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Pharmacy welcomes class of 2019 in special ceremony

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University College of Pharmacy recently welcomed its new students in Spokane during the annual White Coat Ceremony. Yakima students will participate in the ceremony on Aug. 27.Continue reading

Today: Open forum for first medical school dean candidate

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

GozalSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will host an open forum 4-5 p.m. today (Wednesday, Aug. 19) for the first of three finalists for founding dean of the new medical school. It will be in the first floor Walgreen’s Auditorium of the Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, 205 E. Spokane Falls Blvd.Continue reading

Genetic tests to be offered for prostate, breast cancers

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A genetic testing company will make available tests for prostate cancer survival and breast cancer recurrence to patients following identification of the biomarker genes in a Washington State University laboratory.Continue reading

Concussion a disproportionate health care cost to society

janessa-gravesSPOKANE, Wash. – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in children are costly to individuals and society. A new study shows that, though moderate and severe TBI cost more for the individuals involved, there are so many more cases of mild TBI, such as concussions, that their cost to the general population is much higher.Continue reading

WSU building out a full portfolio of health sciences

Perspectives-logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Development of the Washington State University School of Medicine continues to attract attention from stakeholders and media, and it certainly will be the cornerstone of WSU Health Sciences Spokane. We remain on track to hire the inaugural dean, apply for accreditation and enroll our first class by fall 2017.Continue reading