IN THIS ISSUE
- Pharmacy Faculty, Students Help with Research to Enhance Elementary School Science Education
- WSU Veterinary College to Open Spokane Clinic with $3.5 Million Gifts
- Child Trauma—Using Schools to Break the Cycle
- Riverpoint Campus Master Plan Community Workshops Scheduled
- WSU, Spokane Public Schools Partnership Aims to Close Achievement Gap
- Evaluators May Meet Spokane Employees April 2
- Regents' Executive Committee Approves Two Spokane Projects
- WSU Spokane Student Wins Fellowship, Embarks on Journey into Leadership and Government
- Spokane MESA Students Use the Brain to Understand Science
- Student Pharmacists Advocate for Student, Pharmacy Issues in Olympia
- Celebrate Academic Excellence at Showcase
- Community Connections
- Personnel and Staffing Changes
- Way to Go!
- A Warm Welcome to...
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By Lorraine Nelson, College of Pharmacy
Ants may be plentiful in California in February, but in Spokane, Lisa Woodard had to order some from a pet store.
She needed them for an elementary school science lesson that was developed in California and is being evaluated with the help of student pharmacists and faculty at Washington State University.
Student pharmacists Connie Remsberg, Sara Low, and
“Last week I had mealworms in my office. The week before it was crickets,” said Woodard, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy at WSU.
The live insects are being used to teach basic scientific principles to selected classes of second graders in two Spokane area public school districts, Central Valley and Spokane Public Schools. The students are instructed to read a book about the particular insect they are studying, and then they set out to make a hypothesis and test it.
Mealworms don't like light, so the second graders will cover one side of a petri dish with black paper, hypothesize that the mealworms will seek cover under the paper, and then put the mealworms in the dish and see what happens, Woodard said.
This testing of the curriculum is the second phase of a federally funded research project started by the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton, Calif., which enlisted the help of a pharmacy professor at the University of the Pacific at Stockton, who in turn involved WSU Pharmacy Professor Raymond M. Quock.
The goal of the project—known as the HealthWISE program—is to determine whether health science instruction in the second and fifth grades can be improved by using student pharmacists in the classroom. The curriculum was developed in San Joaquin County last year and is being field-tested this year at WSU, the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy.
“Science education is an area where the U.S. lags behind and we are interested in changing that,” Quock said. He is one of the co-principal investigators listed on the project grant, which was awarded by the National Institutes of Health.
At WSU, Quock and Woodard have the additional goal of improving student pharmacist communication skills and if they like the results of this first class, they plan to continue to offer it as an elective.
Student pharmacist Sarah Low discusses the
The professors have five third-year pharmacy students in the class, which started in January and ends in April, and they spent about 9 hours of classroom time preparing them to go out into the elementary schools to teach. The preparation included meeting with the participating elementary school teachers.
The children are tested before and after they receive the science instruction, and the student pharmacists and school teachers also evaluate the experience. The data will be compiled and analyzed and disseminated to the researchers, including Quock and Woodard.
The fifth-grade curriculum is an introduction to the body's immune system, Woodard said.
“One lesson is about germs being everywhere,” she said. “The student pharmacists put glitter on their hands and high-fived the kids when they came into the classroom, and pretty soon there was glitter everywhere.”
The next step for the San Joaquin County researchers is to package the program and offer it to colleges of pharmacy around the county.
At WSU, Quock and Woodard both have a special interest in teaching and learning, and they may open the class to other health sciences students at WSU Spokane in the future.
“This study has been an opportunity for us to get this class going,” Woodard said. “We will find out more when the student pharmacists turn in their papers about how this class helped them achieve specific goals.”
By Charlie Powell, College of Veterinary Medicine, & Judith Van Dongen
Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine has signed an agreement and will open a satellite clinic at WSU's Riverpoint Campus in Spokane within the next year.
The development and operation of the clinic will be aided by $3.5 million in private gifts. A $2.7 million estate gift from 1944 WSU veterinary alumnus, Dr. Bernard Pinckney stipulated that his gift was to be used to establish a satellite clinic to offer continuing education opportunities for students and practitioners.
An additional $800,000 for the project is provided by the estate of former West Richland, Wash., resident Charlotte Hays. Hays' estate provided almost $1 million to WSU, part of which will also go to WSU's Owen Science Library. The Hays estate gift came to WSU's veterinary college thanks to her long-time association with Dr. James Benson of Richland; a 1969 WSU veterinary alumnus.
On Jan. 30, the WSU Board of Regents approved a $1.75 million construction budget for a major renovation project of an existing 7,000-square-foot building owned by WSU located at 218 E. Spokane Falls Blvd and previously occupied by BPS Plumbing. The remodeled building will feature space for four to six contract veterinarians, and will also include exam rooms, basic radiologic services and two surgery suites. An outpatient facility only, the clinic will not provide extended hospitalization services.
Additional support for the project comes from the WSU Minor Capital Improvement program and extramural instructional support for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Construction is slated to begin soon, and the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine hopes to open the clinic in by December. ...
The satellite clinic will enable the college to provide WSU veterinary students with additional training opportunities in specialized fields of veterinary medicine, while offering advanced services to the public. The clinic's focus will be on outpatient care in specialties that include ophthalmology, advanced dentistry, dermatology, oncology and internal medicine. The Inland Empire Veterinary Medical Association, a professional association of private practitioners in the region, welcomes these advanced services, which will complement their practices.
Long-time veterinary ophthalmologist and owner of the Animal Eye Clinic of Spokane, Dr. Bill Yakely, will continue his practice within the new facility with his current staff under terms of a lease. Under an agreement between WSU's veterinary college and Yakely, WSU veterinary students will be accepted by the practice for ophthalmological training.
“It is a very important and cost-effective benefit for us to have Dr. Yakely and his staff continue to train our students,” said Slinker. “His affiliation with teaching ophthalmology in this college extends over many years and we are very grateful.” The college will be recruiting additional veterinarians by contract to teach in Pullman-based classes, supervise students in their senior year, and provide services at the clinic.
By Judith Van Dongen
Parental neglect, emotional abuse, witnessing domestic violence, physical abuse—one in every three children in this country is exposed to these types of experiences, which are collectively known as complex trauma.
Complex traumatic exposure threatens children's development by putting them at risk for academic, social, and health problems, including criminal behavior, drug and alcohol abuse, and involvement in abusive relationships. Every child victim is a potential future perpetrator, and breaking the cycle requires intervention. The mental health system offers support to some children, but many others fall through the cracks.
“With one in three kids affected, we can't possibly have treatment system-oriented responses that are going to be able to address this. The numbers simply don't pencil out,” said Chris Blodgett, director of the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) of Eastern Washington and a long-time researcher specializing in issues related to the well-being of children and families.
For the past three years, Blodgett has been exploring the concept of complex trauma with senior research associate Roy Harrington and research associate Natalie Turner, among others. The key to addressing the issue, they say, lies in the one truly universal system serving all children in the United States: K–12 education.
Kids spend more time in schools than in any other setting outside their homes, and they bring their experiences into the classroom, where they can create challenges for teachers who have received little or no training in recognizing and effectively engaging with traumatized children.
“These are kids who are coming in with different learning styles, a different ability to interpret and understand what's happening in the environment,” said Blodgett, who emphasized that schools don't have a choice about being treatment providers. “They're already in the business. What we have to figure out collectively is how to help them do that more successfully,” he said.
Back in 2006, AHEC received grant funding through the Washington State Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) to improve school and mental health treatment coordination. As part of that project, Turner and a colleague provided one-day training programs at schools in the Spokane area and in Pierce County to teach educators, school administrators, counselors, and other interested professionals about trauma and helping traumatized children to learn.
The response to the trainings has been overwhelmingly positive, said Turner. “Once you understand how trauma impacts healthy development and how it affects a child's ability to engage in relationships with you, then you can think about how to approach that child in a way that's going to allow that relationship to be more successful.”
The partnership with OSPI has given the researchers an opportunity to examine the issues firsthand, engage in a conversation with school administrators and staff, and build a network of partners that is invested in responding to the challenge. In addition to several Spokane area school districts, partners now include Educational Services District 101; the Spokane Regional Health District; the Spokane County Community Network; and the Boston-based Trauma Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to social justice. Other entities within WSU may soon be joining the partnership.
In the past year, Blodgett and his colleagues have developed an intervention that they think will enable schools to adopt trauma response through an emphasis on individual learning. They are looking to secure funding to test their model in Eastern Washington in the next few years, and hope to eventually see it adopted throughout the country.
Though he refers to complex traumatic exposure as a public health crisis, Blodgett stressed that there is an element of hope to the story.
“With our intervention, we have what we think is essentially the other half of the story, which is about what a classroom teacher, by changing his or her behavior, can do to create an environment that can truly change the trajectory of a child's life,” he said.
By Barb Chamberlain
The community is invited to participate in three master plan
workshops in March, April and June for an update of the Riverpoint
Campus plan. The planning process, led by Washington State
University, includes representatives of Riverpoint Campus partners
Eastern Washington University and Sirti.
- Tuesday, March 17, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint Campus
Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20):
Presentation of information showing a summary of the recently completed Downtown Spokane Plan, overview of current campus/neighborhood conditions, results of a 2008 space study to accommodate current health/biomedical sciences programs, and conceptual ideas for the buildout of campus to assist in the update of the master plan for the Riverpoint Campus.
- Thursday, April 23, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint
Campus Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20):
Presentation of draft campus master plan based on community input from March 17 workshop and other information and ideas collected. Attendees will be asked to respond to the draft, with input addressed in the final plan presented at the third workshop.
- Wednesday, June 3, 3-5 p.m., Riverpoint Campus
Academic Center Auditorium (Room 20):
A final draft of the campus master plan will be presented. The master plan will be completed for publication this summer.
The WSU Spokane home page will feature a link to information from each stage of planning when it is available.
Over the past year, the planning and design team has met with units of Washington State University, Eastern Washington University, University of Washington, and Sirti to gather information on program plans that drive capital construction priorities, in particular for the health sciences.
A biomedical and health sciences complex was identified as the top priority to accelerate expansion of health sciences research and teaching programs, which are the campus's primary focus. A request for funding of pre-design for the first building in the complex is one of WSU's capital funding priorities in the current legislative session.
The vision for Riverpoint Campus is that it be developed as a pedestrian-friendly urban campus that attracts excellent students and faculty, complements community systems, and interfaces seamlessly with the surrounding neighborhoods. The campus is developing with primary focus on the biomedical and health sciences, particularly graduate, professional and applied research programs.
By Julie Titone, College of Education
In an effort to achieve academic success for each student in Spokane Public Schools, College of Education faculty members are partnering with school district administrators to ensure that the school system is socially just.
Their Leaders as Learners project will begin this spring with a $200,000 grant from the Stuart Foundation. The project is particularly concerned with closing the “achievement gap” between students of color and their peers. Its goal is to develop the capacity of administrators to help students who have not shown improvement despite previous efforts to raise their level of achievement.
“Our university and school district team will be looking at the kind of support principals and central office administrators believe they really need as leaders,” said Joan Kingrey, Spokane academic director for the College of Education.
WSU faculty members involved with the project are Kingrey, professor Gail Furman and associate professor Gordon Gates, all of whom teach in the educational leadership program.
“We're really enthusiastic about this opportunity because it's a new model of partnership between university faculty and a school district,” Furman said, adding that Spokane school administrators have already made substantial efforts to support students of color.
Spokane school district representatives on the project team include executive director for teaching and learning Tammy Campbell, and associate superintendent for teaching and learning Karin Short, as well as other district administrators still to be chosen....
WSU and Spokane Public Schools have outlined a three-year partnership and project. The Stuart Foundation grant may ultimately be renewed for a total of $800,000. The San Francisco-based foundation was established by Elbridge A. Stuart, founder of the Carnation Company, to continue his charitable giving after his death. It focuses its work on supporting children and youth in California and Washington, the two states in which Stuart spent most of his life....
This is the second initiative in which the WSU College of Education is working with Spokane-area educators. The college facilitates the Riverpoint Partnership for Math and Science, in which high school math teachers, community college math instructors, math education faculty and mathematics faculty are working together to prepare high school students for college-level courses.
By Cynthia King, WSU Today
WSU's 10-year accreditation process will culminate March 30-April 3 with the visit of the evaluation team from the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WSU Spokane will be visited by two members of the evaluation team on April 2. Evaluators will be at WSU Pullman April 1-3, and members of the team will be in Tri-Cities and Vancouver on March 30.
Faculty, staff and students may be asked to meet with evaluators as they work to verify evidence and analysis generated by WSU in its self-study. WSU's goal is to demonstrate it is using the self-study to implement improvement.
Completed last fall, the self-study is the product of a two-year process to:
- Encourage institutional improvement.
- Assess WSU's effectiveness and impact in meeting goals for educating undergraduate, graduate and professional students; conducting scholarship and research; and providing service/outreach.
- Evaluate the university against a set of standards that have been developed and revised over time by NWCCU members. Those standards cover institutional mission and goals, planning and effectiveness; educational program and effectiveness; students; faculty; library and information resources; governance and administration; finance; physical resources; and institutional integrity
WSU last was accredited by NWCCU in 1999, and that status was reaffirmed by the commission on the basis of an interim report in 2004.
The 12-person evaluation team will be led by Jay Gogue (pronounced “goodge”), president of Auburn University. Each evaluator will be assigned to specific vice presidential areas and colleges. Each also will be responsible for one or more accreditation standards.
By James Tinney, WSU News Service
The Executive Committee of the Washington State University Board of Regents approved allocations to two projects related to the growth of the health sciences on the WSU Spokane campus at a special meeting held by teleconference on Tuesday, February 24.
The committee approved the expansion of a data center in the basement of the Phase I Classroom Building. University officials said growth on the Riverpoint campus—including the nursing doctoral program, the WWAMI (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho) medical education program and expansion of the Shock Physics Laboratory—has resulted in expanded need for the data center.
A Washington State Innovation Partnership Zone grant will pay $900,000 of the $1.722 million cost of the construction, with the remainder coming from already allocated state building funds and from WWAMI.
The WWAMI program is also funding a $2 million renovation project on the Riverpoint campus to provide more biomedical and biochemistry research space and another interactive classroom. The additions, which will take place in the Nursing and Health Sciences Buildings, will accommodate growth in the WWAMI program. The executive committee also approved this project Tuesday.
Construction on both projects will begin immediately.
By Becki Meehan
A passion for leadership and giving back led Jessica Pilgrim to a fortunate opportunity to experience the American government up close. The George Nethercutt Foundation recently named Pilgrim, a junior in WSU Spokane's leadership and professional studies program, to its Class of 2009 Nethercutt Fellows.
The Class of 2009 Nethercutt Fellows with former Congressman
George R. Nethercutt, founder and chairman of the Nethercutt
Foundation. From left to right: Gillian Goodrich (Whitworth),
Dustin Massie (EWU), Allison Roehling (Gonzaga), Michelle Creek
(Whitworth), Jessica Pilgrim (WSU), Tyler Whitney
(Whitworth), George Nethercutt, Rashid Gabdulhakov (Whitworth), and
Shaughnessy Murphy (Gonzaga School of Law).
Pilgrim is one of eight Spokane area students who will participate in the fellowship program, which was created last year to give college students a greater understanding of the importance of civic education and involvement through academic and hands-on experience. As a Nethercutt fellow, she will take a journey through the intricate system of American government and learn first-hand how she can participate within the system to make her community, state, and nation better places to live.
“My parents encouraged me from an early age to challenge authority if I didn't believe something was fair or right,” said Pilgrim. “It has been so ingrained in me from the start that I don't understand how to be anything but a leader. I want to help others realize their full potential and experience the happiness we all deserve.”
The Nethercutt Fellowship program offers its students national exposure, leadership training, high level mentoring and professional development not otherwise available to college students. The curriculum includes lectures, selected readings, and discussions on the American economic system, the basics of political theory and current political developments, and constitutional law and principles.
A highlight of the program is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., where the fellows will visit the White House, tour the Senate and House of Representatives, meet with members of Congress, tour selected federal agencies, and meet with government officials. They will round out their knowledge of the American system of government by participating in an internship with a governmental, quasi-governmental, or political entity in their communities.
“I consider myself very lucky to be a part of such a wonderful and unique program,” said Pilgrim. “This will afford me the opportunity to sharpen and apply the things I am learning in class.”
Upon completion of her degree at WSU Spokane, Pilgrim plans to continue her leadership studies in a graduate program at Gonzaga University.
- Follow Jessica's journey and learn more about the Nethercutt Foundation at www.nethercuttfoundation.org.
By Heather Cochran, College of Veterinary Medicine, & Stephanie Logan
WSU president Elson S. Floyd will welcome more than 65 Math, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) Spokane-area eighth graders who will play judge for a day as they award top honors to the best student submission during the seventh annual Kids Judge! Academic Fair 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. March 12 at Ensminger Pavilion in Pullman.
A part of National Brain Awareness Week Campaign, Kids Judge! pairs senior level neurophysiology students with students in local communities to enhance scientific awareness and give the children an opportunity to act as exhibit critics.
Young students explore the marvels of the human brain
This year's event brings underrepresented (minority and female) MESA students from the Spokane area, who will spend the day evaluating and providing feedback on student exhibits and the college student's ability to explain complex neuroscience concepts in simple understandable terms on such projects as: “Need for Speed,” “Jeepers Creepers,” and “Microbial Mayhem.”
Students also will have the opportunity to engage with WSU neuroscience faculty and students, hold and identify the structures of real human brains, and enjoy a scoop of Jell-O brain alongside their sack lunches.
“One of the best parts of this event is that students get out of Spokane and are given a chance to be in a university environment,” said Bethany Coupens, Spokane MESA Center middle school coordinator. “We get visitors coming into the schools, but rarely get to take these underrepresented students to an actual campus. Some have never been out of Spokane, and we are pleased to have this opportunity to expose students to alternative enrichment routes.”
By Judith Van Dongen
Left: Senator Paull Shinn (far left) meets with student
pharmacists. Right: third-year WSU pharmacy students with clinical
assistant professor Brenda Bray (center) at the Capitol Campus.
On February 20, student pharmacists and faculty from the WSU College of Pharmacy joined their peers from the University of Washington at the State Capitol in Olympia for Pharmacy Legislative Day. The students met with legislators to open a dialogue on issues important to both students and pharmacy professionals.
During each visit with a legislator, a student pharmacist served as leader of the discussion. Topics discussed included college tuition caps, financial aid, cuts in Medicaid reimbursement rates to pharmacies, the Medicaid Audit Reform Bill, and the use of tamper-resistant prescription drug pads to reduce fraudulent Medicaid prescriptions. The students also observed a session of the Senate and the House of Representatives and met with staff from the Committee on Higher Education.
Pharmacy Legislative Day was organized by the Washington State Pharmacy Association (WSPA). The event owed its success in large part to the organizational efforts of WSPA board member and WSU student Andrew Helm, who was instrumental in handling the logistics and securing appointments with specific legislators.
President Elson S. Floyd and provost and executive vice president Warwick M. Bayly invite you to celebrate the academic achievements of WSU faculty, staff, emeriti, and students on March 27 in Pullman.
9:00 a.m.–noon • Bohler Gymnasium
View original scholarship, research, and creative work by WSU faculty, staff, and students. Everyone welcome. A number of your Spokane colleagues are presenting posters during this event, including faculty, students and staff in the College of Education, College of Pharmacy, Interdisciplinary Design Institute, Sleep and Performance Research Center, and WWAMI Spokane.
Distinguished Faculty Address
2:30–3:30 p.m. • Compton Union Building, Room 212
Livestock Vaccines to Promote Global Human and Animal Health, by Wendy C. Brown, professor, Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology. A reception will follow, hosted by the College of Veterinary Medicine. Everyone welcome. Registrations appreciated.
Social starts 5:30 p.m.; Banquet starts 6:30 p.m. • Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum
Join us for this celebration of faculty and staff achievements. Tickets are $35; reservations required by March 18.
- Phi Delta Kappa, the Professional Association in Education, has honored the WSU superintendent certification program with the its 2009 Washington “Great Teacher” award in the university category. The program was nominated by one of its first graduates, Frank Hewins, superintendent of the Franklin Pierce School District. “Since its inception in 1996, hundreds of current and future school system leaders have been trained to apply best practice and theory to the ever-evolving issues faced by school districts,” Hewins said in his nomination. “Now, 12 years and 300 students later, the program is stronger than ever. Evolving to fit the needs of 21st century instructional leaders, the program's director, Dr. Gene Sharratt, has placed social justice at the heart of system leaders' work.” Sharratt will accept the award at an April 18 recognition dinner.
- WSU interior design students are the winners of three of six awards at the 2008 Cooper Lighthing SOURCE Awards National Lighting Design Competition for students. Emily Myers won the competition, Rebecca Scott received an honorable mention, and Stephanie Ploof received an award of recognition. The winners will be recognized May 4 during the keynote speaker luncheon at Lightfair International 2009 in New York, in front of an audience of some 500 design professionals.
If you or one of your colleagues or students has received a special honor or award, or reached another professional milestone, please e-mail the information to Judith Van Dongen at email@example.com.
March 11 (Tonight), Spokane Science Café on Lou Gehrig's Disease
This edition of Science Café will feature a presentation by Chris Copstead and Nadean Watkins on Lou Gehrig's Disease, or Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The event starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Steam Plant Grill, 159 S. Lincoln Ave., Spokane, and admission is free. For more information, visit the Science on Tap Web site or contact Laurie Hassell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-699-6240.
March 18, Spokane Public Radio Health Forum, "the Science of Sleep"
Moderated by KSPS Health Matters host Steve Becker, this forum features a panel of area experts—including our very own Hans Van Dongen from the WSU Sleep and Performance Research Center—who will answer questions and share information about a wide variety of sleep disorders. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Spokane City Hall Council Chambers from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. It is being presented by Spokane Public Radio and City Cable Channel 5 and is underwritten by WSU Spokane, among others.
March 20, Spokane Science, Technology & Business Discovery Series Presentation
Hosted by the Technology Alliance, this presentation will feature Suzanne Lindsey from the biotech startup Recodagen, who will speak on new therapies to stop the spread of cancerous tumors. The event takes place Friday, March 20, from. 7:30–9:00 a.m. at the Spokane Athletic Club at 1002 W Riverside Ave. The cost of $30 may be paid at the door. The presentation begins at 8:00 am and opens with a buffet breakfast at 7:30 a.m. To RSVP please send e-mail to email@example.com, or call 208-651-6271 or 509-209-925. For more information on this series, go to the Technology Alliance Web site.
- Cristina Duvall, Research Associate, Pharmacotherapy, effective 2/24/09
- Lynn Maxwell, Research Study Coordinator 2, Pharmacotherapy, effective 2/24/09
- Recruitment & Searches:
- Office Assistant 3, College of Nursing, ON HOLD
- Program Assistant, College of Nursing, ON HOLD
- Administrative Assistant 3, College of Education, closed 1/26/09, reviewing applications, ON HOLD
- Research Technologist 2, WWAMI Basic Medical Education Program, closed 1/19/09, pending approval to hire
- Academic Coordinator, Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism,
review of applications began 2/2/09
- Bartman (IT wizard Bart Brazier) really saved
us all when a server changeover required by Pullman IT took down
the shortcut URLs that so many programs and departments rely on for
marketing. We have those short URLs in lots of printed materials
and online links. For example, AHEC had conference brochures ready
to go out and a lot of people would have hit dead links when they
tried to register. Bart jumped on it when there were plenty of
other fires to put out that were created by the change and got
things patched up.
(from Barb Chamberlain, Communications)
- Way to go to the 36 faithful blood donors who donated blood at
the Riverpoint Campus on January 22, giving the "gift of
life" to patients in our region. Because just one pint of
blood can help save as many as three people's lives, 108
patients and their families may be touched by these very special
(from Judi Young, CEO of the Inland Northwest Blood Center)
Here's where you make someone's day a little brighter by extending your thanks for a job well done. Send your “Way to Go!” comments to Judith Van Dongen and watch for your thanks to be published in an upcoming issue of the Campus Bulletin!
- ...Xueyu Dai, who is a research associate/postdoctoral fellow with WWAMI Spokane and the School of Molecular Bioscience. She conducts research on the molecular mechanism for telomere maintenance in cells and holds a PhD from Peking University in China.
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