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Floyd College of Medicine granted NWCCU accreditation

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) achieved another significant milestone this week when it received news that WSU was granted accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) for the doctor of medicine program that the ESFCOM will be offering. » More …

Natural plant defense could help fight cancer, Alzheimer’s

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

PULLMAN, Wash. – A natural defense that helps plants ward off insect predators, discovered at Washington State University, could lead to better crops and new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. » More …

Apply for summer research in bioenergy, health, bioplastics

PULLMAN, Wash. – Deadlines are March 1, 3 and 10 for undergraduates to apply for three new Washington State University summer research programs that recently received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and U.S. Department of Agriculture. » More …

Economist wins fellowship to improve community health

PULLMAN, Wash. – Coordinating patient care among providers to improve health and lower costs is the focus of a proposal by a Washington State University professor who recently was awarded a $5,000 one-year community health fellowship. » More …

Rewards treat alcohol abuse in those with mental illness

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University have shown that offering prizes – from simple shampoo to DVD players – can be an effective, low-cost treatment for alcohol abuse, the nation’s third leading preventable cause of death. » More …

Feb. 16, March 23, April 13: Community health series

SPOKANE, Wash. – A three-part lecture series about human development across the lifespan will be Feb. 16, March 23 and April 13, hosted by Washington State University Extension’s child and family research unit and human development department. » More …

Sperm changes documented years after chemotherapy

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has documented epigenetic changes in the sperm of men who underwent chemotherapy in their teens. » More …

WSU professor joins social insurance advisory group

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jae Kennedy, a professor of health policy and administration at Washington State University Spokane, has accepted membership into the National Academy of Social Insurance. It contributes research and expertise to the policymaking process for Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, disability insurance, worker’s compensation and other social insurance programs. » More …