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Volume 8, Number 45Space holderNovember 12, 2004

Message from Dean Ramsey and Dean Wahl

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Dear Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that the School of Public Health and Community Medicine and the School of Medicine are embarking on a project to create a joint Department of Global Health.
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Surgeon educators call for changes to residency training

Surgical education leaders at the UW and two other leading medical schools have called for improvements to the country's surgery education system. (Full Story)

Martin Farias recognized as role model for minorities

Martin Farias, senior fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, has won a National Alumnus Role Model Award from Minority Access Inc. and the Office of Minority Health in the federal Department of Health and Human Services. (Full Story)

Chavkin to hold newly established Treuer Chair in Pain Research; inaugural lecture scheduled for Nov. 18

Allan Treuer, retired owner of the North Star Ice Equipment Co. and an active philanthropist in the Northwest, has made a major gift to the UW to establish the Allan and Phyllis Treuer Chair in Pain Research. (Full Story)

Heinecke to speak on Lipoprotein Oxidation in Atherogenesis

Jay Heinecke, professor of medicine in the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition and holder of the Karasinski Chair in Metabolic Research, will discuss atherosclerosis this month as part of the Science in Medicine lecture series. He will speak on Lipoprotein Oxidation in Atherogenesis: The Good, the Bad or the Ugly?

The lecture is scheduled for noon on Thursday, Nov. 18, in room T-625 of the Health Sciences Center. The lecture is free and open to all. It will be simulcast at Harborview Medical Center in the Auditorium of the Research and Training Building, as well as at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Building 24, Room 142.

For more information, call the Office of Research and Graduate Education at 206-543-8319 or contact Vee White at