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Volume 8, Number 19Space holderMay 14, 2004

Team approach can lessen impact of trauma, study finds

Collaborative care that combines medication and psychotherapy can reduce the rate of alcohol abuse by trauma survivors and prevent them from developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to researchers at Harborview Medical Center. (Full Story)

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Five faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Five UW faculty members, including three in the School of Medicine, were elected last month as fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the highest honors for scholars in the United States. (Full Story)

WWAMI physicians honored for teaching UW medical students

Five physicians in the Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho area have been named winners of the 2004 WWAMI Excellence in Teaching Awards. (Full Story)

Genome sciences symposium to honor Motulsky's work

Leading researchers from around the United States will discuss advances in medical genetics and the work of Arno Motulsky, professor of medicine and genome sciences, at the annual Department of Genome Sciences symposium on May 19. (Full Story)

Hendrickson giving Distinguished Science in Medicine Lecture May 20

Anita Hendrickson, professor of biological structure and ophthalmology, will discuss the development of the retina in this year's Science In Medicine Distinguished Scientist Lecture. (Full Story)

Microbiologist will discuss think tank careers May 19

The next presentation in the Biosciences Career Seminar series will cover careers with think tanks. Michele Garfinkel, a researcher at the Center for the Advancement of Genomics and a UW graduate, will give the presentation at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 19 in room T-639 in the Health Sciences Center. The program is free and open to all.

After getting her Ph.D. in microbiology from the UW in 1993, Garfinkel worked in the lab of Michael Katze, professor of microbiology at the UW. She was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Center for the Advancement of Genomics is a nonprofit policy center in Rockville, Md. aimed at boosting public knowledge of science.

For more information about the Biosciences Career Seminar series, contact Vee White at 206-543-8391,