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Award will help pharmacy prof lead, advocate for change

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jennifer Robinson, pharmacy clinical associate professor, is one of 30 educators nationwide selected for the 2016-17 Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. » More …

New study to investigate role of sleep in chronic pain

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane

marian-wilson-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University will lead a study to understand the relationship between sleep and chronic pain, part of a nationwide effort to address the rising abuse of opioid pain relievers and expand the arsenal of non-drug treatment options. » More …

Researchers develop novel wound healing technology

before-and-after-cell-stress-80By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University research team has successfully used a mild electric current to take on and beat drug-resistant bacterial infections, a technology that may eventually be used to treat chronic wound infections. » More …

Safer gene therapy delivery reduces cancer risk

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy. » More …

Alumnus honored for excellence in pharmacy, teaching

By Lori Maricle, WSU College of Pharmacy

michael-vargaSPOKANE, Wash. – Michael Varga, alumnus and director of pharmacy at Northwest Specialty Hospital in Post Falls, Idaho, has been named the Washington State University College of Pharmacy’s 2016 Preceptor of the Year. » More …

Hyperbaric chamber eases drug withdrawal symptoms

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

quock-r-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found that treatments of pure oxygen in a high-pressure chamber can relieve the symptoms of opiate withdrawal. » More …

Prescriptions more affordable with Obamacare, Medicare D

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Jae-Kennedy-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have seen significant increases in the number of Americans who can afford to fill prescriptions following implementation of the 2003 Medicare Modernization Act and the 2010 Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare). » More …

Meier receives recognition for inspiring curiosity

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

MeierSPOKANE, Wash. – INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine announced today that Washington State University’s Kathryn Meier is one of 65 scientists from across the country to receive the 2016 Inspiring Women in STEM Award. She is featured in the September issue. » More …

Coffee vs. energy drinks: No difference in caffeine absorption

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

coffee-from-wikimedia-commonsSPOKANE, Wash. – A study at Washington State University is the first published comparison of caffeine absorption after consumption of coffee versus energy drinks and the impacts of temperature and rate of consumption. » More …