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WSU diabetes researchers seeking study participants
January 23, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. – Volunteers with type 1 or type 2 diabetes or peripheral vascular disease are needed for clinical research trials under way at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy in Spokane.

John White promoted to department chair
October 22, 2013

White-John-2008-80SPOKANE, Wash. – John R. White Jr. has been promoted to chair of the Department of Pharmacotherapy at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy. He is a licensed pharmacist and has been extensively involved in diabetes research and education since 1987. He also is involved in development of a nasal formulation to be used as an antidote to opiate overdose.

Minorities less likely to receive diabetes test
February 10, 2010

SPOKANE – Ethnic and racial minorities bear a disproportionate share of America’s diabetes epidemic but are significantly less likely than whites to receive a commonly used test to monitor control of blood glucose, WSU researchers said.


In a commentary for the current issue of The Diabetes Educator, Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy Joshua Jon Neumiller and colleagues document how black and Hispanic patients diagnosed with diabetes are two to three times less likely than white patients to receive the A1C test during physician office visits.

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Reducing the risk, effects of diabetes discussed
September 8, 2009

RICHLAND — Learn how simple and deliberate lifestyle choices can make all the difference in your health at the Diabetes Education Seminar on Sept. 11 at WSU Tri-Cities.
The speaker is Dr. Hans Diehl, director of the Lifestyle Medicine Institute of Loma Linda, Calif., and founder of the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), a research-based program that facilitates disease reversal by lowering blood cholesterol, triglyceride and blood sugar levels.
Adults and children with Type I or Type II diabetes, or who are pre-diabetic, are especially invited.
The seminar is at 7 p.m. in the Consolidated Information … » More …

Diabetes Initiative 2009 Spring Forum
February 19, 2009

SPOKANE – The focus for the spring forum is “Research Opportunities in Diabetes Management: Models to Increase Compliance and Decrease Cost” will be held from 9-3 p.m., Thursday, May 14.

The team of faculty and staff that make up the WSU Diabetes Initiative are dedicated to reducing the mortality and morbidity from diabetes.

The event is at the WSU Spokane Campus, room number to be announced. For more information and to RSVP to this event, contact Terri Rothwell at 358-7668 or email to:, no later than Friday, May 8.



Pharmacy establishes diabetes professorship
January 23, 2008

PULLMAN – A new endowed professorship for a diabetes educator in the College of Pharmacy at WSU will be held first by the professor for whom it is named.

Professor R. Keith Campbell has been appointed to the newly created “R. Keith Campbell Endowed Professorship in Diabetes Care,” effective Feb. 1.

The College raised from donors far more than the minimum required to establish an endowed professorship and wanted to put the money to work now, while continuing toward a $1 million goal, said College Dean James P. Kehrer.

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WSU Tri-Cities program improves participant health
March 29, 2007

Richland, Wash. — Dennis Sheehan lowered his cholesterol score from 174 to 117 and needs less insulin to treat his diabetes. His wife, Kathy Sheehan, lost 13 pounds without feeling hungry.The Benton City couple accomplished those health goals through the eight-week Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP), a program sponsored by Kadlec Medical Center and Washington State University Tri-Cities.The Seehans and 70 others will graduate from the CHIP program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Drive in Richland. The class is upstairs in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 216.CHIP teaches how lifestyle changes can lead to significant health improvements. It’s designed … » More …

Diabetes epidemic
January 5, 2007

Photo: Gabe Patten, left, information systems coordinator for the College of Pharmacy, demonstrates a new insulin inhaler with help from Keith Campbell. (Photo by Becky Phillips).Diabesity n. – An epidemic of obesity and diabetes that is sweeping America.Coined by Francine Kaufman, M.D., diabesity is a set of conditions afflicting nearly 1.3 million Washington residents. It is estimated that at least 270,000 have been diagnosed with the disease, while 100,000 have undiagnosed diabetes and at least 900,000 may have prediabetes. According to the Washington State Department of Health, diabetes has doubled in Washington since 1990 and is responsible for more than $1 billion in diabetes-related hospital … » More …