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Hoeksel named fellow in Nat’l League for Nursing

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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Renee Hoeksel, executive associate dean and professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing, has been named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education and will be inducted into the academy in September. » More …

College of Medicine incorporates nutrition, exercise physiology training

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at WSU Spokane has been named as an academic department and incorporated into the WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. » More …

WSU receives NIH grant to study heart problems at molecular level

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By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have received a $1.57 million National Institutes of Health grant to understand the molecular-scale mechanisms that cause cardiomyopathy, or heart muscle disease. » More …

WSU researchers deliver first “nanotherapeutics” to tumor

By Eric Sorensen, WSU News

SPOKANE, Wash. – For the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues. » More …

Grad student mistake nabs $103,938 NIH research fellowship

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By Will Ferguson, College of Arts and Sciences

A Washington State University graduate student has turned the results of a botched laboratory experiment into a prestigious National Institutes of Health predoctoral fellowship. » More …

WSU College of Medicine appoints four new administrators

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By Terren Roloff, WSU Spokane director of communications

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University recently added a communications director and three associate deans. » More …

Junior faculty receive seed funding from WSU

planting seeds - new faculty seed grantsBy Alyssa Patrick, Office of Research

Nine junior faculty from across WSU colleges and campuses received New Faculty Seed Grants to kick-start development of their research, scholarly or creative portfolios. » More …

WSU Spokane students win state community service awards

SPOKANE, Wash. – Pharmacy students involved in organizing mumps vaccination clinics in Spokane as well as two students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program will receive community service awards Friday from the Washington state chapter of a national organization that promotes community service from higher education students and employees. » More …

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

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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 …