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Volume 9, Number 3Space holderJanuary 21, 2005

Over-expressing gene in Parkinson's fruit fly model rescues neurons

Photo of Pallanck

Over-expressing a particular gene in a fruit fly model for Parkinson's disease rescues dopamine-producing neurons that normally die off because of the disease. (Full Story)

Above, Leo Pallanck with a bottle of fruit fly stock

Photo by Gavin Sisk

Safeway gives $200,000 to UW Medicine for breast cancer research

A $200,000 gift from the Seattle Division of Safeway Inc. will help fund breast cancer research at UW Medicine. (Full Story)

VA physician Edward Boyko garners mentoring award

Edward Boyko, professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine, has won the UW Medicine/Center of Excellence in Women's Health Award for Outstanding Mentorship. (Full Story)

Philip Chen to serve as acting chair of ophthalmology

Philip Chen, associate professor of ophthalmology and chief of ophthalmology at UW Medical Center, has been named acting chair of the Department of Ophthalmology. (Full Story)

Eric Stern and Leighton Chan recognized for continuing medical education

Eric Stern, professor of radiology and medicine, and Leighton Chan, associate professor of rehabilitation medicine, have won the 2004 Outstanding Continuing Medical Education (CME) Awards. (Full Story)