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Slinker takes over as vice provost for health sciences

Bryan K. Slinker, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University, has been appointed to an expanded role as vice provost for health sciences, Provost and Executive Vice President Warwick M. Bayly and WSU Spokane Chancellor Brian L. Pitcher announced Tuesday.  With Slinker’s appointment, Chancellor Pitcher transfers the title and responsibility the chancellor has held since Summer 2007. 

“We believe that Bryan Slinker’s background as both a biomedical researcher and administrator make him an excellent choice to lead WSU’s expanding health sciences efforts university-wide,” Bayly said.  Dean Slinker’s college is academic home for a number of the university’s outstanding … » More …

Anatomy of growth

Photo: Mark Fineman, first-year veterinary student, holds a horse skull in an osteology lab. (Photo by Becky Phillips, WSU Today).Veterinarians are an inventive bunch. Faced with unforeseen circumstances nearly every working day, they become adept at adapting. Such is the case with those running the 60-year-old veterinary anatomy teaching lab located in McCoy Hall.In 2003, Oregon State University terminated its regional veterinary education partnership, thereby removing 63 students from the WSU veterinary program. To compensate, the Washington Legislature provided funding to accept more students. As a side effect, the number of students trying to squeeze into the aging, crowded vet anatomy lab significantly increased.Though there … » More …