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Volume 8, Number 44Space holderNovember 5, 2004

Pediatric residents Parmi Suchdev and Ellie Click win AAP Child Advocacy Award

Photo of Parmi Suchdev with children

For their work providing public health interventions and medical assistance in El Salvador, UW researchers Parmi Suchdev and Ellie Click have received the Anne E. Dyson Child Advocacy Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics Resident Section.
(Full Story)

Above, pediatrics resident Parmi Suchdev, center, worked with rural residents in El Salvador to improve public health in their community.

Photo courtesy of Parmi Suchdev

WWAMI rural health research center re-funded for four years

The WWAMI Rural Health Research Center has been re-funded for an additional four years by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy. (Full Story)

David Baker wins Foresight Institute Prize in Nanotechnology

David Baker, associate professor of biochemistry, has been awarded a Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology. (Full Story)

Implanted defibrillators end seasonal sudden-death increase

The seasonal increase in cardiac mortality during the winter months is due to sudden cardiac death, according to a UW study published in the October edition of the Heart Rhythm Society's journal, Heart Rhythm. (Full Story)

AIDS/STD research symposium to be held at Harborview Nov. 19

The UW Center for AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (CFAR) is co-sponsoring a one-day conference on AIDS and STD research on Friday, Nov. 19. The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the auditorium at Harborview Medical Center's Research and Training Building, 300 9th Ave., Seattle.

The conference will feature presentations by recipients of CFAR New Investigator Awards. STD researcher Thomas Quinn, professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will give the keynote speech. Quinn will also moderate a panel discussion on the best approaches to global HIV and STD control.

For more information or a full agenda, contact Susan Mello at