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March 6, 1997

Harborview’s new trauma center: an overview

King County and Harborview Medical Center have formally opened a new, state-of-the-art West Hospital wing that will carry the hospital forward to the 21st century.

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March 5, 1997

University of Washington computing team tops elite universities at international programming contest

Top computer science students from Stanford, MIT and Harvard were no match for a team of three University of Washington students who were runners up at the Association for Computing Machinery’s annual International Collegiate Programming contest Sunday (Mar. 2) in San Jose.

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March 1, 1997

Analysis of clinical trials yields new appreciation of low-dose diuretic therapy for high blood pressure

Diuretics and beta blockers should continue to be first-line treatments for high blood pressure because of their safety and effectiveness, researchers conclude after analyzing a number of clinical trials.

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February 27, 1997

U.S. News ranks UW as top primary-care medical school for fourth consecutive year.

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The University of Washington School of Medicine continues to rank as the nation’s top primary-care medical school in U.S. News and World Report annual survey of graduate and professional schools.

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UW receives top rankings in U.S. News & World Report survey of graduate programs and professional schools

News and Information

The University of Washington School of Medicine claimed three No. 1 rankings in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey of graduate programs and professional schools.

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February 26, 1997

UW physician receives national award for primary care achievement

Dr. Roger Rosenblatt, professor of medicine and vice chair of the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine, has received one of six national 1996 Primary Care Achievement Awards from the Pew Health Professions Commission.

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February 24, 1997

Nancy Woods named UW School of Nursing’s associate dean for research

Dr. Nancy Fugate Woods, director of the University of Washington School of Nursing’s internationally known Center for Women’s Health Research, has been named the school’s associate dean for research.

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February 21, 1997

A lush volcanic island in Indonesia provides clues about Mount St. Helens’ recovery from its moon-like state

On August 27, 1883, the volcano Krakatau in the Dutch East Indies erupted with the force of more than 10,000 Hiroshima-type hydrogen bombs, killing an estimated 30,000 people and leaving a wide swath of devastation. The recovery from that volcanic upheaval is providing scientists with glimpses of the renewal that can be expected after more recent eruptions, in particular that of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

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February 20, 1997

Clinton names UW librarian to White House advisory committee on computing and communications

President Clinton has named the director of the University of Washington’s Health Sciences Libraries and Information Center to a new committee to advise on the future of electronic information and communications, the White House announced Feb. 12.

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February 14, 1997

Experiments show that simply imagining fictitious childhood events sometimes makes people believe they experienced them

The power of human imagination may be stronger than previously suspected, blurring the line between memory and imagination, a University of Washington psychologist reported today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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