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WSU Spokane professors create winery, escape

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

phillip and patricia butterfieldSPOKANE, Wash. – Patricia and Phillip Butterfield, both professors in the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University in Spokane, have spent their careers focused on public health and the environment. » More …

WSU College of Medicine invites participants to first health care hackathon April 13-15

By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

word cloudSPOKANE, Wash. – To achieve its mission of tackling health care challenges facing underserved communities across the state, the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is hosting its inaugural hackathon April 13-15 at the WSU Spokane campus. » More …

Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and the proteins associated with it. » More …

Nutrition, exercise physiology adds master’s, doctorate degrees

By Christina Verheul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Elson S Floyd College of Medicine logoSPOKANE, Wash. – Opportunities in nutrition and exercise research will expand in the fall when the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine will launch two new advanced degree programs at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

WSU College of Medicine lands $10 million in new research grants

 By Christina VerHeul, Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

elson floyd college of medicine research 2017SPOKANE, Wash. – Fewer than three years since its inception, Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is making its mark on university research by securing $10 million in new grants and contract awards this fiscal year. » More …

Nov. 13: Mass-casualty simulation exercise held by WSU Spokane health science students

SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane health sciences students will take part in a simulation to treat victims of a mass shooting — part of their interprofessional education curriculum. » More …

Cleveland police launching anti-bias training developed by WSU

By Addy Hatch, WSU College of Nursing

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SPOKANE, Wash. – Two hundred patrol officers in the Cleveland police department will undergo training to recognize their subconscious biases using a simulator developed by an assistant professor in the WSU College of Nursing. » More …