UW Today

June 18, 2014

Health Sciences News Digest

UW Health Sciences/UW Medicine

Recent news from the UW Health Sciences and UW Medicine

New center to design therapies for muscular dystrophy

A newly established research center hopes to bring promising lab results into therapeutic trials for muscular dystrophy. Studies by one of the centerʼs co-directors have shown that gene therapy can eliminate Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice models. Read more.

Accountable care network launches; Boeing signs on

UW Medicine has formed an accountable care network with other healthcare organizations in Puget Sound and will offer services to certain employees of Boeing starting in January 2015.  Read more.

Are the ACA-inspired networks of healthcare sustainable?

A Q&A with a health systems policy expert offers initial impressions of narrower networks and weighs their potential to gain acceptance among healthcare providers and consumers alike. Read more.