UW Today

November 26, 2013

MyHeartMapSeattle scavenger hunters report over 2,000 defibrillators

Unpacked AED

A city-wide contest to locate as many of Seattle’s automatic external defibrillators, or AEDs, netted far more than expected. The challenge arose from the need to map and monitor these devices, which can save the lives of people suffering an out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest.

May 7, 2013

Spokane physician participates as patient in breast cancer vaccine trial

Dr/ Alisa Hideg tumor vaccine trial

Dr. Alisa Hideg, who teaches UW medical students, is grateful for the chance to move science forward toward a future with more options for other patients.

March 28, 2013

UW Medicine establishes Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases

Dr. Raghu and Dave Sherry

This week UW Medical Center’s pulmonary fibrosis support group celebrated its 25th anniversary and the establishment of the new center.

January 17, 2013

Early signals warn of prolonged sports concussion symptoms

A play from the 2005 Poinsettia Bowl.

Researchers found little correlation between loss of consciousness and duration of concussion symptoms.

January 16, 2013

High school athletes take lead from coaches in reporting concussive symptoms

A high school baseball scoreboard. High school athletes take their cue from coaches in reporting symptoms of concussion.

New laws in many states require school athletes to be taught about concussion, but education alone is ineffective if it does not translate into students reporting possible symptoms.

November 2, 2012

Treating Doris: Health sciences students practice team-based clinical problem solving

A faculty member listens to students ideas as they reconsider a treatment plan for a patient who did not accept their initial recommendations.

A training event prepared 450 health sciences students for interprofessional teamwork and reminded them they aren’t alone in making tough clinical decisions.

October 4, 2012

Misconduct is a major factor in retracted research

A graph depicting retracted research papers.

New UW research shows that 2,047 research papers that have been retracted since 1977, misconduct—blatantly falsified data or data manipulation— was the cause in 41 percent of the cases.

September 20, 2012

Native health researcher bikes for Hopi Cancer Assistance Fund

A woman in ceremonial dress on the Hopi Reservation in Arizona.

Dr. Angela Gonzales will ride from Bellingham, Wash., to Ventura, Calif., to raise funds for Hopi cancer patients.

August 7, 2012

Study to identify best blood transfusion practices for trauma patients

Airlift Northwest flight nurses deliver a patient to a trauma care team at Harborview Medical Center.

UW medical researchers are launching a study to help determine which of the two most common blood product combinations provide the best outcomes for trauma patients who require massive blood transfusions. Dr. Eileen Bulger, UW professor of surgery and chief of trauma at Harborview Medical Center, is the principal investigator for the clinical study. The…