Ryan Lyse

Diabetes association recognizes Hirsch for clinical care

Irl Hirsch, the Diabetes Treatment and Teaching Endowed Professor and professor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition, will be recognized this summer by the American Diabetes Association for his clinical care in diabetes. (Full Story)

UW hosting clinical research conference April 30

The School of Medicine will host its annual one-day clinical research conference at the HUB on the UW campus, Friday, April 30. (Full Story)

Norris elected president of family practice board

Thomas Norris, associate dean of the School of Medicine and executive director of the UW Physicians Network, has been elected president of the American Board of Family Practice. (Full Story)

Things Your Mother Never Taught You lecture at Harborview April 29

The latest presentation in the Things Your Mother Never Taught You series will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Friday, April 29, in the auditorium of the Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building.

Susan Wray, director of industry relations, and Michael Corn, director of regulatory guidance, will lead the program. They will discuss faculty consulting, outside employment, and conflict of interest.

The presenters will cover the rules for consulting and outside employment, discuss how the UW fosters collaborations with industry, and will field questions about engaging in consulting and start-up business formation. The program is free and open to everyone. It is sponsored by the School of Medicine Office of Industry Relations.