UW News

August 18, 2005

Health Sciences News Briefs

Ninth Avenue closed
Ninth Avenue along the east side of Harborview Medical Center is now closed between Jefferson and Alder streets for construction of a tunnel and a skybridge. Eighth Avenue is now a two-way street, with patient drop-off zones on both sides of the street. The closure will last several months. Terry Avenue between Jefferson and James streets will also be closed for several months to accommodate work on the Ninth and James Building. The Health Sciences Express stop will move to the west side of Ninth Avenue at Alder Street, near the East Clinic entrance. Beginning Sept. 1, one evening trip, leaving UW Medical Center at 6:15 p.m. and Harborview at 7 p.m., will be added to the HS Express schedule.

Tom Wales run on Sept. 24
The fourth annual Tom Wales Community 5K Run and Walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Volunteer Park in Seattle. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress.

Tom Wales was the local federal attorney and community activist known for his work against gun violence. He was shot and killed in his Queen Anne area home four years ago. His friends organize this race each year as a casual, family-oriented event that includes a 1K children’s run, prizes and entertainment. For more information or to register, see the event Web site at http://www.tomwalesrun.com.

UWMC Gift Shop closed
UW Medical Center’s Gift Shop is closing this week so that the area can be renovated along with the adjoining areas in the UWMC Lobby. The Gift Shop is scheduled to reopen this fall. In the meantime, some items, such as cards and stamps, will be available in the Surgery Pavilion Tea Room, off the third-floor connecting passageway from the main lobby.

Strike Out Cancer Sept. 8
Strike Out Cancer, an information and awareness program, is planned for 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at the First Base Terrace Club in Safeco Field. Paul Molitor will be a speaker, along with Dr. Renato Martins, UW assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Medical Oncology. For more information, see http://www.strikeoutcancer.com or call 1-888-793-WELL.

Weymuller on council
Dr. Ernest Weymuller Jr., professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, has accepted an invitation to be a member of the National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council, one of several advisory councils at the National Institutes of Health. He will serve for four years.