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WSU professor to work with Parkinson’s patients
July 20, 2010

SPOKANE – A WSU pharmacy professor will spend fall semester working with and studying a select group of Parkinson’s Disease patients, thanks to a national fellowship award.

Joshua J. Neumiller, an assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU Spokane, is hoping to find out if intensive medication management will help the patients’ motor skills after they have gone through deep brain stimulation surgery.

Neumiller will be working with Spokane neurosurgeon Dr. Jonathan Carlson as well as the pharmacy and nursing departments at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Neumiller received the only Pharmacy Faculty Development Fellowship in Geriatric Pharmacy that was … » More …

Med school applicants check out WSU campuses
February 9, 2010

SPOKANE – This week at WSU Spokane, more than 50 applicants for the University of Washington WWAMI program will be interviewed to see if they will be admitted to medical school.

This is the first time that Washington state students have gone through these interviews at a location outside Seattle. It gives some prospective students a look at the Riverpoint Campus and the Spokane community before they have to indicate at which campus location—Spokane, Pullman or Seattle—they want to study for their first year.

A panel of local doctors and medical school faculty are asking applicants tough questions about why they want to … » More …

Pioneering researcher receives Distinguished Alumnus award
October 13, 2008

PULLMAN — Roger O. McClellan, a pioneering researcher in the fields of inhalation toxicology, comparative medicine and human health risk analysis, will receive the Regents’ Distinguished Alumnus Award at 2 p.m. Friday in Kimbrough Concert Hall on the Pullman campus.


The award is the highest honor the university grants to one of its alumni.


Following the award presentation, which will be made by WSU President Elson S. Floyd and Board of Regents’ Chair Francois Forgette, McClellan will speak on “Science and Public Policy: An Uneasy Relationship.”


“This award recognizes a WSU … » More …

Young eagle Jordan dies
January 28, 2008

PULLMAN – One of two very weak and starving bald eagles found near Colville, Wash., has died at WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine. 

The 3-year old juvenile eagle nicknamed “Jordan,” died this morning after crews say she appeared to be resting well overnight. The eagle suffered severe dehydration, hypothermia, and had lost a large percentage of its normal body weight before it was found in the wild unable to fly.  During treatment at WSU, the eagle remained very lethargic and was not eating well.  Veterinary care providers said Jordan passed quietly in its enclosure.

“The odds of survival were not good from the very beginning,” … » More …

Funding provided for veterinary communication program
April 30, 2007

PULLMAN – Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine has attracted a major corporate partner with a pledge of $150,000 to fund its pioneering clinical communication efforts. Schering-Plough Animal Health Corp. has provided $150,000 to the WSU program. SPAH is a leading manufacturer and marketer of biologicals, pharmaceuticals and specialty products for animals. A portion of the gift will also establish the Schering-Plough Animal Health Graduate Fellowship in Veterinary Communication. The remainder will be used to further develop and implement an effective clinical communication teaching curriculum that can be applied in the training of veterinarians worldwide. “We are grateful to Schering-Plough for sharing the vision … » More …

Vet Med lands $1.8M grant from Wellcome Trust
May 17, 2005

PULLMAN — Disease researchers in Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine have been awarded more than $1.8 million from the Wellcome Trust.The funding will be used to continue vaccine development for animal diseases that severely limit health, nutrition and economic growth in poorer countries. The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second largest non-governmental supporter of biomedical research.  Professor Guy Palmer, based in the WSU veterinary college’s Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, is the $1,805,004 grant’s principal investigator.“We’re of course very grateful to receive this grant support,” said Palmer, who is currently on sabbatical leave in Spain. “To me, this is proof WSU is … » More …

WSU research team tackles dairy disease
April 26, 2004

A Washington State University team is battling Johne ’s (pronounced YO-knees) disease, also known as paratuberculosis, a multibillion-dollar problem in the dairy industry worldwide.Paratuberculosis is a chronic, contagious bowel inflammation that causes persistent and progressive diarrhea, weight loss, debilitation and eventually death. It affects cattle, sheep, goats, llamas, camels, farmed deer and other domestic, exotic and wild animals with multiple stomachs. It has also been recognized in wild rabbits.An estimated 22 percent of all U.S. dairy herds are infected with Johne’s disease, although most other countries have much higher infection rates.  This expanded research effort is being funded as part of a $4.4 million grant … » More …