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Sleep research expert joins WWAMI Spokane faculty

SPOKANE – Jonathan Wisor has joined the research faculty of the WWAMI Medical Education Program at WSU Spokane. His appointment as an assistant professor is part of the growing focus on health sciences at the Spokane campus. He also holds an appointment with the Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology, and Physiology in the […]

Molecular microbiologist joins Spokane faculty

SPOKANE – As part of the expanding focus on health sciences at WSU Spokane, Weihang Chai, recently joined the research faculty of WWAMI Spokane — the university’s medical education program—as an assistant professor.   Chai comes to WSU Spokane from Texas Woman’s University, where she was an honored research fellow and assistant professor of biology. […]

WSU Spokane hireseducation director

SPOKANE – WSU Spokane recently hired WSU alumnus Kenneth Roberts as director for the WWAMI Basic Medical Education Program, a five-state collaborative medical school partnership between the University of Washington School of Medicine and the states of Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho. Roberts will start his new position on Feb. 1. He will be responsible […]

State funding brings WWAMI classroom

The University of Washington and Washington State University have received funds to develop the first phase of the WWAMI Classrooms Project — an initiative to develop state-of-the-art “tele-immersion” video-conferencing classrooms on WWAMI campuses across the five-state region that includes Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. Funding for the proposal came from Qwest Settlement Funds administered […]

WWAMI program expanding its medical, dental programs

Washington State University, the University of Washington and Eastern Washington University held a joint press conference this morning announcing plans to expand medical and dental education programs in the Spokane region. The conference was held at WSU Spokane’s Health Sciences Building on the Riverpoint campus.The expansion will come through the WWAMI program, which encompasses programs in […]

New WWAMI director takes helm in early August

Andrew L. Turner, dean of students at the University of Wyoming, has accepted the position of director of the joint Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho (WWAMI) Medical Education Program at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. Turner, who has more than 20 years experience with rural health care administration, education and professional […]