UW Today


July 10, 2003

‘Practicing’ dentistry

This summer, the School of Dentistry is again teaming up with the Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDSF) to conduct dental camps for junior high school students from across the state.


July 8, 2003

Youth get opportunity to ‘practice dentistry’ at UW Dental Camp

This summer, the University of Washington School of Dentistry will again team up with the Washington Dental Service Foundation (WDSF) to conduct dental camps for junior high school students from across the state.


July 3, 2003

UW licenses two technologies for development by Teranode Corp.

A private technology start-up company, Teranode Corp. of Seattle, has licensed two technologies developed at the University of Washington: Labscape, which promises to revolutionize how data is collected and analyzed in laboratories, and JSim, which offers cutting-edge simulations of biological systems.


June 26, 2003

UW studies link iron and manganese intake to Parkinson’s

UW researchers have found that the risk of someone getting Parkinson’s disease after high consumption of both iron and manganese together is greater than expected.


June 24, 2003

Memorial service will be held June 30 for Dr. Belding H. Scribner

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dr. Belding H. Scribner will be held at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 30, in Hogness Auditorium at the University of Washington Health Sciences Center in Seattle.


June 9, 2003

UW researchers develop local test for West Nile virus

Researchers and doctors in the Northwest who wonder if a blood or tissue sample has West Nile virus will no longer have to send samples to the East Coast for testing. The Virology Division of the University of Washington’s Department of Laboratory Medicine has developed an assay to detect the virus.


Researchers find association between dietary intake of iron and manganese and Parkinson’s disease

University of Washington researchers have found that the risk of someone getting Parkinson’s disease after high consumption of both iron and manganese together is greater than expected.


May 20, 2003

Low-dose diuretics are the most effective way to treat hypertension, according to analysis of 42 studies

An analysis of clinical trials involving more than 192,000 patients with hypertension shows that low-dose diuretics are more effective at preventing cardiovascular health problems than any other blood-pressure medication, according to University of Washington researchers and colleagues.


May 19, 2003

People only slightly more likely to die after episodes of stagnant air

People are only slightly more likely to die of respiratory and cardiovascular problems when the air is increasingly stagnant, according to research by University of Washington scientists that will be presented today at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society in Seattle.


May 1, 2003

UW offers free public lecture by RWJ president on unequal treatment

It’s a fact of life that everyone gets older, but everyone may not get the same health care as they age, suggests research from the Institute of Medicine.


Atrial fibrillation without symptoms may be more common than realized, study finds

Irregular heartbeats that put people at higher risk of stroke are more common than patients and doctors might think, according to a report in a recent issue of Circulation, published by the American Heart Association.


April 24, 2003

Record gift boosts UW’s position as world leader in genomics research

The University of Washington today announced a major gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enhances the UW’s position as the emerging world leader in genomics research. The $70 million gift is by far the largest single private donation ever to an institution of higher education in the Northwest.


Record $70 million gift boosts UW’s position as leader in genomics research

The UW today announced a major gift from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that enhances the University of Washington’s position as the emerging world leader in genomics research.


April 17, 2003

U.S. News & World Report rankings: School of Medicine at top of primary care list for 10th year

For the 10th consecutive year, the UW School of Medicine has ranked as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.


April 15, 2003

Poll shows Washington residents believe too little is spent on protecting health with disease prevention research

A poll released today (April 14) indicates that nearly three-quarters of Washington state residents believe too little is spent on prevention research and that current spending should be more than doubled.


April 9, 2003

Atrial fibrillation is more common than suspected

Irregular heartbeats that put people at higher risk of stroke are more common than patients and doctors might think, according to a report in a recent issue of Circulation, which is published by the American Heart Association.


April 4, 2003

For 10th year, U.S. News ranks University of Washington as best primary-care medical school

For the 10th consecutive year, the University of Washington School of Medicine has ranked as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey of graduate and professional schools.


March 26, 2003

New proteomic techniques reveal workings of bacteria linked to cystic fibrosis

Researchers have identified a cell signaling system that may help the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa establish itself in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients.


March 10, 2003

Managed care plans generally refer patients with pain symptoms to specialists

Primary care physicians under a managed care system were more likely to refer patients to a pain specialist than other physicians were, according to a University of Washington study.


February 25, 2003

Doctors should consider providing more information to patients about medical errors

errors. Researchers who conducted a series of focus groups with doctors and patients say that patients want to be fully informed when an error happens, and believe such disclosure would increase their trust in their doctor. Yet while doctors want to be truthful, a variety of barriers may prevent physicians from disclosing errors to patients.


UW School of Dentistry opens Center for Leadership Education in Pediatric Dentistry

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February 12, 2003

Washington state;s health system ‘is in trouble,’ report says

“Washington’s health-care system is in trouble,” says a study released by the Health Policy Analysis Program (HPAP) of the University of Washington.


February 5, 2003

Conference on pesticide issues will be held Feb. 26 in Yakima

A conference on agricultural safety and health that emphasizes pesticide issues will be held Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Yakima, Wash.


December 5, 2002

Center for Public Health Nutrition makes funds available to communities for healthy youth program

The new Center for Public Health Nutrition is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all Washington residents through better nutrition. The School of Public Health and Community Medicine has established the center to address growing rates of obesity in Washington.


High blood pressure:Study finds at least half of older adults walking around with uncontrolled levels

At least half of older adults with hypertension do not have their blood pressure controlled to normal levels, according to a survey of 5,888 patients around the country.


November 21, 2002

Vaccine effective for one type of HPV

A study involving almost 2,400 women has shown that a vaccine that prevents infection with one of the viruses linked to cervical cancer is generally safe and effective.


November 20, 2002

Vaccine against HPV-16, a virus linked to cervical cancer, appears effective

A study involving almost 2,400 women has shown that a vaccine that prevents infection with one of the viruses linked to cervical cancer is generally safe and effective.


November 12, 2002

Half of older adults with high blood pressure don’t have it under control, and face significant risks

At least half of older adults with hypertension do not have their blood pressure controlled to normal levels, according to a survey of 5,888 patients around the country.


November 7, 2002

Increasing access to dental services

The UW School of Dentistry is one of two schools on the West Coast to receive a grant of almost $1.


October 22, 2002

ACE linked to calcium growth on aortic valve

Future studies may find that ACE inhibitors, a class of drugs now taken by people with high blood pressure, could slow down or prevent the development of aortic valve calcium, say University of Washington researchers.


October 15, 2002

Expert on reuniting families to speak at University of Washington

An expert on children who were taken from their homes in the United Kingdom and shipped off to labor in other countries will speak at the University of Washington on Nov. 15 about issues related to reuniting children and personal identity.


October 11, 2002

Grant will enable School of Dentistry to expand student opportunities for clinical practice and increased service to underserved populations

The University of Washington School of Dentistry is one of two schools on the West Coast to receive a grant of almost $1.5 million from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase the underserved population’s access to oral health care.


September 23, 2002

Applicants sought for public health leadership training and development

An institute based in the University of Washington’s School of Public Health and Community Medicine is looking for people who want to develop both personally and professionally as leaders in the field of community health.


September 17, 2002

Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in animal model

Researchers have proven that gene therapy can reverse the pathological features of muscular dystrophy in an animal model. Before, gene therapy had only been able to prevent further muscle-wasting in mice.


September 6, 2002

UW’s Dental Research Day 2002 will be Sept. 25

The public can hear from the University of Washington School of Dentistry’s new dean and learn more about the latest research at the school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, during Research Day 2002.


August 14, 2002

Annual Northwest Microarray Conference is Aug. 14 to 16

The third annual Northwest Microarray Conference will be held Aug. 14 to 16 at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. The conference showcases research in gene identification and protocols, protein studies, bioinformatics, and array applications specific to cancer research.


July 25, 2002

$10.5 million to prostate cancer consortium

The National Cancer Institute will provide $10.


July 19, 2002

Dental camp will give youth a rare close-up view of profession

The University of Washington School of Dentistry is teaming up with Washington Dental Service Foundation and GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) to conduct a “Dental Camp” for junior high students from across the state on July 25, Aug. 8 and Aug. 29.


July 17, 2002

Collaborators receive $10.5 million to explore progression and treatment of prostate cancer

The National Cancer Institute will provide $10.5 million in funding to the University of Washington (UW), the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) over five years for study of the progression and treatment of prostate cancer.


July 11, 2002

Waterston named to chair Genome Sciences

Top national genetics leader expected to arrive in
January from St. Louis



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