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Former Neurosurgery Chair Resigns, Pleads Guilty in Billing Probe
Former UW Neurosurgery Chair H. Richard Winn resigned from the University July 16 and pleaded guilty to one count of obstruction of justice, the first legal settlement in a two-year probe of Medicare and Medicaid billing practices at the UW Academic Medical Center and affiliated medical groups.
Genetic First May Lead to Diabetes Cure
Discovery of a gene that plays a major role in type 1 diabetes in rats and is present in nearly identical form in humans might shed light on the little understood processes of the thymus, a vital part of the body's immune system, a research team including University of Washington scientists announced.
Dawgs Fight Cougs and Ducks for Pac-10 Dominance
Armed with an experienced offense, the Washington Huskies figure to fight it out with Oregon and Washington State in the 2002 Pac-10 football race for the prized berth in the Rose Bowl.
Scholarships Crucial to Recruiting, Retaining Diverse Students
In spring 2001 Sarah Kresse, a high school senior with a 3.98 GPA, had her choice of colleges to attend in the fall. One day the Sunnyside native got a letter saying she had been selected to receive a four-year scholarship to cover tuition, room and board, and living expenses at the University of Washington through the Costco Scholarship Fund.
Law School Admissions Legal, Judge Rules in 'Reverse Discrimination' Lawsuit
U.S. District Judge Thomas Zilly ruled June 5 that the University of Washington School of Law did not break any laws in a highly publicized "reverse discrimination" lawsuit involving three white students who were denied admission during the 1990s.
Son of Chinese Immigrants Is Top Grad
Roy Chan, '02, a comparative literature/Russian language and literature major earned a 3.98 GPA in his four years at the UW. For his academic achievements, he was named the 2002 President's Medallist.
Brotman Awards Honor Education Efforts
Two UW units, the Business Educational Opportunity Program and the Student Outreach Ambassador Program, received the 2002 Brotman Diversity Award June 13 in recognition of their campus contributions to education and diversity.
Pioneering Scientist to Head Genetics at UW
One of the world's most notable genome scientists, Robert H. Waterston, will become chair of the new Department of Genome Sciences at the UW School of Medicine, President Richard L. McCormick announced July 9. He will also hold the William Gates III Endowed Chair in Biomedical Sciences when he arrives at the UW in January.

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