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February 10, 2005

New approaches to preventing behavior problems

A national expert on child development will speak at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) on Thursday, Feb.

March 11, 2004

Fragile X Center to host UC Davis experts

To inaugurate the new Fragile X Research Center at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), two internationally known experts on fragile X syndrome will visit the UW next week to give lectures and hold a series of meetings with fragile X researchers and clinicians.

Fragile X Center to host UC Davis experts

To inaugurate the new Fragile X Research Center at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), two internationally known experts on fragile X syndrome will visit the UW next week to give lectures and hold a series of meetings with fragile X researchers and clinicians.

October 24, 2003

New center will study fragile X syndrome

The UW has received an award of $5.

October 10, 2001

UW receives $3.5 million grant to establish National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education (AccessIT)

The University of Washington has been awarded a $3.5 million federal grant to establish a National Center on Accessible Information Technology in Education, to be known as AccessIT. The five-year renewable grant, awarded on a competitive basis, comes from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR).

March 15, 2000

UW sponsors public forum on pediatric epilepsy


March 3, 2000

UW Health Sciences Open House 2000 set for April 7 and 8

Around the theme of “Step into the Future,” the UW Health Sciences Open House 2000 will highlight the latest advances in medical research, patient care and teaching, as well as offer information on exciting careers in health care.

March 2, 2000

“Genomic Views of Human History” is topic of March 14 lecture

Dr. Mary-Claire King, University of Washington professor of medicine and genetics, will give the third and last in this year’s series of free public lectures sponsored by the newly created University of Washington Science Forum. Her lecture, “Genomic Views of Human History,” will be held at 7:30 pm. Tuesday, March 14, in Kane Hall room 130 on the UW campus.

UW hosts free all-day public seminar on hearing loss

“Ears, Hearing and Beyond” is the subject of a free public conference on hearing loss, to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, in the HUB Auditorium on the University of Washington campus.

February 25, 2000

UW pharmacy professors publish doctors’ guide to drug interactions

Patients filling a prescription usually can rely on their pharmacist to warn of possible negative side effects caused by interactions with other prescriptions and over-the-counter medications that they may be taking. But two top national experts on drug interactions from the University of Washington School of Pharmacy believe the health-care provider actually writing the prescription should be the first line of defense against such interactions.

January 13, 2000

“Millennium Twins” being transferred from UW Medical Center to Wenatchee hospital

Santos and Orlando Villafuerte-Mora, twins born at University of Washington Medical Center in two different centuries, are scheduled to be transferred Friday by ambulance to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee.

January 11, 2000

UW’s network of neighborhood clinics earns a perfect score from national accrediting organization

The University of Washington Physicians Neighborhood Clinics are celebrating a coup. The network of neighborhood clinics received an exceptional score of 100 percent in an accreditation survey performed by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

January 6, 2000

HIV virus can alter the way genes function within days of exposure

According to a University of Washington study published in the January 2000 issue of Virology, genes involved in T-cell signaling, protein trafficking and transcriptional regulation were among the genes that displayed functional changes within three days of exposure to the HIV virus.

January 4, 2000

Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. planned at UW Health Sciences Center

An annual University of Washington tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, in the lobby of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, 1959 N.E. Pacific, Seattle.

December 28, 1999

UW Academic Medical Center affiliates with First Choice Health Network

The University of Washington Academic Medical Center has signed a participation agreement with First Choice Health Network, Inc., which promises to significantly improve access to health care for thousands of Washington residents.

December 22, 1999

One year later: Young recipient of Christmas Eve heart transplant doing well

By last year at this time, young Nicole Ehli of Puyallup had spent two long months at University of Washington Medical Center, hospitalized as she waited for a donor heart. Nicole’s wait ended last Christmas Eve, when a donor heart became available

December 17, 1999

New research may help predict when an individual’s HIV infection will progress to clinical AIDS

Newly published research led by University of Washington scientists could one day lead to a laboratory test to predict when people infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) are likely to progress to symptomatic AIDS.

December 15, 1999

The ultimate gift of life: Healthy baby born to woman kept on life support for seven weeks at UW Medical Center; organs donated to four recipients

A pregnant woman maintained on mechanical life support for seven weeks after being declared brain-dead has given birth to a baby boy at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.

November 24, 1999

Seattle researchers uncover structure of blood-clotting protein involved in most common form of hemophilia

Discovery provides key for development of improved blood-clotting drugs for hemophiliacs and better blood-thinning medications for those at risk of stroke and heart attack

Shelton woman provides Thanksgiving dinner for families of intensive-care patients at UW Medical Center

This Thanksgiving will be the third year in a row that Sandi Claudell has provided a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for families of patients hospitalized in University of Washington Medical Center’s Critical Care Unit.

October 29, 1999

UW to begin clinical trials of an implantable hearing aid system

A new implantable hearing aid system will undergo clinical trials at the University of Washington’s Virginia Merrill Bloedel Hearing Research Center, one of five sites selected to study its effectiveness

October 26, 1999

UW expands Parent-Child Assistance Program to Eastern Washington

A University of Washington program that has proven highly effective in intervening with expectant and new mothers who abuse alcohol and drugs is expanding into Spokane, Grant and Yakima counties.

October 14, 1999

Forum to discuss Next Generation Internet and medical applications of new technologies

“Access in the Millenium: Medical Applications of New Technologies” is the theme of a forum to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday, Oct. 25, in the Seattle Center’s Conference Center Room H.

September 28, 1999

Hudson named to endowed chair in pulmonary disease research


September 20, 1999

UW faculty among speakers at American Neurological Association meeting in Seattle Oct. 10-13

Several University of Washington faculty members will be among the speakers when Seattle hosts the 124th annual meeting of the American Neurological Association Oct. 10-13. The meeting will take place at the Seattle Westin.

September 16, 1999

Drug offers new hope for victims of cardiac arrest

A clinical trial performed by University of Washington researchers, reported in the Sept. 16 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, shows that an intravenous anti-arrhythmia medication, amiodarone, can save the lives of many patients who do not respond to defibrillation.

September 2, 1999

Harvard Medical School authors of Living to 100 to speak at UW School of Nursing lecture and reception

To celebrate the formal opening of the de Tornyay Center on Healthy Aging, the University of Washington School of Nursing will host a lecture and book-signing by the authors of Living to 100: Lessons in Living to Your Maximum Potential at Any Age.

August 24, 1999

UW Medical Center reaches a milestone: performs 500th liver transplant

Alex Beaudreault of Fairbanks is the recipient of the 500th liver transplant performed at University of Washington Medical Center.

August 23, 1999

Exhibition tennis match and pro-am tournament will benefit UW Medical Center’s Breast Care Program

Tennis pros Michael Chang and Jan-Michael Gambill will play an exhibition match at the University of Washington’s Nordstrom Tennis Center, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17.

August 11, 1999

Former Husky football coach and wife give UW $100,000 for research into rare genetic disease

Jim Lambright, former football coach at the University of Washington, and his wife Lynne have donated $100,000 to the UW School of Medicine, through the Jim Lambright Medical Research Foundation.

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International funds a Seattle trial of human islet transplantation

Seattle-area transplant experts, led by surgeons at University of Washington Medical Center, are about to launch a clinical research trial in human islet transplantation.

July 22, 1999

UW Medical Center and Children’s Hospital perform region’s first living-related split-liver transplant

A two-and-a-half-year-old boy from Kingston, Wash., became the region’s first recipient of a living-related split-liver transplant on Wednesday, July 21 in a coordinated surgery performed by transplant teams from University of Washington Medical Center and Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center.

July 21, 1999

UW receives $500,000 to help schools teach genetics at all grade levels

Students at all grade levels will be the beneficiaries of a $500,000 grant to the University of Washington School of Medicine from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

July 14, 1999

All in the family: husband-and-wife surgeons perform kidney transplant from wife to husband

A team of transplant surgeons at University of Washington Medical Center has performed what they believe is a first in the annals of transplant surgery: Husband and wife themselves, they retrieved a donor kidney from a wife and transplanted it into her ailing husband.

Redmond resident donates a kidney to her Kirkland sister using new minimally invasive surgery at UW Medical Center

Two Eastside sisters now have more in common than they ever imagined they’d have: they’re sharing one set of kidneys. Dr. Lucy Wrenshall, a transplant surgeon at University of Washington Medical Center, performed the surgery.

July 9, 1999

UW Medical Center achieves top-20 rankings nationally in seven specialties

University of Washington Medical Center is ranked among the top hospitals in the country in a number of specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1999 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 12.

July 8, 1999

Art from the heart: Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway shows his art at UW Medical Center, where he received a new heart

A very special series of paintings and other artworks by Anchorage artist Gerry Conaway is on display at University of Washington Medical Center.

June 23, 1999

UW Medical Center hosts free public forum on sex and aging

A free public forum on “Sex and Aging: The New Facts of Life” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the Edmond Meany Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn in Seattle’s University District.

June 18, 1999

UW offers free public lectures on the neurobiology of learning and mental illness

A series of free public lectures on the nervous system, learning disabilities and mental health issues will be given in July by University of Washington faculty members and other experts.

June 12, 1999

Stimulating growth hormone production in older adults can reduce body fat and increase hormone levels to those of younger adults

Stimulating the production of growth hormone in healthy older men and women can return hormone levels to those found in younger adults and reduce body fat, according to research being conducted at the University of Washington and the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

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