UW News

October 14, 2010

Giving back after a gift of life

UW Medicine patient Turner Prewitt talks about his “second life” following a heart transplant:

I was given the “gift of life,” a new heart on Aug.

December 10, 2009

15 minutes with your doctor: Make the time worthwhile

Remember the last time you saw your primary-care doctor? Do you also recall whether you walked out of the clinic fully understanding the diagnosis and, if the doctor prescribed medication, how it was supposed to help?

With health care access in the news, it is useful to examine how to get the most value from a doctor’s visit.

May 31, 2007

Douglas Black

Doug Black didn’t set out to earn one of the UW’s Distinguished Teaching awards; he didn’t even set out to have an academic career.

Marne Faber

It is rare to meet someone “who truly stands out, who inspires everyone in the room and who challenges others to view the world differently on a daily basis,” wrote Ray Johanson, assistant nurse manager of the Burn and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (ICU), in a letter nominating Marne Faber for a Distinguished Staff Award.

Minh-An Nguyen

Minh-An Nguyen, 21, majoring in biochemistry and chemistry, has been named a President’s Medalist — the outstanding student to complete at least three-fourths of her education at the UW.

G. Kent Nelson

UW Tacoma Senior Lecturer G.

Pam Robenolt

Pam Robenolt doesn’t look much older than the students she supervises, but her quiet knowledge and confidence make clear who’s in charge — and that her students will perform.

Elise Saba

Elise Saba, who will be receiving a bachelor’s degree in English, has been awarded a President’s Medal for scholarship as a transfer student — an award given to a student who entered the UW with at least 60 transfer credits from a Washington community college.

Terry Swanson

Terry Swanson firmly believes a key to his teaching success is making classes intimate.

Jan Spyridakis

Jan Spyridakis, of the College of Engineering’s Department of Technical Communication, is the kind of professor who can inspire students in a spirited discussion of an unlikely topic — syntax and semantics.

Matt Sparke

When Matt Sparke was growing up in England he took an exam administered to many 11-year-olds to measure their problem-solving and reasoning skills — basically an intelligence test.

Erasmo Gamboa

Erasmo Gamboa spends a lot of time on the golf course, but he’s not trying to improve his handicap.

Jerusha Achterberg

As strange as it seems, being a poor dance student has made Jerusha Achterberg a better classroom teacher.

James Gregory

While the city of Seattle today enjoys a reputation as a livable,friendly and politically correct metropolis, as recently as 1966 racially segregated schools and neighborhoods were de rigueur.

Alex Coverdill

Students seem to respond to environments that are relaxed and open, where they can pitch out ideas without fear that their peers will think less of them, according to Alex Coverdill, doctoral student in biology and one of this year’s Excellence in Teaching Award recipients.

J. Carey Jackson

Trained as an anthropologist and a physician, J.

Deborah Flores

You know you’ve come to a challenging work environment when, shortly after you arrive, resignations leave you with a skeleton staff of strangers and you have to put yourself on the payroll because no one else knows how.

Don Wulff

When Don Wulff was 7 years old, his parents decided he and his two siblings would attend school in town, not the one-room schoolhouse they’d been attending.

Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT)

Michelle Williams says she created the Multidisciplinary International Research Training (MIRT) Program to “allow minority students to have an international experience, something I didn’t have until I was a graduate student.

Eve Riskin

Eve Riskin sometimes strolls into the office wearing a pair of cow boots.

Crispin Thurlow

You could say teaching is in Crispin Thurlow’s blood.

Program on the Environment

Mining the expertise at the UW has allowed the Program on the Environment (PoE) to generate as many bachelor’s degrees, about 50 each year, as some departments do, all without having any faculty of its own.

Raj Bordia

German graduate student Andre Zimmerman moved to Maryland to complete his doctoral research.

David Goldstein

For many, David Goldstein is a natural choice as recipient of a 2007 Distinguished Teaching Award.

Elaine Franks

It’s nearly impossible to draft a job description that adequately portrays what Elaine Franks does at the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC).

Dan Evans

Dan Evans came close to becoming the vice president of the United States twice, but luckily for his home state, it didn’t work out either time.

Lauro Flores

Now well into his third decade of service at the UW, Lauro Flores, professor and chair in the Department of American Ethnic Studies, is a consummate teacher and a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion.

Cynthia St. Clair

Cynthia St.

Dawn Williams

In 1990, Dawn Williams was a recent business school grad who wanted to reconnect with the University.

August 18, 2005

ADA honors Dworkin for pain research

For more than three decades, Dr.

Strauss Lecture: Myths, realities in Canadian health care

Americans often point to the Canadian health care system to prove, or disprove, certain ideas about how our own system functions.

Hansen new CEO of Children’s Hospital


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.

Mystery Photo

Where are we? The photo above was taken somewhere on campus.

Davie to be honored as ‘Inventor of the Year’


UW shines on Comcast

If you’re a fan of CNN Headline News, you may have seen some familiar faces popping up on the screen.

Campus news & notes

A VERY HUSKY CD: Kim Davenport, a pianist who earned her master’s at the School of Music, plays music composed by the late John Verrall, a longtime professor at the school, on a new CD.

Hurricane season: New project hopes to improve forecasts of storms’ intensity

A collaborative research team headed in part by a UW atmospheric scientist this week began one of the largest hurricane research projects ever undertaken to better understand dramatic, rapid changes in tropical storm intensity that have baffled forecasters for years.



ADAI grants

The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute invites applications from University of Washington faculty for its Small Grants Research Awards.

August 4, 2005

Students wanted for diesel study

UW researchers are studying the effects of children’s exposure to diesel bus exhaust, and are looking for students in the Seattle and Tahoma school districts who ride diesel school buses.

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