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March 19, 1999

Graduate School of Public Affairs to be named for Dan Evans

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The University of Washington administration is recommending that its Graduate School of Public Affairs be named for Daniel J. Evans, former Washington governor, U.S. senator, college president and current UW regent.

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March 18, 1999

Pamela Mitchell named associate dean at UW School of Nursing

Dr. Pamela Mitchell has been appointed associate dean for research at the University of Washington School of Nursing.

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Clinical trials examine a low-cost rinse to prevent tooth loss

The last 100 volunteers are being recruited for a clinical trial to determine whether an anti-bacterial oral rinse can help high-risk older adults prevent tooth loss.

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For sixth straight year U.S. News & World Report ranks University of Washington as top primary-care medical school

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For the sixth year in a row, 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.

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Men, women aren’t that different, says leading marital researcher who points to friendship with spouse as glue that binds marriages together

After more than two decades of taking American marriage into the laboratory and placing it under the scrutiny of everything but a microscope, one of the country’s leading marital experts believes there is still reason for optimism and concrete steps that couples can take to avoid becoming just another statistic in divorce court.

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March 14, 1999

High school students’ violent behavior, drinking, sexual activity drops, and school performance rises from elementary school interventions

A package of interventions targeted at teachers, parents and children throughout the elementary school years had long-lasting effects in reducing levels of violent behavior, heavy drinking and sexual intercourse and in improving school performance at age 18 among a multi-ethnic sample of urban children.

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March 9, 1999

Puget Sound salmon runs among those considered for Endangered Species Act listing

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The National Marine Fisheries Service is expected later this month to announce its decision about listing more than a dozen West Coast salmon and steelhead populations under the federal Endangered Species Act. University of Washington experts may be able to help reporters with general information on such things as salmon health and how human activities impact salmon habitat.

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Seattle researchers zero in on location of gene for inherited prostate cancer; gene also linked to brain cancer

Scientists at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the University of Washington have mapped the region of a gene associated with prostate cancer that runs in families.

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March 8, 1999

Dr. Christopher B. Wilson to head Department of Immunology at the UW School of Medicine

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Dr. Christopher B. “Chris” Wilson has been named chair of the University of Washington (UW) Department of Immunology, effective March 1.

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UW scientists get fellowships to learn science communications

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Two University of Washington professors are among 20 environmental scientists nationwide named today to fellowships in a new communications training and networking program.

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