Harborview program teams with FBI to help victims of bank robberies

By Ellen Liang

March 21, 2000

With as many as 30 bank robberies occurring in Washington state every month, the psychological effects on tellers can be devastating. To help them cope, the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress (HCSATS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began the Bank Personnel Group in early 1999, the first program of its kind in the nation.

New government funding for Harborview crash research

By Ellen Liang

November 22, 1999

For decades, motor vehicle safety standards have been based on the results of tests with crash dummies. Now research being conducted at Harborview Medical Center that involves real crash victims may help to save lives and reduce injury.

Alcohol counseling for trauma patients halves risk of reinjury

By Ellen Liang

November 12, 1999

Routine counseling in trauma centers for those injured due to alcohol abuse can significantly reduce further excessive drinking and prevent future injuries, according to a study at Harborview Medical Center, published in the November issue of Annals of Surgery.

New grant for UW chronic fatigue syndrome study

By Ellen Liang

The University of Washington (UW) Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Cooperative Research Center, based at Harborview Medical Center, has received funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to examine familial predisposition to the illness.

Study tests vitamins in recovery from trauma

By Ellen Liang

September 16, 1999

Can vitamin supplements help critically ill patients recover from their injuries? A collaborative study by Harborview surgeons and dietitians is evaluating the efficacy of anti-oxidant vitamin supplementation in intensive care unit (ICU) patients at Harborview.

Teens with AIDS helped by new program

By Ellen Liang

New clinical research on teenagers with AIDS not only examines how quickly their immune systems recover with combination therapy, but also gives many of them the opportunity to obtain the latest treatment.

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