UW Today

January 22, 2009

Mini-Medical School begins Feb. 3

UW Medicine’s Mini-Medical School, a six-session evening program offered each year at the UW, will begin on Feb.

Enthusiastic audiences attend Martin Luther King Jr. tributes

Programs at Harborview Medical Center on Jan.

October 16, 2008

Health Science G&H Wing renovation completed

All of the corridors are open, the courtyard between Pacific Street and the I wing is being replanted, and finishing touches will make the labs and offices ready for move-in by the end of the month.

May 29, 2008

Krebs Lecture to mark birthday and new pharmacology professorship

The School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology will present the 21st Annual Edwin G.

April 24, 2008

Construction workers take science breaks

“I’ll be in rooms H-204 and H-210,” said Assistant Professor Jane Sullivan with a smile, “so those are really important rooms to work on.

February 14, 2008

Neurobiology & Behavior students reach out

& George Martinez
Graduate School

Hirofumi Watari, known as Hiro, noted that it was his fellow graduate student Jonathan Ting, now a post-doc at Duke, who saw the potential of forming an outreach organization of graduate students in the Neurobiology & Behavior Program, one of 13 interdisciplinary programs administered by the Graduate School.

November 1, 2007

Amazon rainforest is site for continuing education program

A lodge in the Amazon rainforest will be the unusual location for a continuing education program next March sponsored by the UW Schools of Pharmacy, Medicine and Nursing.

October 25, 2007

UW dermatologists ‘zap’ unwanted skin art

If you are determined to get a tattoo, Dr.

August 16, 2007

Research group helps protect artistic vision

Artists have vision, creativity, often a unique world view, and the courage to pursue their work in a society that isn’t always supportive.

August 2, 2007

Demolition of Health Sciences Building’s G&H wings in progress

Before work on new systems and interiors can begin, the old ones have to be demolished.

May 31, 2007

2007-08 Magnuson Scholars announced: Current scholars at work on array of projects

Six graduate students, one from each UW health sciences school, have been named as Magnuson Scholars for the 2007-08 academic year.

May 24, 2007

Gloyd Lecture: Global perspectives on health promotion June 1


March 8, 2007

Major renovation of G & H wings to begin

At the end of April, a major renovation project for the G wing and the older section of the H wing will begin in the Health Sciences Building.

February 1, 2007

Health Information Resource Center available for all

UW Medical Center’s Health Information Resource Center, which opened last fall, fills many needs.

January 11, 2007

Teaching in China is her vacation

Denise Anderson’s adventure as a volunteer English teacher in a small village in China’s central Shaanxi Province began when her husband, who was working on a remodeling project, decided he should stay home during their usual September vacation break.

December 7, 2006

The art in science

Although there’s often a gulf of perception between the worlds of art and science, many artists use science for their creations and some scientists find art in their work.

November 30, 2006

A conversation with Dean Sidney Nelson of the School of Pharmacy

Q: You’ve been dean of pharmacy for several years now.

June 1, 2006

Bloedel professorship goes to Frances Lewis


Gene and Cell Therapy Core Laboratory seeks new challenges

“In a broad sense,” says Dr.

May 18, 2006

Learning from flies and worms: Genome Sciencs Symposium will consider ‘model’ organisms

Some of the world’s leading researchers working with the genetics of model organisms, such as yeast, roundworms, fruit flies, fish and mice, will be at the UW next week to take part in the 5th annual daylong Genome Sciences Symposium.

Stem cell researcher to speak May 25

The UW’s newly formed Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine will hold its first public event next week when Dr.

Top Parkinson’s expert Dawson to speak on defective genes May 22


May 4, 2006

NIH director to visit campus May 8


Krebs Lecture: On breast cancer’s beginnings

Somewhat like an investigator trying to reconstruct the scene of a crime in order to find out exactly what happened, Dr.

April 20, 2006

When patients are famous

There are two kinds of celebrity patients: those who are well-known before they become sick and those who become celebrities because of their illness or how it is treated.

Magnuson Scholars at work

Six graduate students, one from each health sciences school, have been named as Magnuson Scholars for the 2006-2007 academic year.

April 6, 2006

Speaker Kenyon discovered hormones that control aging


March 2, 2006

Of jellyfish and ‘jumping green genes’

The green fluorescent protein that some jellyfish have developed to light themselves up has proven useful for scientists, too.

Bringing a medical perspective to Ph.D. programs

The UW is one of 13 institutions around the country that have won grants from a new program at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) aimed at introducing Ph.

February 16, 2006

Former President Carter to speak at building dedication

Former President Jimmy Carter will be on campus Wednesday, March 8, to give the keynote address at the dedication of the new building at the corner of Pacific Ave.

February 2, 2006

Rieke to receive 2006 NAS award

The National Academy of Sciences has announced that Dr.

Clinical research compliance is topic of talk

Clinical research, or research with human subjects, and the systems that support it at the UW, the School of Medicine and affiliated medical centers will be the topic for a presentation from 4:30 to 5:30 p.

December 1, 2005

Seeking to understand adult stem cells

Less than a decade ago, researchers were able to confirm the existence of adult stem cells hiding out in the central nervous system, and ever since people have been trying to figure out how these cells could be activated to repair spinal cord injuries or even to cure neurodegenerative diseases.

October 27, 2005

Bit of good luck aids helpful twin registry

It started as a classic bad day.

September 29, 2005

A labor of love: Family supports muscular dystrophy research

About two years ago, Brian Colella, who is now 18 and beginning his freshman year at the University of Wisconsin, was diagnosed with facio-scalpulo-humeral (FSH) muscular dystrophy.

August 18, 2005

Slattery returns to UW as vice dean of medical school


August 4, 2005

Two among ‘top minorities in science’ for 2005

Polly Olsen, director of the School of Medicine’s Native American Center of Excellence, and Dr.

June 23, 2005

UW Medical Center begins remodel project

Construction barriers are going up this week in preparation for the year-long project to remodel the main UW Medical Center lobby and clinic areas on the third floor.

June 2, 2005

After-hours security changes coming for Health Sciences Building

A number of changes to after-hours access in the Health Sciences Building are slated for late June and July, all related to overall security improvements in the building.

May 5, 2005

Roger Perlmutter returns to give Krebs Lecture on drug discovery


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