UW News

April 15, 2010

‘Glee’ gathering takes Seattle by storm, UW student helps make it happen

It sounds a little corny to hear someone organized an event to bring smiles to the faces of all involved, including audience members.

April 8, 2010

Infertility increases a man’s risk of prostate cancer

Study findings may be a starting point for identifying younger men prone to aggressive forms of cancer.

Pharmacology chair Bill Catterall lauded with 2010 Canadian medical award

Catterall pioneered research on the molecular basis of electrical signaling by cells, particularly those in the brain.

UW Medicine pediatrician and injury-prevention researchers at Harborview play a role in new cell phone measure

Treating teenagers hurt in car accidents related to cell phone use prompted pediatrician Brian Johnston to join the Driven to Distraction Ta

April 1, 2010

UW medical students meet their match

The graduating class gathered at the UW Health Sciences Lobby March 18 to learn their placements from National Residency Matching Progra

March 11, 2010

UW medical students will take part in National Residency Match Day March 18

Next Thursday, 168 graduating UW medical students will learn where they will train as residents on what has come to be called “Match Day.

March 4, 2010

Washington policymakers tour ISIS, announce broadband funding

Monday, March 1, was a busy day for the staff at UW Medicine’s <A href="http://www.

February 18, 2010

UW resident curls, just for fun – not for Olympic glory

When Dr. Mike Linden takes to the ice, curling lets him unwind from his residency training in pathology and laboratory medicine.

February 11, 2010

UW Medicine tapped for 2010 Olympics role

UW Medicine will be on call to assist International SOS if needed for critical patients evacuated from the winter games.

February 4, 2010

Rehab medicine doc Krabak heads to Vancouver games


January 28, 2010

Study to measure effect of a pre-operative ‘warm-up’

Trainees as well as experienced surgeons will get ready by first performing procedures on a virtual reality simulator.

January 27, 2010

Surgeon studies effect of a pre-operative ‘warm up’

Baseball pitchers warm up in the bullpen and basketball players practice lay-ups before hitting the court.

January 20, 2010

Older adults may have higher risk of complications, death after abdominal surgery

The risk of complications and early death after commonly performed abdominal surgical procedures appears to be higher among older adults, according to a report from UW researchers in the December issue of <A href="http://archsurg.

January 14, 2010

Air bags not a risk to pregnant women in motor vehicle crashes, study finds

UW epidemiologist Melissa Schiff has had a long-standing interest in injury in pregnancy and motor vehicle crashes, dating back to her training as a physician specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in Albuquerque, N.

December 21, 2009

Air bags not a risk to pregnant women in motor vehicle crashes, study finds

Motor vehicle crashes affect an estimated 32,800 pregnant women each year in the United States.

December 3, 2009

Surgeon brings together voice-related professionals, students

Al Merati is a new father, a musician, a husband and a busy surgeon at the UW.

November 25, 2009

Media advisory: UW expert to discuss alcohol, anger, aggressive driving

WHO: Dennis Donovan, PH.

November 12, 2009

UW, Group Health and others create Researchtoolkit.org

Scientists and staff at the UW sometimes tap into core services to be more efficient and capitalize on resources.

November 2, 2009

Media advisory: UW Medicine Tumor Vaccine Group hosts third annual open house

WHO: Dr.

October 29, 2009

Pathologist learns meaning of ‘physician, heal thyself’


October 21, 2009

ResearchToolkit.org provides one-stop web resource for health researchers

University of Washington’s Institute of Translational Health Sciences and its partners—Group Health Research Institute, Duke University and Wayne State University—have developed a new web site to help researchers create and sustain successful multisite research collaborations.

October 8, 2009

Dentistry staffer swims, bikes and runs her way through first Ironman event

Dana Robinson Slote is not your average triathlete.

October 6, 2009

Pacific Northwest doctors gain more options for end-of-life care training

While end-of-life-care issues have come front and center in the current health care reform debate, physicians in the Pacific Northwest now have access to intensive training and new board certification in palliative medicine and hospice care.

September 9, 2009

UW medical, public health experts and students provide fodder, facts for health-care reform debate

Medical and public health experts and students from the University of Washington have weighed in on a variety of health-care topics in recent months, including the primary care doctor shortage, public hospital financing, health-care co-ops and how to care for the uninsured.

July 22, 2009

UW researchers find heroin, cocaine top drug treatment admissions in King County; prescription-type opiates cause most deaths

A community workgroup led by University of Washington research scientist Caleb Banta-Green of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute unveiled today the King County 2008 annual drug trends report.

July 15, 2009

New study uses wastewater to map large-scale patterns of illicit drug use in Oregon

A team of researchers from the University of Washington, McGill University and Oregon State University has mapped patterns of illicit drug use across the state of Oregon using a method of sampling municipal wastewater before it is treated.

July 9, 2009

UW back pain program provides relief, hope

Back pain affects an estimated 8 in 10 people, according to the National Institutes of Health.

July 7, 2009

Media advisory: University of Washington clinic hosts ‘Kruzin’ Kent’ kids

WHO: Kent elementary school students, UW Medicine physicians and UW Medical Center dietitian Diane Javelli

WHAT: UW Medicine Kent/Des Moines clinic is taking part in a <A href="www.

June 25, 2009

UW Medical Center attains 500 for heart, lung transplants

UW leaders, surgeons, physicians, social workers and other staff celebrated two recent transplant patients Tuesday, June 9, at a press conference.

June 18, 2009

Got ear plugs? You may want to sport them on the subway, researchers say

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May 21, 2009

UW medical students head back to middle school

It’s a busy Friday morning at Madrona K-8 in Seattle, Wash.

May 8, 2009

Herpes medication does not reduce risk of HIV transmission from individuals with HIV and genital herpes, UW-led international study finds

A recently completed international multi-center clinical trial has found that acyclovir, a drug widely used as a safe and effective treatment to suppress herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), which is the most common cause of genital herpes, does not reduce the risk of HIV transmission when taken by people infected with both HIV and HSV-2.

May 7, 2009

Pain medicine chief reports on division’s accomplishments

More than 100 UW Medicine faculty members, staff and employees attended an April 29 “State of the Division” presentation by Dr.

Better diets more costly, enjoyed by the most educated

A study conducted at the UW has revealed new connections between food, incomes and education.

UW Medicine demonstrates use of the WHO/SCOAP surgical checklist

If you watched one of the final episodes of the NBC television show “ER” in March 2009, you had a chance to see how doctors and medical teams use a checklist before performing surgery.

May 1, 2009

Better diets more costly, enjoyed by the most educated

A study conducted at the University of Washington  has revealed new connections between food, incomes and education.

April 16, 2009

UWMC advisory councils excel in putting patients, families first

Patient- and family-centered care is more than a buzz word at UW Medical Center.

March 18, 2009

Media advisory: UW medical students get ‘matched’ with residency programs

WHO: 192 students in the UW School of Medicine will join more than 15,000 other medical students around the country in participating in the National Resident Matching Program

WHAT: Graduating medical students receive sealed envelopes containing information on where they will serve as residents.

March 5, 2009

New heart arrhythmia drug shows promise

Dronedarone, a new antiarrhythmic drug being developed to treat patients with atrial fibrillation, reduced the incidence of hospitalization due to cardiovascular events or deaths in patients with atrial fibrillation, according to a study published in the Feb.

February 26, 2009

Al La Spada advances research on Huntington’s disease


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