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Nov. 13: Mass-casualty simulation exercise held by WSU Spokane health science students

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane health sciences students will take part in a simulation to treat victims of a mass shooting — part of their interprofessional education curriculum. » More …

Keith Campbell honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Keith Campbell
Campbell

SPOKANE, Wash. – R. Keith Campbell embodies just about every characteristic you can use to describe lifetime achievement within the profession of pharmacy. » More …

WSU e-bandage combats drug-resistant bacteria, wins defense innovation award

By Erik Gomez, intern, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

defense tech award PULLMAN, Wash. – A WSU research team was awarded the TechConnect Defense Innovation Award at this year’s Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges summit for their invention of an electrochemical scaffold to combat drug-resistant bacterial wound infections » More …

Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Heath professor named to National Academy of Medicine

By John Sutherland, University Communications

Njenga Kariuki, WSU global animal science, National Academy of Medicine
Njenga

PULLMAN, Wash. – M. Kariuki Njenga, a Washington State University professor in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health and a leader in the effort to address emerging zoonotic diseases, has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. » More …

Oct. 27: Brain diseases focus of WSU Translational Medicine Symposium

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

translational_medicine_symposium_bannerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane will be hosting its first annual Translational Medicine Symposium, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at the Providence Auditorium, 20 W 9th Ave in Spokane, Wash. » More …

Women’s Funding Alliance awards WSU Spokane, Gonzaga $45,000 for women’s leadership program

By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. – Women’s Funding Alliance has awarded WSU Health Sciences Spokane and Gonzaga University a $45,000 grant to host a summer institute to educate and encourage undergraduate women to become effective leaders in the civic and political arenas. » More …

Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

James-Lois
Lois James

SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing. » More …

Grant will create fellowships for researchers with disabilities at WSU

By Addy Hatch, College of Nursing

Jae Kennedy, WSU Health Policy & Administration
Kennedy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Research scientists with disabilities are underrepresented in the health sciences, yet such scholars bring needed perspective to understanding and improving health policies and services for people with disabilities. » More …

Reducing opioid use via online pain management focus of $2.5M study

 By Addy Hatch, WSU Spokane

Wilson-Marian-WSU Nursing
Wilson

SPOKANE, Wash. – Marian Wilson, an assistant professor at the WSU College of Nursing, is joining a team of scientists who’ll lead a federally funded, $2.5 million study investigating whether an online pain management program can help patients with chronic pain reduce or eliminate the amount of prescription opioids they take. » More …