Engineering Professor Yongmin
Kim became chair of the UW's bioengineering
department, a joint unit of the School of Medicine and College of Engineering,
on March 1. A prolific developer of new technologies for medical imaging
and other applications, Kim came to the UW in 1982. He later founded the
UW Image Computing Systems Laboratory.
The Center for Bioengineering is ranked among the best departments in its
field by the National Research Council.
Bioengineering Chair Yongmin Kim
Ten UW professors were among 283 U.S. faculty named as fellows of the
American Association for the Advancement
of Science last winter. The 10 were honored for their "efforts
toward advancing science" by the world's largest federation of scientists.
They include Pathology Professor Charles
Alpers, Sociology Professor Charles
Hirschman, Provost (and Bioengineering Professor) Lee
Huntsman, Zoology Professor Joel
Kingsolver, Biochemistry Professor Rachel
Klevit, Law Professor Anna
Mastroianni, Chemistry Professor James
Mayer, Geological Science Professor Stephen
Porter, Pharmacy Professor Kenneth
Thummel and Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysics Professor Stephen
Zoology Professor Emeritus Aubrey Gorbman received a Presidential
Award in Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring at
a White House ceremony last September.
The University of Washington was ranked eighth nationally in a
study of how many times science and social science faculty publications
are cited in major journals. The newsletter Science Watch conducted
a study of citations in 21 fields made from 1993 to 1997. The UW is in good
company; the top seven institutions were Harvard, Stanford, CalTech,
Yale, Michigan, MIT and Cal-Berkeley.