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Crowd celebrates opening of health sciences building
December 9, 2013

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
July 25, 2013

Kay Brothers and students

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 advising.

Among pre-pharmacy students mentored through PHASE, 27 students (87 percent) were accepted into pharmacy graduate schools; 23 pre-medical students mentored (79 percent) received offers from medical schools; and eight WSU pre-dental student (100 percent) were accepted into … » More …

Health science camps promote careers and college
June 20, 2013

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 underserved students from Rogers High School (Spokane, Wash.), Pasco High School (Pasco, Wash.) and Davis High School (Yakima, Wash.), are under way June 17-28 at the Pullman campus.

health sciences camp

Brandon Smith, a Na-ha-shnee camper and
member of the Colville tribe, listens … » More …

Health-care students part of Family Fair for the Palouse
April 19, 2013

MAPS 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, 315 SE Crestview St., Pullman.

The student groups will have booths at the fair where local health-care providers will offer free screenings. Jeffrey Radakovich, a Pullman family and sports medicine physician, will be at the MAPS booth to take blood … » More …

Health sciences students test skills in mock emergency
April 15, 2013

health sciences role play with patient

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. He helps her sit down but her discomfort continues. Just a minute later she doubles over and falls in a heap on the floor.

That was the opening scene in a recent … » More …

High school juniors to visit WSU Health Sciences programs
April 10, 2013

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 the Pullman campus, allowing attendees to pre-register for one or both events. Prospective students and their parents will be able to visit the Spokane campus on Friday afternoon and then travel to Pullman for the Saturday event.

The Spokane visit will begin at 1 p.m. with an academic fair with … » More …

Nutrition students to stage heart-healthy juried cook off
February 18, 2013

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 Medeiros, WSU Spokane)

Students in the nutrition and exercise physiology (NEP) program will host the International Cook Off and Heart Health Screening to call attention to the free and low-fee diet and exercise counseling the students offer to the community. NEP students … » More …

International Cook-Off and Heart Health Screening
February 13, 2013

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.

Please join us for fun, food sampling, heart health screenings, and more! Children are welcome.