UW News

July 22, 2010

Life narratives unfold with Harborview writer-in-residence

Patients navigated difficult times by writing and storytelling, guided by author Wendy Call.

June 14, 2010

UW Medicine researchers receive $12.6 million grant to fund work in stem cells, cardiovascular repair

A group of researchers led by Dr.

May 27, 2010

UW Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity receives $2.2 million grant

The UW Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) program has received a four-year, $2.

April 29, 2010

John T. Slattery is chair-elect of Pharmaceutical Sciences section of the American Association for the Advancement of Science


April 22, 2010

UW names 2010 Magnuson Scholars

Each year six students, one each from the UW health sciences schools, are selected for this award

April 8, 2010

TRUST recruits and prepares medical students for service in rural and underserved areas

The Targeted Rural-Underserved Track selects and trains UW medical students for high-need specialties and prepares them to

March 11, 2010

Panel to discuss health care impact of genetic discoveries

The public is invited to a UW panel discussion April 6 on the how genome sciences advances might affect the cost and quality of health care

January 28, 2010

Airlift Northwest Executive Director Chris Martin is off to a flying start

Chris Martin, the new executive director of Airlift Northwest, didn’t hit the ground running when she came on board in March.

November 5, 2009

Economist David Cutler will give Nov. 13 Hogness Symposium on Health Care lecture

David Cutler, the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics at Harvard University Department of Economics, will give the 19th Hogness Symposium on Health Care lecture Friday, Nov.

January 15, 2009

New medical-legal partnership focuses on families

“The mold in my house is making my child sicker, but my landlord would kick me out if I said anything about it.

December 22, 2008

Two UW faculty receive Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at White House ceremony

Two faculty members at the University of Washington have received the 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

October 30, 2008

Environmental Health & Safety’s VanDusen bids farewell to UW

“The name Karen Ann Jenkins was recently added to the former masculine ranks of Environmental Health Specialists.

October 16, 2008

Harborview nurse wins 2008 Rona Jaffe Writer’s Award

Jennifer Culkin is a critical care nurse at Harborview Medical Center and an award-winning author.

October 9, 2008

Two exhibits celebrate the achievements of women physicians

Women have been at the forefront of healing practices since the beginning of time, but it has only been in the past 150 years that they have been included in the formal study and practice of medicine.

August 7, 2008

Stephanie Steppe steps down

Stephanie Steppe, director of Health Sciences Academic Services & Facilities, doesn’t think she has taken more than a week’s vacation at a time in 40 years.

UW medical student vaults her way to the Olympics

On Aug.

June 5, 2008

Improving health through education, research & service

The Department of Global Health is building an infrastructure and a foundation for a complementary and interdisciplinary enterprise that will reach far.

Global Health redefines ‘collaboration’

The UW Department of Global Health is stretching the boundaries of academia and redefining what “interdisciplinary collaboration” means.

May 8, 2008

Bioethicists tackle the hard questions

With health care becoming ever more complex, interest in bioethics is at an all-time high, and the UW is rapidly becoming the bioethics center for the Northwest — thanks in large part to the interdisciplinary collaboration of ethicists throughout the university.

April 17, 2008

High-tech simulators enhance nursing education

When Lu Hilton was a student in the UW School of Nursing in the ’50s, learning patient care was pretty low tech.

April 10, 2008

UW Medicine and Premera host Health Summit

As major employers and payers of health care benefits, businesses have a vested interest in reducing health care costs and improving the health status of their employees.

February 28, 2008

Wataha takes the helm of Restorative Dentistry


February 14, 2008

UW lawyers win Attorney General’s top award

The Washington Attorney General’s Office has honored Lori Oliver and Bill Nicholson, UW assistant attorneys general, with its highest performance recognition — the 2007 Excellence Award.

January 31, 2008

Helping his dream come true


January 17, 2008

Treating the behaviors of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive and fatal brain disorder, is a thief that slowly robs the afflicted of their cognitive abilities and burdens their caregivers with overwhelming responsibilities.

November 29, 2007

A conversation with Carol Teitz: Associate dean for admissions, School of Medicine


November 8, 2007

Stressed out? Take a meditation break at Harborview

Too much stress and anxiety in your life?


October 25, 2007

Michelle Williams wins public health’s Lilienfeld Award

Michelle Williams, UW professor of epidemiology, has won the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Abraham Lilienfeld Award that recognizes excellence in teaching of epidemiology during the course of her career.

A conversation with Jack Berryman

Jack Berryman, UW professor of medical history and adjunct professor of orthopaedics and sports medicine, is an avid sportsman, historian and scholar.

October 18, 2007

Angelosante joins Health Sciences Administration

James Angelosante has been named director of finance and administration for Health Sciences Administration (HSA).

Faye Wattleton to give 18th Hogness Symposium Oct. 31

Faye Wattleton, president for the Center for the Advancement of Women and former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, will give the 18th Hogness Symposium on Health Care lecture Wednesday, Oct.

October 11, 2007

UW is ‘nearly’ smoke-free

It’s well documented that smoking tobacco is one of the riskiest and deadliest behaviors around, contributing to over 30 percent of heart disease and strokes, nearly 90 percent of lung cancers and at least a third of other cancers.

September 27, 2007

Horwitz receives NIH Pioneer Award


UW Dentists Faculty Practice offers full services

If you’re a member of the UW community and are looking for comprehensive and easily accessible dental care, check out the UW Dentists Faculty Practice clinic.

July 19, 2007

20th Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug. 6-10

When there are conflicting opinions in patient care, who decides what’s in the best interest of the patient?

Health care professionals from the United States and abroad will grapple with this question and others at the UW’s 20th Annual Summer Seminar in Health Care Ethics, Aug.

June 21, 2007

A conversation with Johnese Spisso

Johnese Spisso has been a guiding force in the operations of Harborview Medical Center for the past seven years.

‘Get Your Guts in Gear’

Two UW employees, Lois Fink and Miko Robertson, are among more than 1.

May 3, 2007

A brief history: UW Medical History and Ethics

The UW Department of Medical History and Ethics has come a long way since its beginnings as a single course, the “Introduction to Medicine,” in the 1950s.

Albert Jonsen set the standard for medical ethics

On Monday, May 7, Dr.

April 26, 2007

Dr. Natalia Kanem to receive Public Health’s Distinguished Alumni Award


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