Events that Shaped the Character of UW Medicine

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2012 ----- ------------ Jan. 1, 2012: Genetic variation in B cells linked to autoimmune disease – diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis.

2011 ----- ------------ Feb. 27, 2011: HIV vaccine changes genetic makeup of AIDS virus.

2010 ----- ------------ Jan. 1, 2010: Northwest Hospital & Medical Center joins UW Medicine.

2000s ----- ------------ Jan. 21, 2000: UW Board of Regents approve creation of UW Academic Medicine Board (now called UW Medicine Board).

1990s ----- ------------ Sept. 30, 1990: At end of National Institutes of Health 1990 fiscal year, UW School of Medicine for first time exceeds $100 million in NIH grants. The school consistently ranks in top five in federal funding for research.

1980s ----- ------------ March 14, 1980: First endowed chair at UW School of Medicine created in memory of Dr. Robert H. Williams, founding chair of Department of Medicine.

1970s ----- ------------ March 7, 1970: Medic One goes into operation as an on-the-scene, emergency response system for heart attacks and other medical crises. It is a model for emergency response systems around the world.

1960s ----- ------------ March 9, 1960: At University Hospital, world’s first long-term dialysis patient is treated on an artificial kidney.

1950s ----- ------------ Sept. 20, 1951: UW medical students train in surgery at Seattle Veterans Administration Hospital, shortly after the hospital affiliated with UW medical school.

1940s ----- ------------ March 1, 1945: Gov. Monard C. Wallgren signs Medical-Dental Bill to authorize the formation of UW Schools of Medicine and Dentistry.