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October 28, 1998

UWMC Center for Adoption Medicine provides care for special needs of adopted children and their families

Adopting a child can bring special joys as well as special challenges. Unique medical, social and developmental issues arise in both domestic and international adoptions. To help parents prepare and care for the special needs of adopted children, University of Washington Medical Center has established the Center for Adoption Medicine at the Pediatric Care Center.

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UW lecture series will focus on “Extreme Worlds”

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A three-lecture series that explores life around hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor off the Washington-British Columbia coast and the possibility of life on Jupiter’s moons will be held on three consecutive Thursdays in November.

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October 27, 1998

Conference addresses implications of global economic conditions for forest products industry

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The University of Washington’s College of Forest Resources and Jay Gruenfeld Associates will co-sponsor a conference Dec. 7 and 8 focusing on international markets and trade for forest products with an emphasis on Pacific Rim countries.

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Kennewick Man remains to be transferred to Burke Museum noon Thursday

The 9,300-year-old skeletal remains known as Kennewick Man will be transferred to the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington campus in Seattle on Thursday, Oct. 29, from Battelle’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Wash.

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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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