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College of Medicine class profile gives glimpse into medical education need

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S. Floyd_College_of_Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – A new profile of the WSU Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine charter class shows it is comprised of a strong percentage of women, low socioeconomic status and first generation students. » More …

Paul Lauzier Foundation gives clinical equipment to College of Medicine

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

lauzier foundation logo SPOKANE, Wash. – First-year medical students at WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will get to learn and test their patient examination skills in a hands-on environment thanks to the Paul Lauzier Foundation’s gift of equipment for eight clinical exam rooms on the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

Numerica donation arms WSU medical students with iPads

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By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

SPOKANE, Wash. – Students arriving in August to attend WSU’s new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will kick off their medical education with a technology head start thanks to the generous donation of iPads from Numerica Credit Union. » 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 …

‘Sleep gene’ offers clues about why we need our zzzs

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jason GerstnerSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen how a particular gene is involved in the quality of sleep experienced by three different animals, including humans. The gene and its function open a new avenue for scientists exploring how sleep works and why animals need it so badly. » More …

Faculty earn first local health outcomes fellowships

PULLMAN, Wash. – Three Washington State University faculty members whose research focuses on improving health outcomes are the first recipients of Community Health Impact Fellowship Awards from the Center for Learning & Innovation at Pullman Regional Hospital. » 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 …

Ask Dr. Universe: How does digestion work?

dr-universe-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – All around the world, animals are eating all kinds of different foods. Our foods might be different, but one thing is true for all of us: We have to digest. » More …