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Federal grant supports nurse practitioner training, rural primary care

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

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SPOKANE, Wash. – A new federal grant received by the WSU College of Nursing will help train nurse practitioners and address a critical shortage of primary-care providers in Eastern Washington rural areas. » More …

June 18-29: Native American Health Sciences Institute slated at WSU Spokane

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

SPOKANE, Wash. – For more than two decades, WSU has hosted Native American and Alaska Native teenagers for a summer camp to expose them to careers in the health sciences. » More …

Associate dean targets goals for rural medicine, global experiences

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Williams Farion - WSU Tri-Cities assoc medical dean 2017RICHLAND, Wash. – It may be two years before WSU Tri-Cities has medical students, but Farion Williams, the new associate dean of medicine for that campus, is ramping up for students who will spend their final two years in the region. » More …

Hoeksel named fellow in Nat’l League for Nursing

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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Renee Hoeksel, executive associate dean and professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and will be inducted into the academy in September. » More …

College of Medicine incorporates nutrition, exercise physiology training

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at WSU Spokane has been named as an academic department and incorporated into the WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. » More …

WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $1.57 million National Institutes of Health grant to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms that cause cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease. » More …

WSU researchers deliver first “nanotherapeutics” to tumor

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – For the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues. » More …

Grad student mistake nabs $103,938 NIH research fellowship

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By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

A Washington State University graduate student has turned the results of a botched laboratory experiment into a prestigious National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellowship. » More …

WSU College of Medicine appoints four new administrators

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VerHeul, Schecter, Murray, Williams (l-r)

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane director of communications

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University recently added a communications director and three associate deans. » More …