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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.

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