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

By Julie Rathbun

October 13, 1997

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.

University of Washington scientists look for cellular clues to explain how estrogen replacement therapy may protect against Alzheimer’s disease

By Julie Rathbun

September 15, 1997

Among its many salutary effects, estrogen seems to protect the brain against the ravages of Alzheimer’s disease: numerous clinical studies support that finding. But how does it accomplish this feat? Researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle are involved in a number of basic-science studies that are beginning to provide answers.

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