Health benefit enrollment open

Open enrollment in WSU health-care plans for 2008 runs Oct. 1 through the end of November. This is the one time each year that employees can change health plans and/or enroll or drop dependants without prior approval. Information will be mailed to employees during October about plan options, changes and adjusting coverage online. Rates for […]

State funding brings WWAMI classroom

The University of Washington and Washington State University have received funds to develop the first phase of the WWAMI Classrooms Project — an initiative to develop state-of-the-art “tele-immersion” video-conferencing classrooms on WWAMI campuses across the five-state region that includes Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Funding for the proposal came from Qwest Settlement Funds administered […]

Gregoire wants tuition cap and 8,300 more students

Gov. Chris Gregoire gave her annual State of the State address on Jan. 9, including a call to cap college and university tuition, increase enrollment by 8,300 students and increase heath care training at WSU Spokane. For a complete transcript click on the following link to at For additional news coverage go to: […]

Use health flex money until March 15

The 2006 flex spending account (FSA) plan year is coming to an end and you might have an outstanding balance in your medical savings account. Not to worry. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will allow you to spend money remaining in your medical flexible savings account until March 15. Reimbursements requested for 2006 medical and […]

Start a heart, save a life

Your coworker is having a heart attack. A defibrillator could shock the heart and restore a normal heart beat. There’s a good possibility you have a defibrillator in your building, but the possibility is greater that you don’t know where it is or how to use it. Emergency situations can arise at any location on […]

WSU student diagnosed with meningitis

PULLMAN– A 19-year-old male Washington State University student was diagnosed early Monday morning with probable meningococcal meningitis. He is currently being treated at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane. The student lives off campus with two roommates, both of whom have received antibiotic medication against the disease. Health officials are contacting and treating other people […]

Veterinary dean named “Veterinarian of the Year”

PULLMAN – Warwick M. Bayly, dean of Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, has been named the 2006 Washington State Veterinary Medical Association’s Veterinarian of the Year. The award was presented at the WSVMA’s annual convention banquet held Sept. 30, in Yakima. It is the most prestigious award given by the association in recognition […]

Research focuses on advanced medical diagnostics device

Washington State University chemistry professor Herbert Hill can envision a time when complex medical diagnostics will be performed within milliseconds, using an instrument that produces a comprehensive molecular profile from a single sample of a patient’s blood or other bodily fluids.It’s a vision prompted by an emerging science called metabolomics, which is the study of […]

Expertise, effort help horse foal survive complications

With advances in medical technology, Caesarean sections and inducing births have become somewhat commonplace procedures for assisting human childbirth. But equine delivery is a horse of a different color. “Horses are a completely different species from all others,” said Dr. Chantal Rothschild, a veterinary medical resident of the equine team at the Washington State University […]

New chief studies everyday sleep needs

The new WSU-affiliated chief of sleep research briefly presented his vision for the work at a press conference in Spokane on Aug. 18. At the same event, it was announced that WSU sleep research received $3.5 million in federal funding, on top of appropriations of $1.5 million and $50,000 earlier received. Dr. Gregory Belenky, a […]