Dr. Nicole Gibran, professor and Director of the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview Medical Center, has been honored by colleagues in the Alumni Association of Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) with its Distinguished Alumna Award. This annual award will be presented to Dr. Gibran in recognition of her outstanding and widely known…

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Published in UW Health Sciences NewsBeat by Brian Donahue In separate research papers, UW Medicine surgeons examine how weight-loss procedures affected patients’ back-to-work function and perinatal risk JAMA and JAMA Surgery have published studies reporting postoperative experiences of bariatric-surgery patients. The research, separately examining pregnancy risks and back-to-work contributions, involved investigators at UW Medicine in…

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Published in Seattle Children’s Hospital’s On the Pulse by Kathryn Mueller Patricia Alva knew, even before her baby girl was born, that something was wrong. When she was pregnant, doctors detected a cyst on the baby’s stomach during an ultrasound. “It was heartbreaking,” said Alva. After she was born, doctors diagnosed baby Olivia with biliary…

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