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June 15, 1999

Study Shows Significant Decrease in Drowning in King County

Over the past 21 years drowning in King County has decreased by 59 percent, according to a University of Washington study published in this week’s issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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June 14, 1999

MEDIA ADVISORY: Bill Nye to help dedicate sundial partially built by elementary students

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In a program called Project Astro, fourth- and fifth-grade students at Olympic View made 8-inch ceramic discs to decorate a sundial, which was installed on May 22 by Sullivan, a Puget Sound Energy crew and school volunteers.

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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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June 11, 1999

Barnhart named medical director of Harborview Medical Center

Dr. Scott Barnhart, University of Washington (UW) associate professor of medicine, has been named medical director of Harborview Medical Center and associate dean of the UW School of Medicine.

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UW School of Medicine appoints new associate dean for clinical affairs

Dr. Paul G. Ramsey, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the University of Washington School of Medicine, has named Dr. Andrew A. “Andy” Ziskind associate dean for clinical affairs and associate vice president for clinical specialty programs.

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June 9, 1999

UW undergraduates reveal their design for ‘Dawgstar’ nanosatellite

A group of undergraduate University of Washington students have completed the initial design for a nanosatellite that will study the earth’s ionosphere and experiment with flying in precise formation with other satellite.

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June 3, 1999

Saturday memorial service scheduled for Neil Jacobson, UW psychology professor

A memorial service for Neil Jacobson, University of Washington psychology professor, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Ballroom at the Edmond Meany Hotel, 4507 Brooklyn Ave. NE in the University District.

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Teaching emotional control could be the best Father’s Day present

Fathers are critical in children’s development of emotional control, according to University of Washington psychologist John Gottman, author of “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child.”

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June 2, 1999

Women, men view and judge childhood sexual abuse cases differently

A new study by University of Washington researchers, to be presented later this week at the American Psychological Society’s annual meeting in Denver, indicates that men and women view sexual abuse cases differently and could be poles apart in rendering an actual verdict.

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June 1, 1999

Simply reading about a childhood event people said didn’t happen can alter their memories, award-winning undergraduate research shows

Just being exposed to a story about a fictitious childhood experience can alter people’s memories to the point that half of them believe the incident probably occurred even though they previously said it didn’t, University of Washington researchers will report later this week at the American Psychological Society’s annual meeting in Denver.

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