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April 21, 2005

Magnuson scholars work on projects; next scholars

Six graduate students, one from each health sciences school, are working on projects as Magnuson Scholars for the 2004-2005 academic year.

March 10, 2005

Professorship honors Wayne Crill


Scientist from one of top prion labs will explain ‘amazing’ biology

Prions, which have been identified as the causative agent in mad-cow disease, Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease and scrapie, a disease of sheep and goats, were identified, named and characterized by Dr.

February 24, 2005

815 Mercer opens: UW community invited to attend Open House

The UW community is invited to see the new laboratories, offices and auditorium in the renovated building at 815 Mercer St.

February 10, 2005

How genomes make proteomes

“What we’re really doing,” says Dr.

January 27, 2005

Global health conference on campus next month


January 13, 2005

Symposium to cover research on particulate matter pollution

Recent research on air pollution caused by particulate matter from combustion sources such as woodsmoke, agricultural burning and diesel exhaust will be presented at a one-day symposium this month.

January 6, 2005

MLK tributes planned at Harborview, Health Sciences Building

Two programs honoring the legacy of Dr.

December 2, 2004

Complex genetics of collagen disorders


New lecture series honors Biochemistry Department’s Milton Gordon


Stamatoyannopoulos appointed to Motulsky professorship


November 18, 2004

New Global Health Department proposed

Plans to create a new UW Department of Global Health, with shared governance between the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, were announced last week in a memo from Dr.

Neuroscience for Kids site among Scientific American’s top 50

Neuroscience for Kids, a Web site established and maintained by Dr.

November 4, 2004

Investigating cholesterol oxidation and artery disease

Some functions of the human body that worked effectively for survival when people had short life spans, living only long enough to reproduce and raise their young, may have long-term consequences that catch up with us as we live longer lives.

October 7, 2004

New Neurogenetics Center introduces itself with Oct. 11 symposium open to all

Former Washington Governor Booth Gardner will be at the Health Sciences Center on Monday, Oct.

August 19, 2004

Polyglutamine repeat diseases destroy neurons

In just a little over a decade, researchers have been able to identify mutations causing several hereditary neurodegenerative diseases, those that damage motor neurons, and in the process have shed considerable light on the mechanisms at work in more common conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease.

August 5, 2004

Pharmacy-based research center focuses on drug transport in pregnancy


July 22, 2004

Pilot project will develop ‘core competencies’ clinical exam for health care students

Projects geared toward improving patient safety and health care by increasing understanding among health care professionals were the impetus for a newly funded program that will bring together participants from all of the health care disciplines.

May 20, 2004

Gene therapy for the retina


May 6, 2004

Genome Sciences Symposium honors Motulsky

The contributions of Dr.

April 8, 2004

Clinical research conference will cover new rules and informed consent

“Clinical Research: Challenges and Controversies” is the title for the annual one-day conference sponsored by the UW School of Medicine in cooperation with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center.

March 11, 2004

NIH regional workshop coming to Seattle in June

A regional National Institutes of Health (NIH) seminar on program funding and grants, the first of these seminars to be presented in Seattle, will be hosted by the UW School of Medicine’s Research Funding Service in June.

Bioengineering’s Rushmer Lecture brings SRI International president to campus


Bioengineering’s Rushmer Lecture brings SRI International president to campus


Bioengineering’s Rushmer Lecture brings SRI International president to campus


February 26, 2004

Magnuson Scholars and their projects

Six graduate students, one from each health sciences school, are working on projects as Magnuson Scholars for the 2003-2004 academic year.

January 29, 2004

‘Go Red for Women’ luncheon, seminars Feb. 25

The UW Medicine Regional Heart Center is the primary sponsor for the “Go Red for Women” luncheon and seminars planned by the American Heart Association as part of a national campaign to educate women about their risks for heart disease and related conditions.

January 15, 2004

Zebrafish used to study tuberculosis

In some parts of the world, tuberculosis is a growing concern because a form of the disease resistant to many antibiotics is on the rise; in other countries like India, where Dr.

December 4, 2003

Hogness Symposium on Dec. 9 tackles topic of Global Health and Justice

“Global Health and Justice: The Ethics of Access to Care and Protection from Secret Experiments” is the title for the next John R.

October 24, 2003

AIDS in Africa

“AIDS Treatment in Africa: Making It Work” is the title for the next Distinguished Faculty Lecture sponsored by the School of Public Health and Community Medicine.

May 15, 2003

Drusen behind the retina: Most older people have some, but what do they mean?


Catterall selected for Bristol-Myers Squibb Award in neuroscience research


April 3, 2003

What can Americans learn from British medicine?


March 6, 2003

March 12 program explores options for financing new companies

Options for financing newly formed companies will be the topic for the next program in the “Things Your Mother Never Taught You” series sponsored by the School of Medicine’s Office of Industry Relations.

Magnuson Scholars have support for graduate work

Six graduate students, one from each health sciences school, are working on projects as Magnuson Scholars for the 2002-2003 academic year.

February 20, 2003

Environment and disease


February 6, 2003

Training under way to comply with April date for federal HIPAA rules

Training is now taking place at UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and in other units to make sure that UW operations will comply with federally mandated privacy rules slated to go into effect on April 14, 2003.

January 23, 2003

Schilling Surgery Lecture: Mayo Clinic expert to talk about gut transplantation

Transplantation of solid-tissue organs has become fairly common, if not routine, and bone marrow transplants are being improved and tried for many different autoimmune diseases, as well as cancer.

New badges coming for health sciences faculty, staff and students

New badges for staff, faculty and students are coming to the Health Sciences Center, and wearing them when the building is closed to the public will soon be the rule.

December 5, 2002

Easy entry point for grantseekers

“We know that people are waking up at 2 a.

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