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October 6, 2006

David Auth named 2006 Inventor of the Year

David Auth, former University of Washington professor of electrical engineering, has been awarded the 2006 Inventor of the Year Award.


September 18, 2006

University of Washington awarded $6.8 million to improve workplace health and safety in agriculture

The Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center has received a new five-year, $6.


August 18, 2006

UW Medical Center recertified as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence for the fourth time

University of Washington Medical Center has been recertified as a “Magnet Nursing Services Organization” by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for its excellence in nursing practice and patient care.


July 7, 2006

UW Medical Center ranked in top 10 among nation’s best hospitals for fourth consecutive year

For the fourth consecutive year, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) ranks among the top 10 hospitals in the nation.


June 1, 2006

Tour new UW Regional Heart Center June 13

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center will have a public open house at UW Medical Center on Tuesday, June 13, from 4 to 7 p.


May 30, 2006

Public invited to tour UW Regional Heart Center June 13

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center will have a public open house at UW Medical Center on Tuesday, June 13, from 4 to 7 p.


May 18, 2006

UW employee is Ms. Wheelchair Washington, raising awareness about people with disabilities

Tammy Wilber has a sash and a crown, and all the usual trappings of a winner of a statewide pageant.


April 7, 2006

UW Health Sciences Open House will demonstrate the latest in research and technology April 28 and 29

More than 65 exhibitors will demonstrate the latest in research and technology in health sciences and medicine at the 31st University of Washington Health Sciences Open House from 9 a.


April 6, 2006

New model predicts heart disease survival

A new model developed at the UW provides an accurate estimate of one-, two-, and three-year survival rates and average years of survival for patients with heart failure.


Anatomia Corporum Humanorum: Rare 1739 volume donated

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March 13, 2006

Seattle Heart Failure Model is able to accurately predict survival rates for patients with heart failure

A new model developed at the University of Washington provides an accurate estimate of one-, two-, and three-year survival rates and average years of survival for patients with heart failure.


February 16, 2006

New PET/CT scanner a national first

UW Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to install a new-generation PET/CT imaging system designed to help physicians detect, diagnose and monitor treatment of cancer and other diseases, including heart disease and neurological disease, more accurately and earlier in the disease process.


Face it: Electrical ‘facial stimulators’ don’t really work

Devices sold over the counter to consumers as facial stimulators, claiming to produce results similar to those of a traditional face-lift, provide little, if any improvement to aging skin, according to a new study conducted at UW Medical Center’s Cosmetic Surgery Center and published in the January/February issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.


February 2, 2006

Lowly worm a ‘perfect organism’ for genetic study

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Off and running: UWMC becomes title sponsor of 2006 Seattle Marathon

UW Medical Center has become the title sponsor for the 2006 Seattle Marathon, and has designated proceeds to benefit the Living Legacy Foundation, which builds community awareness of organ and tissue donation in the Pacific Northwest.


January 13, 2006

UW Medical Center first in nation to install next-generation PET/CT scanner

UW Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to install a new-generation PET/CT imaging system designed to help physicians detect, diagnose and monitor treatment of cancer and other diseases, including heart disease and neurological disease, more accurately and earlier in the disease process.


December 1, 2005

Exhibit shows medical world of Lewis & Clark

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Past UW top cop helps battle Parkinson’s with DVD for fellow patients

When Mike Shanahan was diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson’s disease in 1993, he didn’t say anything about it to most of his co-workers in the UW Police Department that he had led as chief for more than 20 years.


November 23, 2005

UW Medical Center becomes title sponsor for 2006 Seattle Marathon

UW Medical Center has become the title sponsor for the 2006 Seattle Marathon.


October 27, 2005

UWMC wins Governor’s Award

UW Medical Center is a recipient of the 2005 Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention & Sustainable Practices, the state’s highest honor for taking care of the environment while doing business in Washington.


September 29, 2005

UW, HMC talents respond to Hurricane Katrina

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UW Medical Center wins Quality Award

UW Medical Center was recently honored in a ceremony in Olympia as a recipient of the Washington State Quality Award (WSQA).


July 21, 2005

UWMC ranks in Top 10 for third year running

For the third consecutive year, UW Medical Center (UWMC) ranks among the top 10 hospitals in the nation.


Just lip service: Lip-plumping products don’t work, study says

Products sold over the counter to consumers as lip enhancers, with the promise of fuller lips, don’t live up to their claims, according to a new study conducted at the UW Medical Center’s Cosmetic Surgery Center and published in the May/June issue of the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.


July 8, 2005

UW Medical Center again ranked ninth among nation’s Best Hospitals

For the third consecutive year, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) ranks among the top 10 hospitals in the nation.


June 23, 2005

New-generation scanner ‘sees’ 64 slices

UW Medical Center this spring completed the first installation in the western United States of a next-generation volume computed tomography (VCT) scanner.


June 2, 2005

New cardiology clinic opens at Alderwood

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center opened its Alderwood cardiology clinic to patients Monday, May 16.


April 6, 2005

UW Medical Center installs first volume CT scanner in the western United States

UW Medical Center has completed the first installation in the western United States of a next-generation volume computed tomography (VCT) scanner.


March 10, 2005

Recycling system saves millions of gallons at Consolidated Laundry

The UW Consolidated Laundry in Seattle’s Rainier Valley has installed a water recycling system that is expected to conserve approximately 18 million gallons a year.


February 24, 2005

UW Consolidated Laundry installs state-of-the-art water recycling system

The University of Washington Consolidated Laundry in Seattle’s Rainier Valley has installed a water recycling system that is expected to conserve approximately 18 million gallons a year.


February 10, 2005

UW Medicine joins national safety campaign

UW Medical Center (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the two hospitals of UW Medicine, are joining a national campaign to continue to improve patient safety.


February 2, 2005

UW Medicine joins national campaign to ensure patient safety in hospitals

UW Medical Center (UWMC) and Harborview Medical Center (HMC), the two hospitals of UW Medicine, are joining a national campaign to continue to improve patient safety.


November 4, 2004

New type of radioactive seeds used to treat prostate cancer

In the first significant advancement in brachytherapy in more than 15 years, physicians at UW Medical Center last week implanted for the first time in the world a new type of radioactive seeds in a prostate cancer patient.


October 26, 2004

UW Medical Center to implant first-ever Cs-131 brachytherapy seeds to treat prostate cancer

In the first significant advancement in brachytherapy in more than 15 years, physicians at UW Medical Center have today (Oct.


July 8, 2004

UW Medical Center moves up to ninth in U.S.News rankings

UW Medical Center has moved up one place in its ranking among the premier hospitals in the country, according to U.


July 2, 2004

UW Medical Center ranked ninth among nation’s Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center has moved up one place in its ranking among the premier hospitals in the country, according to U.S.News & World Report.


June 22, 2004

USDA study to address obesity and poverty

The major trends in the American diet can be described as more calories, more refined grains, more added sugars, and more added fats. The reasons behind these trends are largely economic, says Dr. Adam Drewnowski, director of the Nutritional Sciences Program in the UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine


May 6, 2004

Development of the retina:Anita Hendrickson to present Distinguished Scientist Lecture

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January 22, 2004

Riding in rain, and not in limousines

Neither rain, sleet or snow are deterring more than 700 faculty and staff from taking part in a campus-wide bicycle challenge event this month.


September 10, 2003

UW Medical Center to give public a preview of new Surgery Pavilion

University of Washington Medical Center will offer the public a preview of its new Surgery Pavilion during a pair of open houses Sept. 19 and 20.



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