Dennis Dyck

WSU awarded grant to test new intervention

Maureen Schmitter- Edgecombe Dennis Dyck Researchers at WSU have received a $320,000 grant from the Alzheimer’s Association to test a novel intervention for treating individuals with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.   This three-year early intervention study will be the first to examine the effectiveness of a […]

Requests taken this month for life sciences fund

In 2008, the Life Sciences Discovery Fund Authority will begin awarding $35 million annually to fund health-related research and economic development in Washington. This month, research proposals are being solicited for $3 million to help kick off the process. Ken Spitzer, WSU associate vice provost for research, said the intent with the initial, privately funded […]

New partnership expands MRI services, research

SPOKANE — WSU Spokane and Spokane Advanced Imaging Institute (SAII) recently finalized an agreement providing WSU researchers access to the region’s first “functional imaging” magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. SAII opened the facility containing the 3.0 tesla MRI in May 2006. A typical MRI system provides a picture of some part of the patient’s anatomy, […]

WSU Spokane announces administrative title changes

Washington State University Spokane Chancellor Brian Pitcher today announced that the titles of two senior administrative positions at the Spokane campus have been changed from associate dean to vice chancellor.One of the positions affected by the change is that of Jo Ann Thompson, professor and former senior associate dean of WSU Spokane, who works closely […]

Medical alliance assembles

In a move to leverage the significant health care sector in Spokane and the presence of Washington State University and other educational and research institutions in the region, an alliance focused on medical research will be established in Spokane. Dennis Dyck, associate dean for research at WSU Spokane, has been named the initial coordinator. An […]