SPOKANE, Wash. — Two leaders of Washington State University’s research efforts, Jim Petersen, vice provost for research, and Dennis Dyck, professor of psychology and associate dean for research at WSU Spokane, have been named to the board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research
Under Petersen’s leadership, the WSU office of research coordinates programs which catalyze high-quality research and scholarly activities across the institution. Such programs include matching funds for equipment acquisition, start-up grants for new faculty, sponsorship of universitywide centers, and the development of new interdisciplinary research initiatives which bring added prestige and resources to the institution.
The author of two patents and more than 100 publications in peer refereed journals, Petersen has had a breadth of experience in biomedical and biological research. His research has been supported by industry, national laboratories, the
Dyck, who also is director of the Health Research and
Before holding his current positions, he served as director of the Washington Institute for Mental Illness Research and Training (eastern branch) at WSU Spokane. Under his direction, WIMIRT brought in more than $10 million in grant funding. Dyck has received numerous awards, including the 1994 WSU Spokane Faculty Excellence Award and the RH Institute Award for Scientific Merit at the
Last summer Dyck was named coordinator of the Spokane Alliance for Medical Research, collaboration between private and state colleges and universities, the medical health service and research centers in
The Northwest Association for Biomedical Research is a nonprofit organization committed to deepening the public’s appreciation of the value of biomedical research and its benefits to humans and animals. NWABR is part of a nationwide network dedicated to educating citizens about the biomedical research process, including its challenges, its ethical and social implications and its achievements.
Petersen described the vision for WSU’s research as it fits with the NWABR mission. “With our established research agenda in the health sciences and the combination of our excellence in basic science in
With more than $150 million in annual research expenditures, WSU is among the nation’s premier research institutions. As part of the university’s extensive research portfolio, researchers examine health-science issues, ranging from diabetes and the world’s food supply to animal well-being and medication use through the use of state-of-the-art laboratories, clinical studies and community partnerships.
Â· WSU Office of Research: www.research.wsu.edu
Â· Northwest Association for biomedical Research: www.nwabr.org
p; Spokane Alliance for Medical Research: www.spokanemedicalresearch.org