UW News

February 1, 2007

February features array of lectures by UW Medicine leaders and health care experts

Dean Paul Ramsey presents State of UW Medicine address Feb. 5

Dr. Paul Ramsey, the administrative leader of UW Medicine, will talk about current and future challenges and opportunities for UW Medicine. His address, UW Medicine: 2007 and Beyond, takes place Monday, Feb. 5, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Hogness Auditorium, Health Sciences Building. A reception will follow. Ramsey is chief executive officer of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs, and dean of the School of Medicine. His address will be webcast by UWTV. To view, visit http://www.uwtv.org/programs/displayevent.aspx?rID=8971&fID=497.  For more information about the address, contact Vee White at 206-543-8319 or veewhite@u.washington.edu.

UW Medicine kicks off 7th annual Mini-Med School Feb. 6

The annual six-week lecture series is designed to give the general public a glimpse into the world of UW Medicine. Courses feature lectures on some of today’s most leading-edge health topics by leading UW researchers and health care practitioners. Topics include medical professionalism, chronic kidney disease, brain circuits, limb preservation and loss, public health, and innovations and discoveries in medicine. Lectures take place Tuesdays, from 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 6 through March 13, in Hogness Auditorium. Health Sciences Building. For more information and to register, visit http://www.uwmedicine.org/Global/NewsandEvents/minimed/  or call 206-685-9420.

Kimball takes on pandemics in the Pacific Feb. 7 at Seattle Central Library

Ann Marie Kimball will discuss the impact of the transit of people, products, and disease across the Pacific Ocean at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. Her lecture, Pandemic Pandemonium in the Pacific, is part of UW Medicine’s medical series at the Seattle Public Library’s Microsoft Auditorium, 1000 Fourth Ave. Kimball is professor of epidemiology and health services at the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine, and director of the APEC Asia Pacific Emerging Infections Network. For more information, contact www.spl.org.

UW hosts international health conference Feb. 16 — 18

UW faculty and students will play a big role as the campus hosts the Fifth Annual Western Regional International Health Conference, scheduled for President’s Day weekend, Feb. 16-18. The theme for the event is Global Health through Different Lenses: Reflections, Perspectives, and Visions for the Future. Speakers during the three-day event include Helene Gayle, president and CEO of CARE USA; Jim Yong Kim, chair of the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Judith Wasserheit, professor and vice chair of the UW Department of Global Health, Lawrence Corey, professor of medicine and principal investigator of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.Registration for the conference is still open; students and medical residents can register for $35, and all others for $70. For more information about the conference or to register online, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/pspgh/lecsem/conf07_index.php.