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October 25, 1998

UW receives $3.5 million in federal funds to establish the country’s only Multiple Sclerosis Research and Training Center, based at UW Medical Center

The University of Washington has received notification from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research that it will receive $3.5 million for a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Research and Training Center, renewable every five years.

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October 22, 1998

Largest study of twins shows delay in language acquisition has strong genetic component among children at low end of developmental scale

A team of American and British researchers studying 2-year-old twins has found that genetics, not the environment, plays the major role in the delayed acquisition of language among children who are having the most difficulty learning to speak.

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October 19, 1998

Dr. Steven Gabbe elected to Institute of Medicine

Dr. Steven G. Gabbe, professor and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and an international authority on high-risk pregnancy, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine.

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October 16, 1998

Inspiring undergraduates to reach new heights,Salesin named ‘Washington Professor of the Year’

David Salesin’s resume keeps getting longer as he makes room for his ever-expanding list of honors and awards. The latest addition comes from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, which has named Salesin the 1998-99 Washington Professor of the Year.

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October 13, 1998

“Health of Hanford” conference gathers diverse audience to review and discuss health issues

Emergency preparedness, ecological contamination, worker health and groundwater quality in and around the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are among topics to be addressed during a two-day conference Nov. 3 and 4 in Richland, Wash.

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Pacific Northwest Roundtable bringing together leaders from academia, government and industry to assess region’s engineering education

Educational institutions must work more closely with government and industry if they are to succeed in the increasingly competitive global environment. That is the motivation behind the Pacific Northwest Regional Roundtable for Enhancing Engineering and Technology Education, which will hold its first meeting from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, at the University of Washington Husky Union Building.

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October 8, 1998

UW School of Medicine receives funds from grateful patient for endowed professorship in orthopaedics

Grateful for the excellent care he received in 1994 at Harborview Medical Center after a serious foot injury, a California man has donated $500,000 to the University of Washington School of Medicine to create an endowed professorship in the Department of Orthopaedics.

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UW School of Medicine establishes Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology

The University of Washington School of Medicine has established the Ray and Grace Hill Endowed Chair in Ophthalmology, funded through contributions of $1.5 million from Grace E. Hill and her late husband, Ray Hill, who graduated from the UW in economics in 1924.

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33,000 Web tests show unconscious roots of racism, ageism

People have taken more than 33,000 tests that measure unconscious components of prejudice and stereotyping in the first week since twin Web sites were opened to the public by psychologists from the University of Washington and Yale University.

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New project will provide real-time weather and road reports covering all of Washington state

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Everyone in the Northwest talks about the weather. Now a University of Washington atmospheric scientist and the state Department of Transportation plan to do something about it.

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