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February 19, 2009

Neuropathology Fellow saves neighbor from fire

UW Neuropathology Fellow Russ Huber doesn’t think of himself as a hero, even if that’s what the local papers are calling him.


Clinical trials’ review finds only exercise to prevent low-back problems

Low-back pain continues to impose a huge burden on industrialized societies, in terms of symptoms, medical costs, productivity, and work absence.


February 18, 2009

Clinical trials’ review finds only exercise to prevent low-back problems

Low-back pain continues to impose a huge burden on industrialized societies, in terms of symptoms, medical costs, productivity, and work absence.


January 22, 2009

Surgery checklist proves worth in worldwide study

A year-long World Health Organization pilot program in eight hospitals around the world–including UW Medical Center — has proven conclusively that inpatient deaths can be significantly reduced, along with the rate of major complications after surgery, by following a simple checklist.


January 8, 2009

Best of 2008: UW Medicine


On the heels of news that Washington has moved up to the 10th healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation, UW physicians and researchers are also making their mark on some top health-related lists for 2008.


December 9, 2008

UW physicians, researchers tops on 2008 lists

On the heels of news that Washington has moved up to the 10th healthiest state in the nation, according to the United Health Foundation, University of Washington physicians and researchers are also making their mark on some top health-related lists for 2008.


December 4, 2008

Health policy interests converge at annual confab

Curious about what health care issues legislators will tackle in the upcoming session? How likely is it that the federal government will enact a universal health care plan? Students, faculty, lawmakers, researchers, health plan administrators and others from across the state discussed these topics and more on Tuesday, Nov.


November 20, 2008

UW Medicine clinics, medical centers participate in community checkup report

The Puget Sound Health Alliance on Thursday, November 13, unveiled its second Community Checkup report.


November 6, 2008

Green neighborhoods may reduce childhood obesity

As obesity rates continue to rise in the United States — and related health care costs — UW researchers continue to offer findings that may offer some possible solutions, or explanations.


October 28, 2008

Study finds racial and ethnic disparities in patient experiences, with some minority groups clustered in lower-performing primary care practices

A study surveying patients in more than 1,500 physician practices has found racial and ethnic disparities in patient health-care experiences, with minority patients having worse experiences than white patients.


October 22, 2008

Weaver, Merati lauded by national medical society

The American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery recently presented Distinguished Service Awards to Dr.


September 25, 2008

Genetic counselor puts her heart into refugee volunteer work

Serge Hakizimana spent 11 years of his life in a refugee camp in Tanzania.


Family raises funds for UW Medical Center’s NICU

Carlene Anders, Gene Dowers and their children — Danny, 5, and Jessi, 12 — made a special trip to UW Medical Center’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) on Friday, Aug.


September 3, 2008

Patients with mild to moderate heart failure who receive ICD shock therapy are at higher risk of future death from heart failure

While implantable heart defibrillators reduce the risk of death from sudden cardiac arrest in patients with mild to moderate heart failure, patients who receive defibrillator shocks for rhythm disturbances have a higher future risk of death, primarily from heart failure, a new study has found.


August 21, 2008

UW Medicine physicians recognized for diabetes care

Twenty-eight UW physicians working at UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics have achieved recognition in diabetes care from the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA).


August 1, 2008

UW Medicine physicians obtain national recognition for diabetes care

Twenty-eight University of Washington  physicians working at UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics have achieved recognition in diabetes care from the National Commission on Quality Assurance (NCQA).


July 24, 2008

Making a good impression

The School of Dentistry and the UW Athletics Program kicked off a new collaboration on Wednesday, July 9, with 130 student athletes visiting UW dental clinics to be fitted for mouthguards.


Husband, wife raise funds for UW Medical Center’s NICU

Carlene Anders and Gene Dowers celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary in early August.


July 10, 2008

UWMC takes part in WHO safe surgery checklist initiative

UW Medical Center (UWMC) took part in an international broadcast and global launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” campaign Wednesday, June 25.


Medical center lauded again as top environmental performer

UW Medical Center’s Tim Nguyen, manager of Waste Operations, and Sheila Lockwood, Environmental Health and Safety, accepted in May UWMC’s second consecutive Environmental Leadership Award from Practice Greenhealth.


July 2, 2008

UW Medical Center takes part in WHO surgical checklist initiative

UW Medical Center (UWMC) took part in an international broadcast and global launch of the World Health Organization’s “Safe Surgery Saves Lives” campaign Wednesday, June 25.


May 30, 2008

UW Medicine to honor outstanding alumni at all-school celebration

The UW Medicine Alumni Association will honor four alumni June 7 at an evening reception at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.


April 24, 2008

UW to launch Northwest Institute for Genetic Medicine

UW scientists and researchers have received a $5.


Nurse passes Japanese drumming to next generation

It’s shortly after 6:30 p.


April 21, 2008

Idaho foundation establishes scholarship for medical students

The cost of medical education continues to rise, with medical students often amassing a staggering amount of debt in the process.


April 18, 2008

UW to launch Northwest Institute for Genetic Medicine with support from Life Sciences Discovery Fund

University of Washington (UW) scientists and researchers have secured a $5.


April 17, 2008

Idaho foundation establishes scholarship for medical students

The cost of medical education continues to rise, with medical students often amassing a staggering amount of debt in the process.


April 10, 2008

Community health-trained docs tend to help underserved

UW researchers have found that family medicine physicians trained in community health centers were more likely to work in underserved settings than their non-community health center-trained counterparts.


April 1, 2008

Want docs to treat the underserved? Make sure they train at community health centers, researchers say

University of Washington researchers have found that community health center-trained family physicians were more likely to work in underserved settings than their non-community health center-trained counterparts (64 percent versus 37 percent), based on a study published in the April issue of Family Medicine.


February 28, 2008

‘Galloping Gourmet’ promotes healthy eating

Graham Kerr is best known as The Galloping Gourmet, his on-air personality for a television program broadcast in the United States and 37 other countries from 1969 to 1971 on the Public Broadcasting Service.


UWMC’s room service scores high marks

Launched in late October, UWMC’s room service program is already receiving high marks from patients.


February 21, 2008

Judy Shorr bids farewell after 33 years


Friday, Feb.


January 31, 2008

Mental health screening now available online

With a few clicks of your mouse on the UW Web site, you can check out hours for the Intramural Activities center, find out how much storage you have left in your UW e-mail account and buy tickets for an upcoming show at Meany Hall.


January 17, 2008

She’s not a cop — she’s the ‘MD coach’

Donna Henderson’s e-mail, <A href="mailto:mdcoach@u.


September 27, 2007

Students broaden medical horizons in rural communities

“How did you spend your summer vacation?” will be among the frequently-asked questions overheard on campus in the coming weeks.


September 4, 2007

Stephen Zieniewicz to lead UW Medical Center

Stephen P.


June 21, 2007

President Emmert names Kathryn Waddell to succeed John Coulter

President Mark Emmert has appointed Kathryn Waddell as executive director of Health Sciences Administration, effective Aug.


May 31, 2007

UWMC wins national environmental award

Gary Butrymowicz has empty pop cans in his office.



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