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July 22, 1997

UW Medical Center opens Melanoma Center to provide advanced treatment of deadly skin cancer

Bringing together the most advanced medical, surgical and research resources available to fight the most virulent form of skin cancer, University of Washington Medical Center has established a multidisciplinary Melanoma Center.

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July 18, 1997

UWMC among top 10 in the nation in U.S. News’ Best Hospitals

University of Washington Medical Center is again ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the country, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 1997 annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” available on newsstands July 21.

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July 14, 1997

Seven UW doctors named among the best in America for women’s health care, in Good Housekeeping magazine poll

Seven physicians at University of Washington Medical Center were named among The Best Doctors For Women in a new poll commissioned by Good Housekeeping magazine and published in the August 1997 issue, currently on newsstands.

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Formal exchange program with universities in Thailand and Taiwan established

International programs offer UW nursing students health care experience around the world

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July 2, 1997

Montana opens its first training site for teaching University of Washington medical students about women’s health care

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Montana will open its first training site for teaching University of Washington medical students about women’s health care.

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July 1, 1997

UW materials technology institute gives teachers new ways to turn students on to science and engineering

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Materials science and engineering, a fundamental but often low-profile part of manufacturing, is the subject of a new summer institute at the University of Washington that aims to give high school and community college teachers new tools for designing laboratory projects that turn their students on to science and engineering.

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June 18, 1997

New trauma drug may save patients from shock-related death

A promising new drug called Hu23F2G that may save the lives of severely injured patients is now being tested by University of Washington (UW) physicians based at Harborview Medical Center.

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Rural physicians talk about the importance of evaluating the Internet’s potential in health care

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Although the actual sites and test protocols for the “From Bench to Bedside and Beyond” project have not yet been chosen, two rural physicians participating in a separate but related University of Washington project, the WWAMI Rural Telemedicine Network, explained the importance of systematically evaluating the Internet as a clinical tool.

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A professor’s lost butterfly collection is replaced with young children’s gift of words, color and caring

Joel Kingsolver thought he had lost his butterflies: 10,000 carefully preserved wings, representing nearly two decades of work, all apparently destroyed in a disastrous fire at the University of Washington’s zoology department last March. But within weeks his butterflies had “returned” — the heartfelt gift of a host of young children who had set about replacing the lost wings with colorful, imaginative and sometimes poignant butterfly pictures.

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June 17, 1997

How the brain knows when the body loses weight — Research provides clues about the role of the nervous system in regulating body fat

Knowledge of how the brain responds to weight loss and weight gain is advancing research toward the development of effective treatments for obesity, anorexia and other weight disorders

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