UW Today

November 13, 1997

First annual “Health of Hanford” conference — scientists gather to report, discuss research findings

The latest research on thyroid disease, wildlife populations, beryllium exposure and Columbia River contamination in the Hanford reach area are among topics to be addressed during a two-day conference Dec. 3 and 4 in Richland, Wash.

October 13, 1997

UW cystic fibrosis researcher receives 928-ton accolade – an oil barge christened in her name

It may well be the “biggest” honor ever bestowed upon a UW researcher: A Seattle-based shipping company will christen its newest vessel, a 25,000-barrel oil barge, the “Bonnie R.” in honor of Dr. Bonnie Ramsey, professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

October 8, 1997

Using one liver to save two lives: University of Washington expands split-liver transplant program

In an effort to make maximum use of a scarce resource, University of Washington Medical Center is now offering split-liver transplants — an effort that could save up to 26 more lives each year.

September 29, 1997

Medicare reimbursement system encourages increased payments to rehabilitation hospitals

The economic incentives of Medicare’s reimbursement system for rehabilitation hospitals encourage millions of dollars in increased payments each year.

September 24, 1997

International meeting to highlight latest developments in liver transplantation

Medical experts from around the world will gather Oct. 15 to 17 in Seattle for a review of state-of-the-art developments in liver transplantation at the Fourth Congress of the International Liver Transplantation Society.

September 23, 1997

Public workshops to help U.S. Department of Energy improve information access

To address the enormous task of declassifying Hanford documents and to improve public access to information, the U.S. Department of Energy is turning to the public for assistance.

September 22, 1997

Will your child become an overweight adult? Step on the scale

A child’s chance of obesity in adulthood is greatly increased if he or she has at least one obese parent.

September 15, 1997

UW offers free public lecture series in Wenatchee on Addiction and the Brain

A free public lecture series on “Addiction and the Brain: Beyond Saying No” will be offered in Wenatchee by the University of Washington’s Biobehavioral Nursing Program. A similar series was presented in Seattle last spring.

Local minority youth help UW researchers understand teen smoking

For the past two years, researchers have met with Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) youths to hear their opinions, thoughts and comments on smoking.

“The Face of Breast Cancer” exhibit comes to Seattle during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

“The Face of Breast Cancer: A Photographic Essay,” is coming to the Seattle area, sponsored by University of Washington Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Nordstrom.

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