Posts by Michael Hilleary

Susan Marx Elected AASA Vice President

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Susan Marx, MBA, PMP, CPC, Department of Surgery Director of Finance and Administration, was elected as the incoming Vice President for the Association of Academic Surgical Administrators (AASA) in September 2019. Susan will serve a three year term in October 2019 as Vice President, President and Past President. Susan expresses, “It means so much to…

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Bariatric surgery for teens coming into mainstream

UW Medicine | Newsroom | August 27, 2019 A recent study found that the teens lost just as much weight as adults, and saw complications such as diabetes disappear or retreat. [Editor’s note: The patient, who is starting college, asked that her last name not be published.] When her endocrinologist first suggested bariatric surgery to deal with…

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Tap know-how to prevent firearm deaths

The Seattle Times | Editorials | August 14, 2019 By The Seattle Times editorial board   This month’s heartbreaking mass shootings have re-energized calls for Congress to strengthen gun control and regulation. Dishearteningly, proposals for how to do so appear to be cleaving largely along entrenched party lines. There is a better way. The mayors…

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UW Medicine milestone: 1,000 lung-transplant recipients

UW Medicine | Newsroom | August 7, 2019 UW Medical Center is the 11th U.S. hospital to achieve that volume, and the only such provider in the Pacific Northwest.   UW Medicine’s lung-transplant team, the only such providers in the Pacific Northwest, performed their 1,000th transplant on July 7, 2019.  Ten other U.S. programs have reached…

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Rising beyond the scars

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 7, 2019 Recovering from a burn injury isn’t just physical. A lot of it is emotional as well. That’s what Camp Eyabsut aims to do for young burn survivors by providing them with an experience where they can just be kids. Many of the campers — and even some of the…

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A public health approach could address gun violence

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 7, 2019 Following the recent deadly events in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, there are nationwide calls to address these mass shootings. However, firearm violence happens every day. “I think it’s important to recognize that mass shootings represent one percent of the firearms problem in this country,” said Eileen…

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Exposing young minds to science and medicine

UW Medicine | The Huddle | August 1, 2019 This July, UW Medicine gave high school students a close-up look at science, medicine and healthcare simulation at the Chehalis School District’s annual High School Student STEM Camp. Dr. Robert Sweet, a urologist at the Kidney Stone Center at Northwest Hospital, and executive director of the…

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Department of Surgery 2019 Summer Picnic

The Department of Surgery hosted its inaugural Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 14, 2019 for our faculty, residents, fellows, staff and their families. Those that attended were welcomed with Department of Surgery logo blankets—perfect for sitting in the lawn for a picnic! The event included two food trucks, many homemade side dishes and desserts, a…

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Metabolic surgery may help those with Type 2 Diabetes

KING5 News Author: William Abeyta, Amity Addrisi Published: 6:13 PM PDT July 25, 2019 Less than one percent of those who qualify for metabolic surgery for Type 2 Diabetes get help. Roughly 30 million people in the U.S have Type 2 Diabetes. The disease claims 80,000 lives each year. One senior investigator at the UW…

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