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Mechanism triggers spread of prostate cancer to bones
March 13, 2017

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has found a way that prostate cancer cells hijack the body’s bone maintenance, facilitating the spread of bone cancers present in some 90 percent of prostate-cancer fatalities.

Student pharmacists assist in quick community care
February 21, 2017

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – In response to an outbreak of mumps in the area, 64 Washington State University College of Pharmacy students helped conduct 17 immunization clinics at schools and organizations in January and February.

WSU, Heritage University increase access to health education
January 24, 2017

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Heritage University have signed two agreements to streamline the path for Heritage students to become pharmacists, starting with the class entering in the fall.

Award will help pharmacy prof lead, advocate for change
December 15, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Jennifer Robinson, pharmacy clinical associate professor, is one of 30 educators nationwide selected for the 2016-17 Academic Leadership Fellows Program (ALFP) of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.

Safer gene therapy delivery reduces cancer risk
November 7, 2016

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – A Washington State University researcher has developed a way to reduce the development of cancer cells that are an infrequent but dangerous byproduct of gene therapy.

Alumna, 100, a grad of WSU’s first four-year pharmacy class
May 17, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Geraldine-Kerr-headSPOKANE, Wash. – A member of the first graduating class of the four-year bachelor of science in pharmacy degree at Washington State Agricultural College (now Washington State University), Geraldine (“Jeri”) J. Kerr celebrated her 100th birthday on April 16.

College of Pharmacy celebrates students, alumni, donors
April 27, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

SPOKANE, Wash. – Annual awards and alumni/donors who allowed the College of Pharmacy to present $325,000 in student scholarships this year were celebrated recently at the Washington State University Health Sciences campus in Spokane.

May 5: Medication management advocate to speak
April 18, 2016

Laura-Cranston-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Laura Cranston, executive director of the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), will be the keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony of the Washington State University College of Pharmacy at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.

Pharmacy administrator honored as national fellow
April 7, 2016

Linda-Garrelts-MacLeanSPOKANE, Wash. – Linda Garrelts MacLean, clinical professor at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy, is one of 25 pharmacists nationwide recently inducted as a fellow of the American College of Apothecaries (ACA).

Compound in green tea found to block rheumatoid arthritis
February 16, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

arthritis-journal-cover-article-webSPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University in Spokane have identified a potential new approach to combating the joint pain, inflammation and tissue damage caused by rheumatoid arthritis.