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Volume 9, Number 11Space holderMarch 18, 2005

UW group donates medical books to Iraqi medical colleges

Photo of Ian Maki and books.
UW health sciences faculty and students have donated more than 1,400 current medical books to the University of Basra and other Iraqi medical colleges. (Full Story)

Above, Ian Maki, program operations manager for Health Services, surrounded by boxes of books collected from the UW health sciences book drives to send to medical colleges in Iraq.

Image courtesy of Amy Hagopian

George Stamatoyannopolous steps down as head of Division of Medical Genetics

George Stamatoyannopoulos, the Arno G. Motulsky Endowed Professor of Medicine, has resigned as head of the Division of Medical Genetics in the Department of Medicine, effective March 11. (Full Story)

WSU Prion Disease expert to speak at UW on March 24

Don Knowles, an expert on persistent infections in domestic animals, has been named the 2005 WWAMI Science in Medicine Lecturer. (Full Story)

Macintosh Computer pioneer funds Wayne Crill Professorship

Wayne Crill, professor and former chair of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics and also professor of neurology, has been honored with the establishment of the Wayne Crill Endowed Professorship. (Full Story)

Study finds school-based smoking prevention programs ineffective

There is little evidence that junior high and high school smoking prevention programs reduce the prevalence of smoking in youth, according to a study in the March issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health. (Full Story)