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Volume 9, Number 4Space holderJanuary 28, 2005

Research suggests brain plays major role in diabetes

Photo of Michael Schwartz

Recent research findings have spurred interest in the brain's role in metabolic disease. Michael Schwartz, professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, discussed those findings as co-author of a viewpoint article in a special section on diabetes in the Jan. 21 issue of Science. (Full Story)

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Zinner works to clear up Tourette's misconceptions

UW pediatrician Samuel Zinner has been educating the public and professionals about Tourette's syndrome through reports in Contemporary Pediatrics and his "Ask the Doctor" column in the local Tourette's organization newsletter. (Full Story)

UW Mini-Medical School starts Feb. 8

UW Medicine's 2005 Mini-Medical School, a six-part series of lectures and demonstrations designed to teach a lay audience about medical science, patient care and cutting-edge research, is open to the UW community and the public. (Full Story)

Treuman Katz retires after 26 years as head of Children's Hospital

Treuman Katz, president and CEO of Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, is retiring after 26 years as the head of the hospital. (Full Story)