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Volume 8, Number 35Space holderSeptember 3, 2004


NCI awards grant to study variability in mammography

mammography film

Joann Elmore, associate professor of medicine, has received a $3.6 million, multi-center, five-year National Cancer Institute grant to study variability in mammography screenings. (Full Story)

The above mammogram was shown to 10 different radiologists blinded to each other's interpetations. Three out of the 10 interpreted it as being normal. Only one said it was suggestive of cancer. The arrows were not on the films when shown to the radiologists but are shown here to indicate an area that some radiologists wondered about.


Group to research implications of genomics in underserved populations

The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has awarded the UW a $4.7 million grant to research the implications of genomics in medically underserved populations. (Full Story)

UW alumnus Jay Rubinstein named director of Bloedel Center

Jay Rubinstein has been named director of the Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center. (Full Story)

Pediatric dentistry residents will train in Yakima County

The UW pediatric dentistry residency program is expanding its curriculum by adding a residency track in Yakima County. (Full Story)

Carlos Pellegrini re-elected chair of Digestive Disease Council

Carlos Pellegrini, the Henry N. Harkins professor and chair of surgery, has been re-elected chair of the Digestive Disease Council. (Full Story)