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Grand Rounds

April 24, 2014
8-9am, Health Sciences T625

Dr. Joel Finkelstein

“Estrogen: It’s what makes a real man: Surprising findings from ‘HIM’ and ‘HER’”

Joel Stephen Finkelstein, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Massachusetts General Hospital Bone Density Center


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U.S. News & World Report Rankings
The UW School of Medicine was rated first among U.S. medical schools in the area of primary care in the U.S. News & World Report graduate and professional school rankings for 2015. The UW also took top ratings in both rural medicine and family medicine. The School was ranked tenth in the nation among research medical schools and seventh in medicine specialties internal medicine and geriatrics.

2014 Leaders in Health Care
Congratulations to the Department of Medicine faculty who won 2014 Leaders in Health Care awards from the Seattle Business Magazine.

Dr. Fred Appelbaum, professor (Medical Oncology) received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his career’s work on bone marrow and stem cell transplantation, leadership at Fred Hutch and his role in founding and leading SCCA to become a leader in cancer prevention and care.

Dr. Julie Gralow, professor (Medical Oncology) received the silver award in Achievement in Community Outreach.

In the category of Outstanding Health Care Practitioner, Dr. J. Randall Curtis, professor (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) was the winner and Dr. Elizabeth Loggers, clinical assistant professor (Medical Oncology) received the silver award.

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Dr. Edward Lin, associate professor (Medical Oncology) has been selected by the Gateway scientific board as the recipient of the Cancer Researcher of the Year award.

Dr. Bruce Clurman, professor (Medical Oncology) was named the second recipient of the José Carreras/E. Donnall Thomas Endowed Chair for Cancer Research. The Friends of José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation endowed the chair in 2009 in honor of its former owner Dr. E. Donnall Thomas and Carreras, the famed tenor, who was treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a bone marrow transplant at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in 1987.

The 2014 recipient of the Fialkow award is Dr. Mohamed Sorror, assistant professor (Medical Oncology). The Fialkow Award is awarded annually to recognize the outstanding achievements of junior faculty in medicine in research, teaching, clinical work, and academic citizenship. The award honors the late UW Dean of Medicine and Chair of Medicine Dr. Philip Fialkow and his wife, the late Helen Fialkow. Dr. Sorror will formally receive the award and present his talk at Medicine Grand Rounds in the fall.

Dr. Anna Wald, professor (Allergy and Infectious Diseases), will receive the 2014 Award for Scientific Advancement from the Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) for her outstanding contributions to science.