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When science slides – wet weather sets off mudslides

Weathercatch Photo LogoBy Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – When it comes to precipitation, the Inland Northwest has really been dumped on. Look no further than the pot holes, soggy lawns and tattered rubber boots for proof.  And now — landslides. » More …

WSU, Albertsons create first U.S. program allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations

WSU Albertsons logos

SPOKANE, Wash. — A pilot program in Idaho, hosted by Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Albertsons Companies, has led to the first law to expand patient access to health care services through immunization training for pharmacy technicians. » More …

Joseph Coyne receives AUPHA distinguished service award

Joseph Coyne, WSU Health Policy and Administration

Professor Emeritus Joseph Coyne, with the Department of Health Policy and Administration, WSU College of Nursing, has received the 2016 Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Distinguished Service Award for his leadership as chair of the Global Faculty Forum during 2014-2016. » More …

Scientific Wellness enhances personalized medicine training

WSU Spokane Health Science logoSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is announcing today that its inaugural class will be participating in a cutting-edge Scientific Wellness program provided by Arivale. » 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 …

April 14: Research panel discusses marijuana legalization

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

cannabis leavesSPOKANE, Wash. – A panel discussion about the effects of legalized marijuana in Washington, Oregon and Colorado will be part of the annual Washington State University Spokane Inland Northwest Research Symposium on Friday, April 14. » More …

Why it was a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad winter

car buried in snow

By Nic Loyd, WSU meteorologist, and Linda Weiford, WSU News

What did the tree say after a long winter? What a re-leaf …

SPOKANE, Wash. – Never mind that March was among the wettest on record for the Inland Northwest. Our miserable winter is what still stands out. Just talking about it elicits grimaces and head shakes. » More …

Pharmacy Ph.D. student wins Three Minute Thesis contest

By C. Brandon Chapman, College of Education

PULLMAN, Wash. – Panshak Dakup, a College of Pharmacy doctoral student at Washington State University Spokane, won the annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) event in Pullman Tuesday with his presentation, “The Benefits of Circadian Function in Cancer Therapy.” » More …

March 30-31: Symposium features updates on police culture

SPOKANE, Wash. – “Changing Police Culture” is the theme of a March 30-31 symposium on the Washington State University Spokane campus with presentations ranging from stress and suicide to sleep and performance to how research in the field has affected police training, policies and practice. » More …