Crowd celebrates opening of health sciences building

SPOKANE, Wash. – Medical student Scott Hippe says one of his favorite things about the $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building is the windows. Huge panes of glass cover most of the structure and offer splendid views of the Washington State University Spokane campus and beyond.

Mentoring greatly improves graduates’ admissions

Kay Brothers works with students in 2012. PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU had a 100 percent dental school acceptance rate among applicants who had been mentored in the WSU Pre-Health and STEM Education (PHASE) office. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “We’ve never had 100 percent for dental before,” said Kay Brothers, director of pre-medical and pre-dental […]

Health science camps promote careers and college

PULLMAN, Wash. – As most teens celebrate the end of the school year, 55 Native American and underserved high school students statewide are returning to learning for two weeks to explore health science careers at Washington State University. The Na-ha-shnee Health Science Institute, designed for Native Americans, and the Creating a Nursing Path program, benefiting […]

Health-care students part of Family Fair for the Palouse

PULLMAN, Wash. – No appointments are necessary to get basic health care and information Saturday, thanks to efforts of the Washington State University Minority Association of Pre-Health Students (MAPS) and the WSU Pre-Dental Club. They are participating in the 17th annual free, public Family Fair for the Palouse 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School, […]

Health sciences students test skills in mock emergency

Nutrition and exercise physiology student Scot Webb examines nursing faculty member Barb Richardson during a simulated cardiac role-play scenario. (Photos by Doug Nadvornick, WSU Spokane) SPOKANE, Wash. – Jill Jones is walking on a treadmill at her cardiac rehab appointment. The exercise physiologist is evaluating Jill when she begins to experience tightness in her chest. […]

High school juniors to visit WSU Health Sciences programs

SPOKANE, Wash. – Health sciences programs at Washington State University in Spokane will host the first spring student recruitment fair for high school juniors on Friday, April 26. Registration is closed because the event is full, with 200 expected to attend. Health sciences has teamed up with WSU’s “Preview for Juniors,” held every spring on […]

Nutrition students to stage heart-healthy juried cook off

SPOKANE, Wash. – Heart-healthy and nutritionally balanced dishes with an international flair will be prepared by students and then judged at a free, public event Feb. 20 at Washington State University in Spokane. Food samples and recipes will be made available to those who attend. NEP students at a fall health fair. (Photo by Cori […]

International Cook-Off and Heart Health Screening

It’s Heart Health Month and the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and Pharmacy students are proud to present an International Cook-Off and Heart Health Screening Feb. 20 | 4:30-6 p.m. Riverpoint Campus Phase I Classroom Building 2nd Floor Learn more about eating healthy on a budget and preparing healthy meals in a short amount of time. […]