Alumni Go Global
After graduating from the UWSOM, the possibilities are endless. This month, the alumni association interviewed nine graduates who have worked in some of the farthest corners of the earth, fulfilling needs by teaching, researching, caring for and empowering their patients.
Drew Garcia, PA-C (Spokane Class 3): An Adventure in Egypt
Scott Barnhart, M.D., Res. ’82 (internal medicine), Fel. ’84 (pulmonary and critical care): Partnering with the CDC to Prevent HIV Transmission in Zimbabwe and South Africa
Cody McDonald, B.S. ’06 (prosthetics and orthotics): Improving Orthotic Treatment in Laos
Daniel Capurro, M.D., Ph.D. ’12 (biomedical and health informatics): Creating a Learning Healthcare System in Chile
Nassim Assefi, M.D. ’97: Physician, Novelist, Curator, Activist and TED Fellow
Paul Drain, M.D. ’06: Researching Better Treatment for HIV Patients
Daphne Ma, Ph.D. ’12 (immunology): Fogarty Fellow Fights Bacteria
Todd Lefkowicz, MOT ’01: Giving the Gift of Mobility
Cyndi Robinson, Ph.D. '10 (rehabilitation science): Bringing Rehabilitation Medicine to Moldova
Two Fascinating Panel Discussions for Alumni
Alumni are invited to hear two panel discussions on Friday, Oct. 25. The first panel, “UW Medicine on Healthy Aging,” features three UW Medicine faculty members:
Howard A. Chansky, M.D., UW Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine; Chief of UW Arthroplasty Services
Thomas J. Montine, M.D., Ph.D., UW Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology; UW Adjunct Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery; Nancy and Buster Alvord Endowed Chair in Neuropathology
Christopher J. L. Murray, M.D., D.Phil., UW Professor, Department of Global Health; Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.
Graduate School Public Lecture Series: Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., MPH, Acting Surgeon General for the U.S. Public Health Service
As acting surgeon general, Boris Lushniak, M.D., MPH, shares scientific information with the public regarding ways to improve personal health and the health of the nation. He also oversees the operations of the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which consists of approximately 6,700 uniformed health officers who serve around the world. UW School of Medicine alumni are invited to hear Dr. Lushniak speak as part of the Graduate School Public Lecture Series.
Thursday, November 7
Kane Hall (Room 120)
This event is free, but advance registration is required. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 206.543.0540.
Leonard Cobb Symposium
The Department of Medicine invites you to attend a symposium to honor the life and work of Leonard A. Cobb, M.D., professor emeritus in the Division of Cardiology and a founder of the Medic One Foundation. Dr. Cobb is a world-renowned scholar and scientist, an outstanding administrator and a highly-valued educator and mentor at the UW School of Medicine.
Leonard A. Cobb: “The State of the Art in Resuscitative Medicine”
Wednesday, Nov. 6
Orin Smith Auditorium
UW Medicine at South Lake Union
850 Republican Street, Seattle, WA 98109
RSVP no later than October 25 to
email@example.com or 206.543.8584.
Alumni in the News
Grateful Boy Dresses up as his Doctor for Halloween
Jay Rubinstein, M.D. ’87, Ph.D. is honored by his seven-year old patient who has received two Cochlear implants from his doctor.
WWII Veteran who Witnesses Atomic Bomb Test Honored by Governor
Richard Layton, M.D. ’54 is receives the “Governor’s Recognition Award,” given to state residents who are responsible for special accomplishments.
Sugar Love — A not-so-sweet story
Richard J. Johnson, M.D., Res. ’82, Fel. ’86, explains sugar’s role in obesity and why our bodies crave it.
Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines
Julie Gralow, M.D., Fel. ’95, is interviewed about breast cancer screening and screening recommendations on KCPQ.
UW Offers Free Diabetes Treatment to Research Subjects
Kristina Utzschneider, M.D., Res. ’96, Fel. ’05, works on a national research project to determine the best treatment for diabetes patients.
UW Launches New Organ Donor Shared Leave Program
Connie Davis, M.D., ’80, was highlighted regarding her idea: an organ donor shared leave program at the University of Washington.
Middle-Aged Men, Too, Can Blame Estrogen for That Waistline
Alvin Matsumoto, M.D. ’75, Res. ’78, Chief Res. ’79, comments on his research with testosterone and estrogen levels in aging men.
Men Need ‘Female’ Hormone for Sex Drive, Fat Control: Study
Bradley Anawalt, M.D., Res. ’92, Chief Res. ’93, discusses new research that reveals how important estrogen is for men.
Where Am I?
Think you know every nook and hideout connected to UW Medicine? Guess where this picture was taken and win a UW School of Medicine prize. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org with your guess, and put “where am I?” in the subject line.
Congratulations to Dominic A. Emerson, M.D. ’10, Harold B. Leland, M.D. '64 and Richard L. Semon, M.D. ’74, Res. ’79, who correctly identified the photo clue featured in last month’s newsletter as the emergency department entrance at Harborview Medical Center.
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