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March 6: Physician researcher to present HIV update
February 17, 2015

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.

Bile-farmed bears’ hearts ‘not normal,’ says WSU researcher
June 24, 2014

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.

Rock Doc: Grizzly bear research might help human medicine
April 15, 2014

By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

peters-e-k-2010-80PULLMAN, Wash. – I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way.

$1.5M grant helps turn chemical weapon into medical marvel
March 19, 2014

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.

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.

UI and WSU

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National medicine library director to lecture at WSU
July 18, 2013


Donald Lindberg, director of the U.S. National Library
of Medicine, in front of the library’s Visible Human Project.

PULLMAN, Wash. – Donald Lindberg, director of the U.S. National Library of Medicine, will visit Washington State University for the inaugural distinguished lecture series through the Department of Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience. He will present “The History of Science Publication in the U.S.” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, in the science forum (room 305) of the new Veterinary and Biomedical Research Building. A reception will follow.


Lindberg will hold informal discussions with IPN faculty and students, as … » More …

Researcher recognized for drug reaction discovery in dogs
July 8, 2013

Mealey with Bumpus

WSU’s Katrina Mealey with her Jack Russell terrier, Bumpus,
named after former Coug football wide receiver, Michael
Bumpus. (Photo by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services)

PULLMAN, Wash. – Because one dog’s miracle drug can be another dog’s poison, Washington State University researcher Katrina Mealey has spared countless dogs worldwide from crippling illness and death caused by commonly prescribed medications.

Calling her a “leader in the field of veterinary pharmacogenetics,” the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association will recognize Mealey this week at its Life Science Innovation Northwest conference in Seattle. Mealey, … » More …

Get your health questions answered by Wellbeing staff
August 18, 2010




What is WSU Wellbeing?

Wellbeing tools and assessments

National Wellness Institute

PULLMAN – The WSU Wellbeing staff is offering a new service called Ask WB.


Ask WB is a health education and information resource for faculty, staff and students. Submissions will be kept anonymous and answered by Wellbeing staff in collaboration with WSU educators, health care providers and health professionals. 


The Wellbeing staff will help find the answers and information related to the eight dimensions of health:





emotional health

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Health outreach program reaches 10-year milestone
July 27, 2010


SPOKANE – This year marks the 10th anniversary of Project H.O.P.E. (Health Occupations Preparation Experience), an annual summer internship program for high school students coordinated by Washington’s two Area Health Education Centers in partnership with the Washington State Office of Community and Rural Health.


Unfortunately, this is also the year the program saw its funding cut amid statewide budget upheaval, leaving the program’s future uncertain.


Initiated in 2001, Project H.O.P.E. was developed to encourage ethnically diverse students living in rural, underserved areas of the state to explore health careers. For the students, the … » More …

WSU Tri-Cities student named a Goldwater Scholar
July 27, 2010


Video by Matthew Haugen, WSU News Service




Details on the
Goldwater Scholarship

Details on PNNL’s bio-based product research program are at

RICHLAND – A WSU Tri-Cities student and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory intern earned the national Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for the 2010-2011 academic year.


Kristen Meyer, a science major specializing in chemistry, received the award based on her research with fungi and how her undergraduate work will support her long-term commitment to biomedical research and the development of novel organic compounds including antibiotics.


“It’s a significant … » More …