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New mental health tool expedites patient evaluation

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new assessment tool to gauge the risk that someone with a mental illness will commit a crime. It could also speed up long-delayed competency evaluations for people awaiting trial. » More …

WSU program ensures bodies for medical study

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medicine

David-Conley-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The new Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University is procuring the resources it will need once it receives permission to admit students. » More …

College of Pharmacy celebrates students, alumni, donors

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Annual awards and alumni/donors who allowed the College of Pharmacy to present $325,000 in student scholarships this year were celebrated recently at the Washington State University Health Sciences campus in Spokane. » More …

‘Treemageddon’ storm shifts to Arbor Day

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A giant spruce tree knocked down by the Nov. 17 windstorm in Spokane. (Photo by Tim Kohlhauff, WSU)

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – Spokane will observe a bittersweet National Arbor Day this Friday, April 29. Not only is the ponderosa pine its official tree, but the city has been declared a Tree City USA for 12 years in a row by the National Arbor Foundation. » More …

May 6: Swedish Health CEO is commencement speaker

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Anthony-(Tony)-Armada-webSPOKANE, Wash. – The CEO of Swedish Health Services in Seattle will deliver the commencement address for Washington State University Health Sciences Spokane on Friday, May 6. The commencement ceremony starts at 2 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center. » More …

April 22: WSU Spokane hosts Earth Day information fair

Earth-Day-2016SPOKANE, Wash. – A bicycle store, fair trade coffee house, campus recycling and more will host information tables at an Earth Day celebration 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Academic Center lobby at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

May 5: Medication management advocate to speak

Laura-Cranston-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Laura Cranston, executive director of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox. » More …