Department of Surgery News Archive

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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