UWHA Kickoff Meeting Tonight (8/26)

6:30 PM
Harborview Medical Center in the Research and Training (R&T) Room 117
Dinner Provided


Seeking Projects for Engineering Innovation in Medicine, DUE AUG 24th

See below for unique opportunity. Brief application is attached.

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We are preparing for the 2015-2016 Engineering Innovations in Medicine program and would like to invite you to be a clinical partner.  As you know, this is a year-long program to pair physicians with engineers with the goal to tackle unmet clinical needs.  In the past two years the projects have resulted in functional medical innovation prototypes, many of which have continued on to gain additional funding for further development and testing.

If you have an unmet clinical need that you would like us to solve, or if you are interested in submitting an idea for or mentoring a medical innovation project, please let us know!  Attached is a form with additional information about our program, as well as an application for potential projects.

Please feel free to forward this on to anyone who you think may be interested.   The due date is listed as August 20th, but we are happy to extend this until Monday August 24th.  If you need more time, please let us know.

We look forward to collaborating with you.


The Engineering Innovations in Medicine 2015-2016 Teaching Team:

- Jonathan Posner, PhD – UW, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering
- Keith Chan, MD – UW Radiology
- Jon Liu, PhD – UW Mechanical Engineering
- Kat Steele, PhD – UW, Mechanical Engineering


Thanks to all who came out for the 2015 Summer Jam!

Impressive turn-out overall and interns, nice job representing! Thanks to Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Peds, Oto, Ortho, EM, Neurosurgery, Plastics, Radiology, Hospital Dentistry, Heme Onc, ID, Rehab, Psych, Urology and everyone else who came out! Thanks to the staff at the Garage and the superb DJ D.K. for helping us put on a great party! 

UWHA Summer Jam!

UW residents and fellows  -  this party is for you! 

It's the start of a new academic year -- we have new interns struggling to write their notes just a little bit faster, new fellows getting to experience their first Seattle summer, surgery residents remembering what it is to have a life as they move into their research years... and they there's the rest of us, excited to have a slightly new role, new rotations, and basking in this glorious sunshine. It's a cause for celebration, I'd say!


The UW Housestaff Association would like to invite you to the Summer JAM! 

8pm until whenever. We'll have free drink tickets, a DJ, bowling, appetizers and an opportunity to meet all the new residents and fellows in your and other programs!

Can't wait to meet and dance the night away with everyone! 

Vox: Do no harm

There’s an infection hospitals can nearly always prevent. Why don’t they?

by Sarah Kliff on July 9, 2015



NYT: The Real Problem With Medical Internships

Welcome Interns!

UWHA, and the entire housestaff community, welcomes you to the UW family. We look forward to getting to know you and working with you throughout the year. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have questions about anything. See you on Wednesday! 

Training Young Doctors: The Current Crisis

Insightful essay on medical training and how it has evolved.
Written by Lara Goitein, MD


Vote to approve the new UWHA Constitution

Colleagues -

The new constitution for the UWHA is attached and ready to be reviewed for ratification.  Please review it at your earliest convenience and follow the link below to vote for its approval.  The poll will be open until Monday April 20 at 5 pm.


As always your comments, questions and suggestions are welcomed.  Please feel free to email me: jtorpey@uw.edu.



PlayDate Sea – An Event for Residents & Fellows with Children on Saturday, 3/14 – FREE!

Bring your kids to this 8,000 sq. ft. indoor playground featuring climbing, crawling, interactive dance floors, and other fun activities for children.  GME has a private room where you can meet other trainee families onSaturday, 3/14 from 10 am to 12 Noon.  You are welcome to stay and play all day, but we have to vacate the room at noon. GME will provide snacks and beverages!

RSVP by Sunday, 3/8 at:  https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/uwgme/261520

PlayDate Sea is located in South Lake Union at 1275 Mercer St, Seattle, WA 98109.

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