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Consultant helps WSU explore medical school in Spokane
April 4, 2014

medical-building-180SPOKANE, Wash. – President Elson S. Floyd and WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown spent the past two days meeting with Spokane leaders and media to announce that Washington State University has hired a management consulting firm to study the possibility of WSU starting its own medical school in Spokane.

Crowd celebrates opening of health sciences building
December 9, 2013

SPOKANE, Wash. – Medical student Scott Hippe says one of his favorite things about the $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building is the windows. Huge panes of glass cover most of the structure and offer splendid views of the Washington State University Spokane campus and beyond.

Five-state medical program looks to the future
July 29, 2013


SEATTLE – Officials at the University of Washington, Washington State University and the University of Idaho have announced a future change in the location of 20 first-year WWAMI regional medical education program medical students from WSU Pullman to WSU Spokane.

WWAMI is a partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho that provides publicly supported medical education for the five-state region. The WWAMI name is derived from the first letter of the names of each of the five partner states.

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“Team Care” submitted to Google Foundation
November 5, 2008

Connect health care professionals as members of a team, connect researchers in different disciplines to find answers to global problems, connect health IT information to people who can use it to improve patient care, and connect the health systems of the future in new ways, all with improved health as the outcome. That’s the concept submitted to a Google Foundation idea contest on behalf of WSU’s health sciences programs.


Through Project10tothe100th, the Google Foundation asked people to submit ideas to change the world for the better by helping as many people as possible. Organizations were not allowed to submit directly, so on behalf of … » More …

Molecular microbiologist joins Spokane faculty
October 13, 2008

SPOKANE – As part of the expanding focus on health sciences at WSU Spokane, Weihang Chai, recently joined the research faculty of WWAMI Spokane — the university’s medical education program—as an assistant professor.


Chai comes to WSU Spokane from Texas Woman’s University, where she was an honored research fellow and assistant professor of biology. Her research focuses on understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms behind the growth of cancer cells, especially the mechanism that regulates telomeres (regions of repetitive DNA at the ends of chromosomes). As the principal investigator of several studies on telomere maintenance, Chai brings demonstrated research ability to WWAMI Spokane. … » More …

Proposal intends to create Division of Health Sciences
September 2, 2005

A proposal to create a WSU Division of Health Sciences — one that would unify programs scattered across several colleges — is up for review and comment by faculty, staff, students and the medical community.At the same time, a vision statement addressing how WSU needs to position itself relative to biomedical and health care industries and professions has just been submitted to the provost for review.The proposed Division of Health Sciences is intended to position WSU as a future state and national leader in both health sciences and the biomedical fields, and to launch it as a major player in Spokane’s burgeoning medical market. This … » More …