Giving back after a gift of life

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October 14, 2010


UW Medicine patient Turner Prewitt talks about his “second life” following a heart transplant:

I was given the “gift of life,” a new heart on Aug.

15 minutes with your doctor: Make the time worthwhile

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December 10, 2009

Remember the last time you saw your primary-care doctor? Do you also recall whether you walked out of the clinic fully understanding the diagnosis and, if the doctor prescribed medication, how it was supposed to help?


With health care access in the news, it is useful to examine how to get the most value from a doctor’s visit.

Pam Robenolt

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May 31, 2007

Pam Robenolt doesn’t look much older than the students she supervises, but her quiet knowledge and confidence make clear who’s in charge — and that her students will perform.

Elise Saba

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Elise Saba, who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, has been awarded a President’s Medal for scholarship as a transfer student — an award given to a student who entered the UW with at least 60 transfer credits from a Washington community college.

Terry Swanson

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Terry Swanson firmly believes a key to his teaching success is making classes intimate.

Jan Spyridakis

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Jan Spyridakis, of the College of Engineering’s Department of Technical Communication, is the kind of professor who can inspire students in a spirited discussion of an unlikely topic — syntax and semantics.

Matt Sparke

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When Matt Sparke was growing up in England he took an exam administered to many 11-year-olds to measure their problem-solving and reasoning skills — basically an intelligence test.

Erasmo Gamboa

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Erasmo Gamboa spends a lot of time on the golf course, but he’s not trying to improve his handicap.

Jerusha Achterberg

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As strange as it seems, being a poor dance student has made Jerusha Achterberg a better classroom teacher.

James Gregory

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While the city of Seattle today enjoys a reputation as a livable,friendly and politically correct metropolis, as recently as 1966 racially segregated schools and neighborhoods were de rigueur.

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