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Floyd College of Medicine receives preliminary accreditation

wsu-elson-s-floyd-col-of-med-logo_300pSPOKANE, Wash. – The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine at Washington State University today received preliminary accreditation – a major milestone that keeps the college on track to enroll its inaugural class of students in August 2017. » More …

Through Nov. 22: Feminist author subject of medical exhibit

lit-prescripSPOKANE, Wash. – The life of a writer whose physician discouraged her from having a career is the subject of “The Literature of Prescription,” a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine on display through noon Nov. 22 at the academic library at Washington State University Spokane. » More …

Sept. 20: Supercomputing and future of biomedical research

Dimitri-Kusnezov-webSEATTLE – Supercomputing’s roles in biomedical research and policy making will be discussed by U.S. Department of Energy chief scientist Dimitri Kusnezov at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the Allen Institute in Seattle. » More …

Sept. 21: Supercomputing and biomedical research

By Alyssa Patrick, Office of Economic Development

Dimitri-Kusnezov-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Supercomputing’s roles in biomedical research and policy making will be discussed by U.S. Department of Energy chief scientist Dimitri Kusnezov at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. » More …

Feb. 1-March 11: African American surgeons focus of exhibit

By Lorraine Nelson, WSU Spokane

surgeonSPOKANE, Wash. – A traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine featuring the contributions of African American academic surgeons to medicine and medical education will be at the Washington State University Spokane library Feb. 1-March 11 for Black History Month in February. » 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 …

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher

By Linda Weiford, WSU News

moon-bear-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A veterinary cardiologist from Washington State University has just returned from an overseas research trip to help determine whether the highly controversial process of “bile milking” Asiatic black bears is damaging their hearts. » More …

$1.5M grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel

By Rebecca E. Phillips, University Communications

Xian-green-tube-130PULLMAN, Wash. – A middle-aged man is stricken by a heart attack and crumples to the floor. But when paramedics arrive, they skip the oxygen and instead administer a bit of toxic gas that puts the patient into a protective state of “hibernation.” Later, fully recovered in the hospital, the man’s heart shows little sign of damage. » More …

Five-state medical program looks to the future

 

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.

UI and WSU

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