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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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February 11, 1997

Protective effect of progestin in hormone replacement therapy appears to be dose-related

To help protect against endometrial cancer, women who take estrogen replacement therapy should also take progestin at least 10 days a month, say researchers at the University of Washington.

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UWTV Airs NASA’s Second Shuttle Servicing Mission to the Hubble Space Telescope

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With today’s successful launch of NASA’s second shuttle servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope, UWTV begins airing NASA’s live coverage of this mission from February 11 – 22.

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University of Washington Reaches Spokane Through UWTV

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The University of Washington is now bringing UWTV and its original line-up of educational programs to the Spokane area through the experimental and innovative use of multiple state-of-the-art technologies.

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February 10, 1997

UW Researchers Open Labs to Junior Scientists — Thursday, Feb. 13

Leading University of Washington researchers will welcome into their labs some of the brightest science students in the nation Thursday, Feb. 13, as members of the American Junior Academy of Sciences (AJAS) get a hands-on look at the latest in scientific research.

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February 6, 1997

An icy comet with a long, dusty tail is now speeding into view

For the next few weeks early-morning commuters throughout the Pacific Northwest will be given a preview of Comet Hale-Bopp. The comet is now brightening steadily and is visible to the naked eye in the eastern pre-dawn sky.

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