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Volume 9, Number 22Space holderJune 3, 2005

UW researchers identify genetic link to warfarin response

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UW researchers have discovered that a person's genetic makeup influences how individuals respond to a common anticoagulant called warfarin.

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UW group studies virus found in kidney transplant patients

UW researchers will soon begin running the first randomized control clinical trial of a drug to treat BK virus nephropathy. (Full Story)

Kraft is first holder of Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis

George Kraft, professor of rehabilitation medicine, has been selected the first holder the Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Professorship in Multiple Sclerosis. (Full Story)

American Association of Neurological Surgeons honors Harborview neurosurgeon Gavin Britz

Gavin Britz, assistant professor of neurological surgery, has won the 2005 American Association of Neurological Surgeons Young Clinician Investigator Award. (Full Story)

Y. Ki Shin named internist of the year

Y. Ki Shin, a clinical assistant professor of medicine who practices and teaches medical students in Montesano, Wash., has received the Washington Chapter of the American College of Physicians' Internist of the Year Award. (Full Story)

56th class graduates from UW Medical School on June 4

UW School of Medicine Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Hippocratic Oath Ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 4, in the Bank of America Arena at the Hec Edmundson Pavilion on the UW campus. (Full Story)