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WSU’s cannabis research center names new leaders

The new director of the Center for Cannabis Policy, Research, and Outreach, David Gang, and the new assistant director, Tracy Klein, have complementary expertise in plant biochemistry and human health.

Outreach program aims to recruit future physicians

A Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine mentorship program intended to inspire students to enter health sciences careers will enroll 155 new junior and high school students from Stevens County this year.

WSU partnership addresses vaccine hesitancy

Faculty from the Murrow College of Communication, WSU Extension, and the College of Education will lead engagement efforts to reduce vaccine hesitancy in rural and underserved communities with a nationwide initiative.

Mindfulness classes available to WSU community

Faculty and staff can learn how to ignore the nagging voice in their head and better appreciate the moment by participating in mindfulness trainings.

Cannabis use can cause harmful drug interactions

Using cannabis alongside other drugs may come with a significant risk of harmful drug-drug interactions, new research by WSU scientists suggests.

New biomarkers could predict rheumatoid arthritis

Cells from a cheek swab revealed biomarkers for rheumatoid arthritis that could lead to a way to diagnose and begin treatment before the disease develops, according to a WSU study.