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Sept. 5: Common Reading lecture — HIV, AIDS stigmas persist into digital times 

PULLMAN, Wash. – Matthew Jeffries, director of Washington State University’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center, will present “Not all video games and the brat pack: AIDS stigma from the 1980s to the digital age” as a common reading lecture at 5 p.m. Tues., Sept. 5, in CUE 203.  » More …

Opportunities for addiction care, HIV prevention in Russia

SPOKANE, Wash. – Opioid resistance therapy using methadone is regarded as one of the most effective treatments for opioid use disorders as well as for helping to reduce HIV risks. Such therapy, however, is not available in Russia. » More …

March 6: Physician researcher to present HIV update

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

Spach-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A university physician and researcher will give a progress report on the treatment of HIV at the 19th annual Robert F.E. Stier Lecture in Medicine on the Washington State University campus in Spokane. » More …

Reaching beyond excellence

Faculty outreach key to student success

PULLMAN – John Alderete knows he’s the new kid on the block.

 

As a newcomer, he wants to find connections within WSU and support other faculty and staff in their work.

 

The associate vice provost for research arrived at WSU last winter, bringing with him his research program in molecular biosciences. A highly successful scientist who has had a $20 million career of federal funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alderete studies the molecular basis of disease pathogenesis. He holds several patents and invented diagnostics for trichomoniasis, which … » More …

AIDS Memorial Quilt, HIV Discussions


Photo: One block from the AIDS Memorial Quilt. (Photo from aidsquilt.org).

RICHLAND — Seven blocks from the national AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display Monday, Nov. 26, through Saturday, Dec. 1, at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The exhibit features a special awareness event each day, ranging from free HIV testing to a discussion on the history of AIDS and HIV in the Tri-Cities.

The exhibit and events are in the WSU Tri-Cities West Building Atrium at 2710 University Drive, Richland. The West Building is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. … » More …

Comedian will bring laughter, HIV awareness

PULLMAN – Comedian Mike DeStafano’s personal story of addiction and disease is no laughing matter. But as a health educator, author and comedian, he knows that humor can help people understand difficult topics.DeStefano will speak at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 at Washington State University’s Heald Hall Room G3. He is performing as part of the “Out There” program sponsored by the Whitman County Public Health Department and WSU’s Gender Identity/Expression and Sexual Orientation Resource Center. The program aims to provide the Pullman community with HIV awareness.While humor helps people understand serious topics such as HIV/AIDS, DeStefano says it also makes it easier for him … » More …

Research legacy expands

What is it that remains behind when a lifetime researcher or professor closes the office door a final time and moves on to other interests? In the case of Travis McGuire, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, who retired last May with 40 years of service to WSU and, ultimately, the world, the final outcome is still expanding and being written.Though he still carries a part-time appointment, McGuire left behind a legacy of thriving programs and talented individuals who are carrying on his passion, and his vision. What began as McGuire’s Ph.D. project evolved into work that eventually changed the field of equine immunology … » More …