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College of Medicine incorporates nutrition, exercise physiology training

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SPOKANE, Wash. – The Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program at WSU Spokane has been named as an academic department and incorporated into the WSU’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. » More …

WSU Spokane students win state community service awards

SPOKANE, Wash. – Pharmacy students involved in organizing mumps vaccination clinics in Spokane as well as two students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology program will receive community service awards Friday from the Washington state chapter of a national organization that promotes community service from higher education students and employees. » More …

WSU, Albertsons create first U.S. program allowing pharmacy technicians to administer immunizations

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SPOKANE, Wash. — A pilot program in Idaho, hosted by Washington State University’s College of Pharmacy and Albertsons Companies, has led to the first law to expand patient access to health care services through immunization training for pharmacy technicians. » More …

WSU scientists collaborate on ‘gene therapy in a box’

Trobridge-80SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane researchers have collaborated on a tabletop device that can genetically manipulate blood to treat cancer, HIV and other diseases without expensive processing facilities.  » More …

New Spokane medical-legal partnership will provide health advocacy

SPOKANE, Washington – Unmet legal problems adversely impact the health of approximately 1 in 6 Americans, most especially the poor, according to National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership. A 2012 Spokane Regional Health District study demonstrated how Spokane’s poor have significantly reduced life expectancy. On Jan. 12, a new six-member community collaborative will begin providing free in-clinic legal services to address the legal needs compromising the health of low-income individuals in our community. » More …

Health consortium receives funds for teaching health center

SPOKANE, Wash. – A Spokane health consortium will receive a $900,000 appropriation from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to ease the shortage of physicians in Spokane and eastern Washington and support an interprofessional teaching health facility for students in medical sciences, nursing, pharmacy and other health sciences.

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