Posts Tagged ‘School of Medicine’

September 30th, 2014 - 6:42 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene

THE Ave Challenge: Who will get the call from Stockholm next Sunday night.

  THE-Ave.US Challenge: who is going to win the Nobel?   Next Sunday night (US time), about 9 AM Monday Stockholm time, the Karolinska is going to wake up one to three biologists and announce they have won the  Nobel Prize. Thompson Reuters has their list based on citation, I call this hokey.  I[...]

June 11th, 2014 - 4:08 am § in Schools & Colleges

Can Seattle be Competitive?

In an era of constricting NIH funds, in state that has never been generous to its research universities, in a county where billionaires abound but show little interest in local philanthropy, in a city with a shrinking biotech industry .. can Seattle survive as a big time biology center? Read about o[...]

November 25th, 2012 - 10:26 am § in Misc., Science

The (Mad) Scientist

  By Hannah Waters, The Scientist Mad science has always fascinated the public, but that isn’t why Jim Fields, video producer and journalist for Time Magazine, decided to make the documentary, A: Head, B: Body, about White. “I’m intrigued more by him than anything he particularly [...]

October 15th, 2012 - 6:28 am § in The Ave Scene

UW’s Rank Among World’s Universities

  UW research ranks fourth among world universities By Bob RosethNews and Information Posted under: Honors and Awards, News Releases, Research, UW and the Community   A ranking released by National Taiwan University places the University of Washington fourth among the world’s universitie[...]

October 14th, 2012 - 10:08 pm § in The Ave Scene

UW: a friend passes

Dr. Warren G. Guntheroth MD passed away Monday, September 17 after suffering a heart attack at his office at University Hospital. Warren was an example of UW’s great tradition of patient care .. one of the pioneers in prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). He was also a courageous [...]

March 22nd, 2012 - 12:23 am § in Misc., UW

Allen Brain Institute Becomes Impressive

Paul Allen’s support for the Allen Institute has always seemed more a personal and, perhaps, amateurish effort to do something impressive than the sort of hard-edged .. almost industrial commitment … his buddy Gates has made in malaria research or the fundamental science that has driven [...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:51 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene, UW

NIH Budget Crunch

There is a petition to the White House to increase the NIH budget for FY 2013. This petition was started by Steve Metzler at Johns Hopkins. The current White House proposal calls for a flat NIH budget. After factoring in inflation, flat funding is an equivalent of a funding cut. Research is already [...]

March 14th, 2012 - 10:11 am § in UW

UW Rankings: UW Med Ranks at the top of BOTH Research and Primary Care!

Somebody should share this with Jim McDermott Our Congressman continues, as far as I know, to be utterly unaware of the prominence of the UW …. By KING 5 News U.S. News & World Report has ranked several University of Washington[...]

February 15th, 2012 - 11:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Schools & Colleges, Science, UW

The Dangerous “Research Works Act”

Richard Price, founder and CEO of from TECHCRUNCH Congress is currently considering a bill called “The Research Works Act”, whose purpose is to restrict public access to publicly-funded research. The bill is sponsored by large academic publishers who are keen to keep all research, i[...]

January 23rd, 2012 - 10:03 pm § in Uncategorized

Paternalism in the Hippocratic Oath

Jules van Schaijik of the Personalist Project writes about the Hippocratic Oath (excerpted) “Toward a Reconstruction of Medical Morality”, by Edmund D. Pellegrino, provides a good example.  The Hippocratic ethic, Pellegrino thinks, is paternalistic to a degree that is simply no longer acceptabl[...]