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Volume 8, Number 18Space holderMay 7, 2004

UWMC abdominal transplant programs performing very well

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The abdominal transplant programs at UW Medical Center performed very well in many areas during 2003, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients, which compares programs across the nation. (Full Story)

Illustration by Blayne Vixie

Cummings receives Presidential Early Career Award

David Cummings, a physician and obesity researcher at the UW, has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. (Full Story)

Krebs, Bodemer Lectures scheduled for Tuesday, May 11

The annual Edwin G. Krebs Lecture in Molecular Pharmacology and the annual Charles W. Bodemer Lecture in Medical History and Ethics will both be held Tuesday, May 11. (Full Story)

Mankowski becomes director of News and Community Relations

Tina Mankowski is the new director of UW Medicine/Health Sciences News and Community Relations. (Full Story)

Structural Biology researchers gather at UW for symposium

Experts in biomedical research from around the world will gather at the UW this month for the second annual Frontiers in Biomedical Symposium.

The event, Frontiers in Structural Biology, will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, May 14, in Hogness Auditorium, Room A-420 of the UW Health Sciences Center. The symposium is organized by the Department of Biochemistry and is sponsored by the School of Medicine's Office of Research and Graduate Education and the Office of the Dean.

Presenters from several institutions around the world will speak on topics including protein structure prediction, cryoelectron microscopy, electron tomography, and structural genomics. David Baker, associate professor of biochemistry at the UW and investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will give a presentation at the event.

The symposium is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. For more information, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319, or visit