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President: Medical education plan sound, cost effective
November 10, 2014

perspectives-2012-120pPULLMAN, Wash. – Recent reports may have created some confusion about exactly what Washington State University is pursuing in the medical education realm and whether that path is viable. As the conversation regarding medical education and our statewide physician shortage continues, it is important that we ground the discussion in facts.

Foundation helps fund medical education in Spokane
March 3, 2014

med-ed-120SPOKANE, Wash. – The JP Morgan Chase Foundation awarded Washington State University $100,000 for a pilot program testing second-year medical education curriculum on WSU’s health sciences campus in Spokane.

Fundraising goal met for second-year medical education
September 12, 2013

Lisa Brown, WSU Spokane chancellor


SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU Spokane Chancellor Lisa Brown announced Wednesday that a private fundraising drive to cover some of the costs of a new second-year medical education program in Spokane has reached its $2.3 million goal.

Brown made her announcement during a joint appearance with University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) Dean Paul Ramsey at the Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) annual meeting at the Convention Center.

In 2011, the UWSOM and WSU announced plans for a two-year pilot to test a new method of delivering … » 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 …